Internet of Things

Connected objects or the IOT (Internet Of Things) are booming. According to the definition of the consulting firm McKinsey & Company, the Internet of Things consists in integrating and embedding intelligent sensors and systems in machines or various products so that they communicate with each other. The Internet of Things, or IoT, and BigData (its corollary) are trends that are transforming the world and the industry.

Create new value-added services

8.4 billion objects will be connected in 2017, a figure up 31% compared to 2016, according to Gartner. Total spending on connected objects and related services is expected to approach $2 trillion in 2017.

Now our industrial customers are imagining their next connected product (connected manufacturing machine, connected shoe, etc…). The Internet of Things thus enables companies to manage goods and equipment, optimize their performance and even create new value-added services. Products are no longer just objects, but intelligent objects, connected products.

Connected objects = intelligent products

Connected objects are intelligent objects that fit perfectly into a digital maturity strategy. An example with the maximization of the use of production machines.

According to analyses carried out by the American Central Bank (EDF), manufacturers use production machinery to the extent of only 52% of their capacity. The other part of the time, industrial machines are considered as maintenance, out of service or simply not used.

In this context, OptimData has developed an innovative solution to improve the use of machines by communicating with them through the use of the Internet of Things and Big Data. OptimData’s ProductInUse application allows manufacturers to evolve their current business model by directing them towards the sale of additional services, ultimately towards a pay-per-use sale. This (re)evolution of the market will make it possible to adapt the use of machines and thus considerably improve their productivity according to demand.

However, SMEs do not have the means to understand all the areas of the IoT: sensors, communication, storage, analysis, alerts, actuators…. They need an ecosystem and a platform. This is the purpose of the partnerships concluded with Synox and Optimdata, specialists in sensors and communication.

Visiativ positioning

In partnership with Synox and OptimData and in addition to the BPM (process automation) and EDG (Electronic Document Management) modules, Visiativ offers a solution for managing connected objects directly accessible from its Moovapps platform, and allows its users to reinvent a new customer proximity. By integrating the ProductInUse offer and the opportunities offered by IoT, Visiativ offers machine manufacturers the opportunity to develop new services and significantly evolve their business models.