Accenture

Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with more than 323,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries. Combining unparalleled experience, comprehensive capabilities across all industries and business functions, and extensive research on the world’s most successful companies, Accenture collaborates with clients to help them become high-performance businesses and governments. The company generated net revenues of US$30.0 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2014. Its home page is www.accenture.com.

Accenture Industrial Software Solutions is a leading provider and enabler of this digital transformation. At every level of industrial services—from plant floor monitoring and control, to manufacturing operations management, and enterprise-wide business operations—its comprehensive capabilities can help industrialize your manufacturing processes, and optimize your growth opportunities.

Accenture Industrial Software Solutions comprises three core offerings, together with a suite of Value Realization Services, tailored for Industry:

• Product Development Services—address the challenge of shorter product lifecycles by putting connected, intelligent devices at the heart of digital strategy. They can provide not only the embedded software system and industrial connectivity you need to compete effectively, but also the industrial software development and product support services that could help you innovate more quickly and get to market faster, more reliably and at lower cost.

We can support you throughout the transformation process, leveraging our unmatched software development and engineering mix, as well as our powerful culture of innovation, collaboration and teaming to enable appropriate results.

• Industrial Project Services—address the need to facilitate consistency and standardization across the dimensions of the operating model, as manufacturing excellence—no defects, no stoppages—becomes the industrial Holy Grail.

Its sub-offerings include: automation at plant level to boost speed and flexibility; a Manufacturing Execution System (MES) that can exchange data with Product Lifecycle Management (PLM)—and vice versa—to reinforce connectivity; and industrial IT services for IT and Operations Technology (OT) interface as the old borders between factory components dissolve and OT and IT start to share the same core platform.

Accenture is well positioned to deliver quality for our clients in this exciting new environment. An IT services company since our foundation, we have expanded into OT as well as R&D and engineering-related areas. We are also equipped with a library of industry- and platform-specific best practices. And thanks to our alliances with the major IIoT, PLM and supply chain technology providers, we can combine our functional and process know-how with theirs; at the same time facilitating product independence because we deliver our solutions independently from the manufacturers of the components used in those solutions.

• Industrial Solutions—and specifically a Digital Plant solution that addresses the need to improve the predictability of plant and equipment downtime with a predictive maintenance framework directly integrated with SAP/ERP. The solution’s Human Machine Interface (HMI) works across platforms and devices to enable remote monitoring and expert collaboration. What’s more, data visualization dashboards would give plant managers complete visibility into data, in real time and across all plants, globally.

Our technology-agnostic approach, as well as Accenture proprietary components, takes your special considerations, hardware and system requirements into account. And as open-source software becomes synonymous with faster time to market, innovation, quality and cost reduction, our robust governance structure, which includes license clearing, ensures peace of mind.

Accenture Industrial Software Solutions are also scalable, and thus aligned with your company’s digital growth potential. Furthermore, we are steadily developing additional offerings.

• Value Realization Services

With IT and OT now more closely linked, Industrial Security has become critically important. Indeed, the consequences of security failures can impact safety, the environment and production.

Accenture has developed a new ISA-95 based industrial internet model, with security embedded in each layer to offer complete, end-to-end coverage, from secure software development lifecycle practices to security consultancy. The model also delivers a secure, cloud-based management platform for IIoT projects. Accenture has a dedicated team that is harnessing big data through Industrial Analytics for dashboards and predictive maintenance activities, thus adding value to the entire solution.

Industrial Consultancy also helps transform manufacturing plant and factories. Our IIoT focus can help guide the preparation of a transformation roadmap.