AVEVA with Microsoft to drive Digital Transformation in the Manufacturing and Energy Sectors

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With the aim to focus on accelerating digital transformation in the industrial sector, the global leader in engineering and industrial software, AVEVA will be extending its long-standing strategic collaboration with Microsoft. 

The partnership will help maximize the value that customers can derive from the integration of AVEVA’s portfolio with Microsoft cloud services and especially Microsoft Azure (infrastructure, data and AI services). Customers would further be able to achieve implementations quicker, connect teams more readily and drive growth opportunities throughout their integrated portfolio.

The key focus areas for AVEVA will revolve around cloud as well as transforming the workforce (connected worker), and building a common Asset Strategy (Asset Performance). Together with Microsoft, AVEVA will continue to focus on three core areas – Total, Veolia and SCG Chemicals – platform integration, a multi-solution engagement approach, and a shared go-to-market strategy. The platform integration approach can help generate new ways to increase business value for customers.

Over the past few years, the manufacturing and energy industries have been relying heavily on digital transformation for business sustainability while seeking robust technologies to run their operations efficiently.  In a digital-first new normal, AVEVA is collaborating with Microsoft to support its customer vision of creating profitable business outcomes that will enable them to thrive in today’s challenging macro environment. AVEVA may further explore opportunities to collaborate on environmental sustainability in the future. 

AVEVA’s portfolio together with Microsoft’s technology solutions will help customers to deploy faster, reduce energy consumption, cut emissions, and share collaborative innovation, while boosting efficiency for all. It will unlock new technology innovations and digital solutions like Azure AI services, such as Azure Cognitive Search and help support efficient energy management, successful workforce transformations and realize process improvements.

Integration of technology solutions has broad implications in complex industries. With the world’s economy becoming increasingly reliant on digital infrastructure, meeting the highest standards for these critical assets is vital to providing secure, safe and reliable critical services. 

Steen Lomholt-Thomsen, Chief Revenue Officer at AVEVA, said, “With so much of the world’s economy becoming reliant on digitization, meeting the highest standards for these critical deployments is no longer just a nice to have, it is an absolute necessity. The upshot of this pandemic is that it has forced entire sectors within industry to embrace innovative digital platforms available to facilitate a way of working that keeps both people connected and agile, and more importantly, safe. We are proud to be extending our relationship with Microsoft as we strive to make our joint contribution towards helping customers navigate the challenges and complexities that today’s volatile environment brings.”

Deb Cupp, CVP WW Enterprise & Commercial Industries at Microsoft, commented that with today’s economic resilience tied so closely to digital infrastructures, it is important that industrial organizations adopt a scalable, stable, and harmonized framework to support their corporate strategies. “Cloud technologies like Microsoft Azure will enable businesses to configure, provision and design the solution they need, when and where they need it. Our collaboration with AVEVA will empower industrial and manufacturing organizations to develop innovative solutions for our customers,” he said.

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