ABB Drives Forward With Its Holistic Asset Management Vision

Published 9 April 2019 by Malavika Tohani & David Metcalfe &

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Executive Summary

This report forms one in a series covering the asset performance management (APM) software market, which is entering a phase of growth and innovation. ABB was founded through a merger in 1988 and is one of the world’s largest providers of electrical equipment and industrial automation products. ABB also has a large software portfolio encompassing a wide range of asset-intensive industries, with specialisations in the power and utilities industries. ABB provides users with a thorough understanding of their industrial assets by encompassing data from a range of information systems and sensors to provide strong functionality for asset health monitoring, predictive maintenance, and prescriptive maintenance. Verdantix recommends that operations managers at power and utility firms looking for an APM platform that integrates asset information data to provide detailed insights into asset behaviour, should consider using ABB’s APM offering to improve their operational performance.

Table of contents

ABB Delivers An Integrated APM Platform For Power And Utilities Firms
ABB’s APM Software Tackles A Multitude Of Customers’ Operational Challenges
Customers Seeking A Comprehensive Vision For Asset Life-Cycle Management Should Turn To ABB

Organisations mentioned

Ameren, American Electric Power (AEP), Dassault Systèmes, First Energy, IBM, Kinectrics, OSIsoft, SAP, State Grid Corporation of China

About the authors

Malavika Tohani

Principal Analyst

Malavika is a Principal Analyst in the Verdantix Operational Excellence practice. Her current research agenda focuses on covering operational risk technologies, best practices and growth strategies. Her recent research focussed on benchmarking the capabilities of the prominent operational risk software vendors. She has over 10 years’ experience in research and strategy consulting. Malavika previously worked at Frost & Sullivan, managing and delivering advisory projects for clients involving expansion, acquisition, benchmarking and product development strategies. Malavika holds a MSc in Economics from Madras School of Economics.

David Metcalfe

CEO

David co-founded Verdantix in 2008 and leads the firm’s research and advisory work on the digitization of Operational Excellence which covers software, systems integration, wearables and drones. Prior to founding Verdantix, David was a Senior Vice President at Forrester Research and Head of Analysis and Forecasting for BT. He holds a PhD from Cambridge University in Game Theory and Decision Analysis and worked as a Research Associate at the Harvard Business School.

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