Kaiserslautern, September 20, 2017 – Empolis Information Management GmbH is well prepared for the Internet of Things. The renowned “ISG Provider Lens Germany 2018” study has declared Empolis one of Germany’s leading suppliers in the “Industrial Analytics & Visualization” segment.
The ISG analysts compared 74 suppliers regarding to their capability to analyze large volumes of industrial machine and equipment data and visualize that data, in order to enable users to gain new insights from it. Empolis was found to be one of Germany’s eight top suppliers. Also on that list are Atos, Bosch SI, Deutsche Telekom, Device Insight, IBM, PTC and SAP.
ISG analysts’ verdict was: “Thanks to a customer base that has been developed over many years and that has grown continuously, Empolis has a wealth of knowledge and experience on current applications in the Internet of Things.” They added that Empolis had also established a partner network that was clearly focused on the Internet of Things.
Currently, the most important applications for these technologies are predictive maintenance and remote monitoring analysis. “We capture and analyze data and sensor streams from machines and equipment in real time. Based on time series data and utilizing intelligent technologies such as Deep Learning, we precisely calculate when the wear on a machine will become so extensive that components need to be replaced – before unscheduled downtimes can occur.” Dr. Stefan Wess, Empolis CEO, explains an application particularly relevant to engineering.
But data capture can also serve to develop new data-driven business models, as it can now be used by companies to gain helpful additional information available to their customers for the first time. Examples of this include troubleshooting applications for hotlines, remote maintenance, field service, and self-service offerings.
“Entering the field of data analysis is risk-free for users because we operate with agile development and use case-driven sprints. Our customers have first results on hand after just two weeks,” explains Wess.