Apr 21, 2021

Achieve the golden batch in manufacturing with Hexagon

Janet Brice
2 min
Achieve the golden batch in manufacturing with Hexagon
How to increase efficiency and reliability in manufacturing with data-centric workflows from Hexagon’s PPM division - a key partner of CGI...

Achieve operational excellence with Hexagon’s PPM division which specialises in asset lifecycle and operations management - paving the way for a successful digital transformation.

For the past 50 years Hexagon has been helping more than 5,000 global customers to achieve the golden batch in manufacturing with data-centric workflows to empower front-line operators and enable enterprise scalability.

By using Hexagon’s j5 IndustriaForm Templates companies can bridge the old with the new by consolidating siloed paper and electronic forms into a single configurable enterprise scheme. This allows operators to view approved workflows and managers to track the process. 

Hexagon’s PPM division is a key partner for CGI as they work to connect human input into manufacturing procedures, enabling the customisation of manufacturing execution systems (MES). 

As CGI focuses on data harvesting to achieve smart manufacturing for their clients, Hexagon is helping to optimise their golden batch process by digitising their workflows allowing for a more controlled, consistent work process.

“Hexagon is one of our partners in the automation of manual processes,” said Coen Huesmann, Vice President of Consulting Services Manufacturing Center of Excellence at CGI Nederland, who pointed out how important this partnership is for CGI’s journey to Industry 4.0.

“For one of our manufacturing clients, we are jointly supporting the automation of the formulation of their products. With this solution our customer is able to bring new recipes to production in a standardised and automated way, making production and product change over safer and much more efficient,” he said.

Neil Singh, Industry Consultant, Hexagon PPM Division said: “Digitalising batch production and including the operator’s input gives companies the ability to truly understand the real consistency of their operations and make the best use of their human sensor-generated information.

“The goal is to increase efficiency and agility and ultimately enable sustainable production,” he said.

To find out more about how Hexagon is partnering with CGI you can read the latest issue of Technology and Manufacturing here.

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May 7, 2021

KX and Microsoft partner to scale up real-time analytics

Analytics
Tilly Kenyon
2 min
KX and Microsoft partner to work together in helping companies scale up their real-time analytics and decision making proficiency
KX and Microsoft partner to work together in helping companies scale up their real-time analytics and decision making proficiency...

KX, a data analysis software developer and vendor, announced it has become a Microsoft Partner. The two companies are working together to build a long-term technical and go-to-market roadmap to enable companies to rapidly scale up their real-time analytics and decision-making capabilities.

This announcement has followed the launch of KX Insights, which is a cloud-first platform for streaming analytics that fully leverages the benefits of cloud architecture natively to deliver fast, scalable real-time data insights via the Microsoft Azure Marketplace.

“KX Insights takes full advantage of the Microsoft Azure platform to deliver the optimal performance while maintaining interoperability with existing processes and data,” says Gerry Buggy, Chief Strategy Officer at KX.

“Together with Microsoft, we are offering a streaming analytics solution that is fast, secure, and flexible. It’s a game-changer for firms looking to drive operational and commercial performance through real-time analytics.”

KX Insights has been built to leverage vast amounts of real-time data in a scalable and easy-to-use manner. It has been benchmarked as the fastest in the industry according to independent STAC benchmarks. The platform also operates on Amazon AWS and Google Cloud, plus on all public and private clouds and on-premises too where required. 

Moving to the cloud 

Cloud computing is all about moving the essential systems and resources of your business to a remote server, and the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the move for many businesses. 

The recent 2021 Flexera State of the Cloud Report found that 92% of respondents reported having a multi-cloud strategy. 82% are taking a hybrid approach, combining the use of both public and private clouds. More than half of respondents use the cloud heavily and have reached the advanced cloud maturity level. 21% of organisations are at the intermediate maturity level, and 19% are beginners.

The report showed that many of the advantages delivered by the cloud have proven to be especially valuable as organisations adapted over the past year to meet the rapidly evolving needs of businesses.

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