Introducing Lumada Asset Performance Management, Enterprise Asset Management and Field Service Management
Zurich, Switzerland 27 January, 2021 – Hitachi ABB Power Grids and Hitachi Van-tara announced the integration of Hitachi ABB Power Grids’ Digital Enterprise (DE) flagship solutions within the Lumada portfolio of advanced digital solutions and ser-vices for turning data into insights.
The two Hitachi business entities have agreed to rebrand the DE components as Lumada Asset Performance Management (APM), Lumada Enterprise Asset Man-agement (EAM) and Lumada Field Service Management (FSM), adding to the grow-ing portfolio of DataOps and Industrial IoT solutions.
The DE portfolio of solutions and its predecessors enable customers spanning mul-tiple global industries to operate, analyze and optimize over $4 trillion of assets every day. With the incorporation of the DE portfolio into Lumada, this experience is fur-ther complemented by a leading technology engine to deliver access to information, systems, people and analytics across asset-intensive organizations.
With Digital Enterprise’s incorporation into Lumada, Hitachi ABB Power Grids’ ener-gy domain experience will be augmented by Hitachi’s Lumada Industrial IoT plat-form. Hitachi was recently named a Leader in the 2020 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Industrial IoT Platforms based on Gartner Inc.’s evaluation of the company and its Lumada IoT software.
“Our software solutions and Lumada are highly complementary,” said Massimo Dan-ieli, managing director, grid automation business unit, Hitachi ABB Power Grids. Massimo added, “Combining best-in-class Lumada IoT capabilities and the domain expertise built into Digital Enterprise applications provides both new and existing customers unparalleled flexibility and faster time to value, while preserving the value of their past software investments. The journey we began with our customers as part of the Digital Enterprise evolution story has become broader and more compelling, as we join the Lumada ecosystem.”
“Lumada Enterprise Asset Management and Field Service Management allow us to seamlessly expand our Ellipse EAM, enabling us to share information across all parts of our organization, tearing down silos and giving us the opportunity to formu-late a longer-term, holistic strategy that reflects our specific business outcomes,” said Brian Green, general manager, asset management, from the Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC). Brian continued, “In addition, implementing these solutions allows us to optimize the quality of the data we collect and ensure safe, compliant and efficient business operations.”
“Bringing these solutions that each encapsulate deep domain expertise into the greater Lumada ecosystem gives customers an extremely powerful combination of tools to modernize their business,” said Chris Scheefer, senior vice president, Indus-try Practice, Hitachi Vantara. “The holistic view of assets and information provided by Lumada allows leadership to analyze and react in real-time, enabling efficient, effec-tive operations and a foundation to create a more sustainable future.”
DE and Lumada also share core foundational features: a modern microservices de-sign, vendor-agnostic interoperability, and a flexible deployment model, including cloud, on-premises and hybrid.
With the combination of Hitachi ABB Power Grids’ Digital Enterprise application portfolio and Hitachi’s Lumada solutions offered by Hitachi Vantara, customers will be able to benefit from additional data services including data integration, data cata-loging, edge intelligence, data management, analytics and more.
The new integrated Lumada portfolio will offer advantages to customers in the fol-lowing key areas:
- Digital Transformation & Data Modernization – improving access to and in-sights from data
- Connected Asset Performance – helping to predict and prevent asset fail-ures
- Intelligent Operations Management – improving oversight and maintenance of assets
- Health, Safety & Environment – enabling safer environments for workers and the public
Hitachi ABB Power Grids is an established leader in the enterprise software space with solutions and a strong customer base that pre-date Digital Enterprise. The mod-ernization pathway to Digital Enterprise planned for the classic offerings, such as
Ellipse EAM, Asset Suite, Service Suite, eSOMS, and others, continues with Luma-da. Investment in and customer support for those products will remain intact throughout the process.