Accenture has joined forces with Schneider Electric to boost global industrial sector

September 02 20:06 2019
Accenture, a key professional services company, has joined forces with Schneider Electric, a leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, to bring new levels of innovation and efficiency to the global industrial sector. 
This collaboration allows Schneider Electric to rapidly build and scale new offerings in areas such as predictive maintenance, asset monitoring and energy optimization through their IoT-enabled EcoStruxure architecture. 
A global specialist in energy management and automation, Schneider Electric innovates connected technologies that reshape industries, transform cities, and enrich lives for its customers. 
As with their digital services factory, Schneider partners with Accenture to create responsive, customer-centric digital solutions. This approach allows for responsive, agile digital innovation in three specific ways.
Combining real-time analytics with connected technologies and solutions on an Internet of Things (IoT) platform, the company is scaling its offers to respond to new customer needs.
“The fast expansion of the Internet of Things has created challenges for our customers. Our partnership with Accenture enables new levels of innovation to move our customers from their legacy business models to digital methodologies quickly,” remarked Carlos Javaroni, VP for IoT Strategy & Digital Services Factory at Schneider Electric.
“We strive to cut the development time to market by 80 percent, so that customers can drive forward their digital transformation and gain improved efficiency, sustainability, and productivity,” he noted.
Through the partnership to date, Accenture and Schneider Electric have jointly ideated more than 100 new service ideas, incubated more than 10 new offers and launched three new services to the market. 
Schneider Electric has also accelerated their analytics capabilities with the Analytics Factory, which is one of the capabilities of the Digital Services Factory. Combining real-time analytics with connected technologies and solutions on an Internet of Things platform, helps Schneider Electric answer customer needs.
“Analytics-based insights are helping Schneider Electric to be more responsive to—or even anticipate—customer needs. New smart digital services, such as predictive maintenance, asset monitoring and energy optimization help customer operations become more proactive and efficient,” noted Jean Cabanes, the managing director for Industrial EALA Lead at Accenture.
Schneider Electric Exchange brings together experts and innovators from across industry, software, and startups to solve sustainability and efficiency business challenges. 
The digital ecosystem provides technology resources through APIs, data science/datasets, and SDKs; access to private and public communities; and a Digital Marketplace. 
Schneider Electric Exchange leverages a strategic partnership with Accenture to accelerate and scale digital innovation to solve specific customer problems related to energy and process efficiency.

About Schneider Electric

Schneider Electric is leading the Digital Transformation of Energy Management and Automation in Homes, Buildings, Data Centers, Infrastructure and Industries. With global presence in over 100 countries, Schneider is the undisputable leader in Power Management – Medium Voltage, Low Voltage and Secure Power, and in Automation Systems. We provide integrated efficiency solutions, combining energy, automation and software. In our global Ecosystem, we collaborate with the largest Partner, Integrator and Developer Community on our Open Platform to deliver real-time control and operational efficiency. We believe that great people and partners make Schneider a great company and that our commitment to Innovation, Diversity and Sustainability ensures that Life Is On everywhere, for everyone and at every moment.

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