IoT’s biggest challenge is with integration

Most of you want to invest in the Internet of Things. Yet most of you will fail. Why? Integration: 70% of IoT adopters struggle with it.

Mirza Salihagic Mirza Salihagic

Why are you investing in the Internet of Things? Do you want to increase production quality? Improve efficiency with automation? Develop new products and services and improve customer experience?

Most of you want to do all of the above. Yet many of you will fail. Why? Integration. An amazing 70% of IoT adopters struggle to integrate IoT solutions into existing workflows.

The IoT is the “Big Bang” of data with potentially tens of millions of endpoints, generating vast amounts of valuable information from factories, power plants, retail supply chains, buildings, transport systems, finances and even healthcare. But without integration, all that data is just a missed opportunity.

Without integration to create a fluid flow of data between your IoT solution and enterprise systems, you cannot realize the promise of IoT. That promise includes increased production quality, new digital services, improved operational efficiencies, optimized customer service, and much more.

Quick ROI

So the pressure to get started asap and prove your return on investment quickly is enormous. What if you could get started immediately, using your existing infrastructure, and automate your processes to get real-time actionable information?

There is no automation without integration. So, you would need a platform specializing in rapid solution development, with a powerful self-service environment, a strong integration layer and out-of-the box applications for fast time to market. Actionable insights are the Holy Grail.

This is what our customer Griesser Group got using IoT. Switzerland-based Griesser is a manufacturer and vendor of exterior blinds that control the heat and glare from sunlight in business buildings. But there was a problem: When hailstorms hit, the blinds were extremely vulnerable to damage, leading to costly, time-consuming insurance claims. Griesser solved this using IoT: It integrated real-time meteorological data from the country’s leading weather service and used it to trigger an IoT alert response in sensors built into the blinds. When a hailstorm is detected, IoT data communicates with an edge device installed in the hardware, the blinds go up and damage is avoided. 

Another great example is Lyreco, one of the world’s largest office supply distributors. Lyreco wanted connected Nespresso coffee machines so it could see how many cups of coffee have been consumed. It also wanted to know if a machine was up and running – basically remote monitoring its current status. Once this basic use case was operational. Lyreco realized it could get even more value. Now it can see when you are running out of capsules, but also can automatically order new capsules and deliver them. This reduces out-of-order and out-of-stock situations to a minimum.

Join our webcast

Want to know more? Join our webcast, Why IoT needs integration to fulfill its promise at 11:30 a.m. EST, Tuesday, September 8th and learn to:

  • Put IoT data into action—for example, automate processes for real-time reaction
  • Overcome integration challenges, like diversity of data, variety of endpoints and lack of standards
  • Quickly connect anything from devices, to edge, to applications
  • Empower IT and business users alike to connect apps and automate workflows
  • Leverage your existing IT assets to innovate on the IoT

Don’t struggle … succeed. Software AG experts – Jonathan Weiss, VP of Emerging Technologies and Mirza Salihagic, IoT integration expert – and Mike Trojecki of Logicalis, a leading provider of global IT solutions and managed services, will show you how.

Watch the webinar HERE.