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Case Study: Pfizer

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Overview
ImageCase Study: PfizerMicrolise Drives Vehicle Telemetry SolutionsService Agility for a Connected WorldIIC - Edge Intelligence TestbedMonetizing IoT for a Global Drink LeaderSolavei Case StudyCONDITION MONITORINGUnleashing Your Data From the Digital Ceiling EcosystemProcess Control System Support
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SnapshotCase Study: PfizerMicrolise Drives Vehicle Telemetry SolutionsService Agility for a Connected WorldIIC - Edge Intelligence TestbedMonetizing IoT for a Global Drink LeaderSolavei Case StudyCONDITION MONITORINGUnleashing Your Data From the Digital Ceiling EcosystemProcess Control System Support
Challenge
Pfizer’s high-performance computing software and systems for worldwide research and development support large-scale data analysis, research projects, clinical analytics, and modeling. Pfizer’s computing services are used across the spectrum of research and development efforts, from the deep biological understanding of disease to the design of safe, efficacious therapeutic agents.
Microlise is among only a handful of players in the Transport Management Systems space that offer a one stop solution and service capability. Its investment in research and development needs to be underpinned by a robust, global connectivity platform, enabling the reliable transmission of data from vehicles to customers.
CenturyLink wanted to accelerate design and delivery of IP-based enterprise services, drive all processes from a central catalog for improved service agility and position CenturyLink for SDN/NFV with an open, standards-based solution.
A test environment is needed for algorithms and architectures that meets a common set of requirements for many testbeds (see "Testbed in Depth") GOAL: A test facility that can be configured into complex edge compute environments, in order to further the state-of-the-art in edge analytics and algorithms
The touch screen soda fountain was introduced publicly by The Coca-Cola Company in 2009. The machine Coca-Cola Freestyle needed to feature over 125 different Coca-Cola drink products, and custom flavors while allowing users to select from mixtures of flavors of Coca-Cola branded products which are then individually dispensed.
Solavei offers $49 unlimited voice, text, and data mobile service on a nationwide 4G network. Solavei enables members to connect, share and capitalize on the power of social networks through its platform. Solavei launched with a mission to make commerce less expensive and even profitable by empowering individuals to earn income on the products and services they enjoy and use every day. Solavei is the first mobile service that pays people back for adding new members. The company partnered with GlobalLogic to build this groundbreaking idea from concept into a full-fledged working solution. Currently, GlobalLogic owns the engineering arm and partners with Solavei to drive the platform's evolution.

Parker wanted the ability to apply a common cloud-based remote monitoring platform across many applications. Compressed air can be expensive and inefficient, so Parker’s innovative Transair piping system was chosen as the initial host product. Parker had a unique chance to create a solution that would help facility managers understand their compressed air systems’ key performance so that they could efficiently manage and optimize this critical system.

In the Buildings space, connecting to the data in various systems has always been difficult and complicated; controlling those systems was even harder. The number of proprietary gateways, layers of complicated technology, and disparate programming languages has made it impossible to effectively collect and analyze data or control the various systems in the building without monstrous, bloated building automation applications.

In many automated production facilities, changes are made to SIMATIC PCS 7 projects on a daily basis, with individual processes often optimised by multiple workers due to shift changes. Documentation is key here, as this keeps workers informed about why a change was made. Furthermore, SIMATIC PCS 7 installations are generally used in locations where documentation is required for audits and certification. The ability to track changes between two software projects is not only an invaluable aid during shift changes, but also when searching for errors or optimising a PCS 7 installation. Every change made to the system is labour-intensive and time-consuming. Moreover, there is also the risk that errors may occur. If a change is saved in the project, then the old version is lost unless a backup copy was created in advance. If no backup was created, it will no longer be possible to return to the previous state if and when programming errors occur. Each backup denotes a version used by the SIMATIC PCS 7 system to operate an installation. To correctly interpret a version, information is required on WHO changed WHAT, WHERE, WHEN and WHY: - Who created the version/who is responsible for the version? - Who released the version? - What was changed in the version i.e. in which block or module of the SIMATIC PCS 7 installation were the changes made? - When was the version created? Is this the latest version or is there a more recent version? - Why were the changes made to the version? If they are part of a regular maintenance cycle, then is the aim to fix an error or to improve production processes? - Is this particular version also the version currently being used in production? The fact that SIMATIC PCS 7 projects use extremely large quantities of data complicates the situation even further, and it can take a long time to load and save information as a result. Without a sustainable strategy for operating a SIMATIC PCS 7 installation, searching for the right software version can become extremely time-consuming and the installation may run inefficiently as a result.

Solution
Pfizer has now set up an instance of the Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) to provide a secure environment with which to carry out computations for research and development. The VPC has enabled Pfizer to respond to these challenges by providing the means to compute beyond the capacity of the dedicated computing systems, which provides answers in a timely manner.
Microlise has well over 100,000 Vodafone connections in 116 countries. The Vodafone Managed IoT Connectivity Platform enables Microlise to install Global SIMs in all its products, allowing them to be deployed quickly anywhere in the world. Microlise can switch SIMs on or off and view usage via a unique portal.
Ericsson provided a solution includes Ericsson Service Innovation Framework, including unified, catalog-driven OSS/BSS, automation of network design, provisioning, activation and problem resolution and implementation and consulting services, using industry standards for solution openness and best practices for business process efficiency. Software Components - Ericsson Service Innovation Framework
*This is an IIC testbed currently in progress.* LEAD MEMBERS: Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Real-Time Innovations MARKET SEGMENT: Vertical industry testbeds TESTBED INTRODUCTION: Many emerging industrial IoT applications require coordinated, real-time analytics at the "edge", using algorithms that require a scale of computation and data volume/velocity previously seen only in the data center. Frequently, the networks connecting these machines do not provide sufficient capability, bandwidth, reliability, or cost structure to enable analytics-based control or coordination algorithms to run in a separate location from the machines. Industrial Internet Consortium members Hewlett-Packard and Real-Time Innovation have joined together on the Edge Intelligence Testbed. The primary objective of the Edge Intelligence Testbed is to significantly accelerate the development of edge architectures and algorithms by removing the barriers that many developers face: access to a wide variety of advanced compute hardware and software configurable to directly resemble state-of-the-art edge systems at very low cost to the tester/developer.
Bsquare has provided consulting, architecture, services and products to develop the dispenser. Significant work and investment have gone into preparing an architectural design for the dispensers, which are flexible, reusable and have interfaces unlike any other fountain dispenser available.
GlobalLogic designed and developed the entire platform from concept to go-live, delivering the first version of the product on schedule in just nine months.

Parker SenseNODE wireless sensors monitor variables within a compressed air system and transmit the data to the Exosite platform to be processed and visualized. Customers can access the data anywhere through a web-based interface.

relayr is excited to be the first software partner in Cisco’s newly announced Digital Ceiling Ecosystem. As LED systems become the lighting standard in offices and other buildings, previously unsolvable business challenges now have almost limitless possibilities for solutions. The Cisco Digital Ceiling enables the convergence of currently siloed building networks—lighting, heating and cooling, IP video, IoT sensors, and much more—through a secure and intelligent network platform. New, even more energy efficient LEDs can now be powered by the network through Power over Ethernet (PoE), and they come natively equipped with sensors. Each luminaire is now a valuable IP end point, capable of collecting and communicating data from the ceiling directly to your network. How relayr powers Smart Cities: • A horizontal middleware platform that enables the connection of heterogeneous systems and infrastructures • Real time and multi-protocol data streaming and analytics support • Rules engine triggering SMS, email and app notifications in real time The Digital Ceiling brings together many different building systems. relayr is an enabler layer that helps businesses extract business value from the data collected via connected devices and systems. We provide a way to analyze it, and deliver the right data in the right way to the right people and services. relayr’s protocol agnostic platform provides the ability for our customers and partners to retrieve data and make it meaningful.

The Siemens Solutions Partner AUVESY (Automated Versioning Systems) has developed a major PCS 7 add-on for its versiondog software that can be integrated seamlessly into any SIMATIC PCS 7 setup while meeting all data management requirements. The versiondog software allows users to back up, version and document not only SIMATIC PCS 7 projects, but also software versions of all other automation devices involved in production. The data management system is usually installed on a virtual machine in the local network and is available to all users who have been granted the necessary authorisation. The versiondog PCS 7 add-on is installed with full functionality in the production network of a SIMATIC PCS 7 installation and is able to: - Carry out all data backups and version management throughout the entire lifecycle of a SIMATIC PCS 7 installation. - Ensure that only the valid version is used in production due to automated backups of the automation systems and cyclical comparisons with the version released on the server. This can also help to detect cyber-attacks. - Plan and map out the entire lifecycle of a SIMATIC PCS 7 system, from commission to operation, with a complete change history. - Compare SFC and CFC blocks of a SIMATIC PCS 7 project without the need for any additional drivers. Blocks can be compared graphically or in text form using versiondog’s proprietary SmartCompare technology. All differences are highlighted in colour and can be individually selected, thus removing the need for manual searches. - Fully document changes within a SIMATIC PCS 7 project for audits, validation or certification. - Provide version control of software versions for immediate device restoration when errors occur (disaster recovery) The versiondog software is the key to providing optimum data management support for process control systems. Siemens knows this, too, which is why versiondog is listed as an official PCS 7 add-on in the Siemens Industrial Mall at www.mall.industry.siemens.com. For additional details view: https://mall.industry.siemens.com/mall/en/WW/Catalog/Products/10048340

Customer
Pfizer is an American global pharmaceutical corporation headquartered in New York City, with 78,300 employees worldwide.
Microlise is one of the UK's largest and most established providers of vehicle tracking, telematics and proof of delivery solutions.
CenturyLink is the third largest telecommunications company in the United States, and is recognized as a leader in the network services market by technology industry analyst firms.
Coca Cola Freestyle
Solavei was a social commerce network offering contract-free mobile service in the United States. The company is known for its use of incentivized referral plans and social network advertising program. In addition to its mobile phone services, Solavei operates a social commerce network for its users.

Parker Hannifin is the world’s leading diversified manufacturer of motion and control technologies and systems.

Auvesy's process control system support with Versiondog has been used by many pharmaceutical companies, including: Amgen, Boehringer, Saxonia Medical, Fresenius, GlaxoSmithKline, KVP (Bayer Health Care), Lohmann & Rauscher, Lundbeck Pharma A/S, Rentschler, Roche Diagnostics, Sun Chemical, Vetter Pharma, and Xellia Pharmaceuticals.

Solution TypeITIOTITIOTIOTIOTIOTIOTIOT
Solution MaturityEmerging (technology has been on the market for > 2 years)Emerging (technology has been on the market for > 2 years)Cutting Edge (technology has been on the market for < 2 years)Emerging (technology has been on the market for > 2 years)Mature (technology has been on the market for > 5 years)Mature (technology has been on the market for > 5 years)Emerging (technology has been on the market for > 2 years)Emerging (technology has been on the market for > 2 years)Emerging (technology has been on the market for > 2 years)
Data Collected
Pfizer solution data, reference data
IT data, voice streaming data
Field devices, PLC data, SCADA systems, robots, and other automation devices. Full data is collected consistently from all devices linked to the solution. Data can be used for disaster recovery. CFC and SFC plans are also stored and can be compared in detail.
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Use Cases
Use CasesFactory Operations Visibility & Intelligence Autonomous Transport SystemsProcess Control & Optimization (PCO)Edge Computing | Edge IntelligenceProcess Control & Optimization (PCO)Asset Health Management (AHM)Machine Condition MonitoringBuilding Automation and Controls (BAC)Process Control & Optimization (PCO)

Operational Impact
Impact #1
Installation Costs Saving - There is no need to invest in additional hardware and software, reducing installation lead times and costs.
Creates a platform from which Microlise can test, develop and commercialise new telemetry solutions
Time-to-Market - Programming time, production time, and installation time are shortened during the introduction of new products.
More rapid development of testbeds and industrial IoT innovation
Improved User Experience - The end-user experience improves by allowing more selection, increasing customer loyalty and ultimately driving sales.
Total Cost of Ownership - Total cost of ownership is lowered due to reduction in customer service costs and customer aquisition costs.

Increased Efficiency, Decreased Downtime: Plant managers are now able to understand what is going on INSIDE their compressed air piping and take action to rectify symptoms quickly and efficiently.

Improved safety and security through improved management of data. Cyber-security is greatly improved through the ability to identify and prevent cyber attacks.

Impact #2
Research Efficiency - Exploring specific scientific questions in a timely, scalable manner helps Pfizer make better decisions more quickly.
Single Global SIM and access to technical expertise enables the business to plan for global expansion and entry into new markets
End-to-end Service Delivery - Deeper integration of information across departments and business units improves internal collaboration and end-to-end customer service.
Economy Efficient - IoT has been proven to provide tangible financial benefits to manufacturers while at the same time delivering superior products with greater uptime characteristics to their customers.
Data Aggregation - Cloud solutions enable aggregation of 'big data' to enable more robust analysis and lower costs.

Enabled Additional Services and Recurring Revenue: SCOUT condition monitoring enables Parker to provide product services beyond the initial sale of the pipe, creating a win-win scenario for both them and their customers.

Automated audit trail protocol.

Impact #3
Data Aggregation - Cloud solutions enable aggregation of 'big data' to enable more robust analysis, leading to new product discoveries that would otherwise not have been possible.
Provides a real-time view of customer usage, payments and SIM control from a single Global platform. Improves user experience through comprehensive visibility of individual vehicles, helping reduce the cost and environmental impact of fleet operations
Total Cost of Ownership - Total cost of ownership is lowered due to reduction in IT cost.
Time-to-Market - GlobalLogic follows Agile methods of development to give Solavei quick turnaround to market.

Differentiated Parker as a Market Leader: As one of the first in the industry to offer a wireless condition monitoring solution, Parker’s Transair compressed air piping products stand out from the competition.

Time-savings for engineers due to the easy comparison of CFC and SFC project data.


Quantitative Benefit
Benefit #1
More than 100,000 members joined the Solavei network within the first three months after launch.
Eliminate manual data collection and get access to your automated data collection results in just 200 milliseconds

Return on investment is generally achieved within six to twelve months.

Benefit #2
83% Improved visibility into the energy usage of all connected buildings

Increases of quality and quantity of 20-30% are experienced by most customers.

Benefit #3
70% Reduction in repair time through real time outage alerts

Customers report an average 25% reduction in downtime.


Technology
Hardware
SoftwareAmazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2)Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)relayr CloudSIMATIC PCS 7versiondog
Tech PartnersIndustrial Internet Consortium (IIC)RTICiscoSiemensDigital Factory (Siemens)

IoT Snapshot: Hardware
Processors & Boards
Transceivers
Sensors & Actuators
Gateways
Devices & Equipment
Wearables

IoT Snapshot: Software
Software as a Service
Artificial Intelligence
Platform as a Service
Cybersecurity
Infrastructure as a Service

IoT Snapshot: Service
System Integration
Hardware Development
Software Development
Network Connectivity

Industries
Heavy Vehicle
Automotive
Transportation
Energy
Construction & Buildings
Equipment & Machinery
Mining
Chemicals
Other

Functions
Discrete Manufacturing
Process Manufacturing
Maintenance
Logistics & Warehousing
Product Development
Quality Assurance
Other

Connectivity Protocols
6LoWPAN
AMQP
ANT
Alljoyn
BACnet
Bluetooth
Brillo
Cellular
CoAP
DDS
DNS-SD
DigiMesh
EnOcean
Ethernet
FirstNet
Hypercat
IO-Link
IPSO
IPv6
IoTivity
KNX
LPWAN
LWM2M
LoRaWAN
LonWorks
M-Bus
MQTT
Modbus
NFC
Neul
oneM2M
PROFIBUS
RFID
RS-232
RS-422
RS-485
Satellite
Sigfox
Thread
UDP
UPnP
Weave
WebSocket
Wi SUN
Wi-Fi
WirelessHart
XMPP
Z-Wave
ZigBee
Other frequency

Overview
ImageCase Study: PfizerMicrolise Drives Vehicle Telemetry SolutionsService Agility for a Connected WorldIIC - Edge Intelligence TestbedMonetizing IoT for a Global Drink LeaderSolavei Case StudyCONDITION MONITORINGUnleashing Your Data From the Digital Ceiling EcosystemProcess Control System Support
Verified Vendor
SnapshotCase Study: PfizerMicrolise Drives Vehicle Telemetry SolutionsService Agility for a Connected WorldIIC - Edge Intelligence TestbedMonetizing IoT for a Global Drink LeaderSolavei Case StudyCONDITION MONITORINGUnleashing Your Data From the Digital Ceiling EcosystemProcess Control System Support
Challenge
Pfizer’s high-performance computing software and systems for worldwide research and development support large-scale data analysis, research projects, clinical analytics, and modeling. Pfizer’s computing services are used across the spectrum of research and development efforts, from the deep biological understanding of disease to the design of safe, efficacious therapeutic agents.
Microlise is among only a handful of players in the Transport Management Systems space that offer a one stop solution and service capability. Its investment in research and development needs to be underpinned by a robust, global connectivity platform, enabling the reliable transmission of data from vehicles to customers.
CenturyLink wanted to accelerate design and delivery of IP-based enterprise services, drive all processes from a central catalog for improved service agility and position CenturyLink for SDN/NFV with an open, standards-based solution.
A test environment is needed for algorithms and architectures that meets a common set of requirements for many testbeds (see "Testbed in Depth") GOAL: A test facility that can be configured into complex edge compute environments, in order to further the state-of-the-art in edge analytics and algorithms
The touch screen soda fountain was introduced publicly by The Coca-Cola Company in 2009. The machine Coca-Cola Freestyle needed to feature over 125 different Coca-Cola drink products, and custom flavors while allowing users to select from mixtures of flavors of Coca-Cola branded products which are then individually dispensed.
Solavei offers $49 unlimited voice, text, and data mobile service on a nationwide 4G network. Solavei enables members to connect, share and capitalize on the power of social networks through its platform. Solavei launched with a mission to make commerce less expensive and even profitable by empowering individuals to earn income on the products and services they enjoy and use every day. Solavei is the first mobile service that pays people back for adding new members. The company partnered with GlobalLogic to build this groundbreaking idea from concept into a full-fledged working solution. Currently, GlobalLogic owns the engineering arm and partners with Solavei to drive the platform's evolution.

Parker wanted the ability to apply a common cloud-based remote monitoring platform across many applications. Compressed air can be expensive and inefficient, so Parker’s innovative Transair piping system was chosen as the initial host product. Parker had a unique chance to create a solution that would help facility managers understand their compressed air systems’ key performance so that they could efficiently manage and optimize this critical system.

In the Buildings space, connecting to the data in various systems has always been difficult and complicated; controlling those systems was even harder. The number of proprietary gateways, layers of complicated technology, and disparate programming languages has made it impossible to effectively collect and analyze data or control the various systems in the building without monstrous, bloated building automation applications.

In many automated production facilities, changes are made to SIMATIC PCS 7 projects on a daily basis, with individual processes often optimised by multiple workers due to shift changes. Documentation is key here, as this keeps workers informed about why a change was made. Furthermore, SIMATIC PCS 7 installations are generally used in locations where documentation is required for audits and certification. The ability to track changes between two software projects is not only an invaluable aid during shift changes, but also when searching for errors or optimising a PCS 7 installation. Every change made to the system is labour-intensive and time-consuming. Moreover, there is also the risk that errors may occur. If a change is saved in the project, then the old version is lost unless a backup copy was created in advance. If no backup was created, it will no longer be possible to return to the previous state if and when programming errors occur. Each backup denotes a version used by the SIMATIC PCS 7 system to operate an installation. To correctly interpret a version, information is required on WHO changed WHAT, WHERE, WHEN and WHY: - Who created the version/who is responsible for the version? - Who released the version? - What was changed in the version i.e. in which block or module of the SIMATIC PCS 7 installation were the changes made? - When was the version created? Is this the latest version or is there a more recent version? - Why were the changes made to the version? If they are part of a regular maintenance cycle, then is the aim to fix an error or to improve production processes? - Is this particular version also the version currently being used in production? The fact that SIMATIC PCS 7 projects use extremely large quantities of data complicates the situation even further, and it can take a long time to load and save information as a result. Without a sustainable strategy for operating a SIMATIC PCS 7 installation, searching for the right software version can become extremely time-consuming and the installation may run inefficiently as a result.

Solution
Pfizer has now set up an instance of the Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) to provide a secure environment with which to carry out computations for research and development. The VPC has enabled Pfizer to respond to these challenges by providing the means to compute beyond the capacity of the dedicated computing systems, which provides answers in a timely manner.
Microlise has well over 100,000 Vodafone connections in 116 countries. The Vodafone Managed IoT Connectivity Platform enables Microlise to install Global SIMs in all its products, allowing them to be deployed quickly anywhere in the world. Microlise can switch SIMs on or off and view usage via a unique portal.
Ericsson provided a solution includes Ericsson Service Innovation Framework, including unified, catalog-driven OSS/BSS, automation of network design, provisioning, activation and problem resolution and implementation and consulting services, using industry standards for solution openness and best practices for business process efficiency. Software Components - Ericsson Service Innovation Framework
*This is an IIC testbed currently in progress.* LEAD MEMBERS: Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Real-Time Innovations MARKET SEGMENT: Vertical industry testbeds TESTBED INTRODUCTION: Many emerging industrial IoT applications require coordinated, real-time analytics at the "edge", using algorithms that require a scale of computation and data volume/velocity previously seen only in the data center. Frequently, the networks connecting these machines do not provide sufficient capability, bandwidth, reliability, or cost structure to enable analytics-based control or coordination algorithms to run in a separate location from the machines. Industrial Internet Consortium members Hewlett-Packard and Real-Time Innovation have joined together on the Edge Intelligence Testbed. The primary objective of the Edge Intelligence Testbed is to significantly accelerate the development of edge architectures and algorithms by removing the barriers that many developers face: access to a wide variety of advanced compute hardware and software configurable to directly resemble state-of-the-art edge systems at very low cost to the tester/developer.
Bsquare has provided consulting, architecture, services and products to develop the dispenser. Significant work and investment have gone into preparing an architectural design for the dispensers, which are flexible, reusable and have interfaces unlike any other fountain dispenser available.
GlobalLogic designed and developed the entire platform from concept to go-live, delivering the first version of the product on schedule in just nine months.

Parker SenseNODE wireless sensors monitor variables within a compressed air system and transmit the data to the Exosite platform to be processed and visualized. Customers can access the data anywhere through a web-based interface.

relayr is excited to be the first software partner in Cisco’s newly announced Digital Ceiling Ecosystem. As LED systems become the lighting standard in offices and other buildings, previously unsolvable business challenges now have almost limitless possibilities for solutions. The Cisco Digital Ceiling enables the convergence of currently siloed building networks—lighting, heating and cooling, IP video, IoT sensors, and much more—through a secure and intelligent network platform. New, even more energy efficient LEDs can now be powered by the network through Power over Ethernet (PoE), and they come natively equipped with sensors. Each luminaire is now a valuable IP end point, capable of collecting and communicating data from the ceiling directly to your network. How relayr powers Smart Cities: • A horizontal middleware platform that enables the connection of heterogeneous systems and infrastructures • Real time and multi-protocol data streaming and analytics support • Rules engine triggering SMS, email and app notifications in real time The Digital Ceiling brings together many different building systems. relayr is an enabler layer that helps businesses extract business value from the data collected via connected devices and systems. We provide a way to analyze it, and deliver the right data in the right way to the right people and services. relayr’s protocol agnostic platform provides the ability for our customers and partners to retrieve data and make it meaningful.

The Siemens Solutions Partner AUVESY (Automated Versioning Systems) has developed a major PCS 7 add-on for its versiondog software that can be integrated seamlessly into any SIMATIC PCS 7 setup while meeting all data management requirements. The versiondog software allows users to back up, version and document not only SIMATIC PCS 7 projects, but also software versions of all other automation devices involved in production. The data management system is usually installed on a virtual machine in the local network and is available to all users who have been granted the necessary authorisation. The versiondog PCS 7 add-on is installed with full functionality in the production network of a SIMATIC PCS 7 installation and is able to: - Carry out all data backups and version management throughout the entire lifecycle of a SIMATIC PCS 7 installation. - Ensure that only the valid version is used in production due to automated backups of the automation systems and cyclical comparisons with the version released on the server. This can also help to detect cyber-attacks. - Plan and map out the entire lifecycle of a SIMATIC PCS 7 system, from commission to operation, with a complete change history. - Compare SFC and CFC blocks of a SIMATIC PCS 7 project without the need for any additional drivers. Blocks can be compared graphically or in text form using versiondog’s proprietary SmartCompare technology. All differences are highlighted in colour and can be individually selected, thus removing the need for manual searches. - Fully document changes within a SIMATIC PCS 7 project for audits, validation or certification. - Provide version control of software versions for immediate device restoration when errors occur (disaster recovery) The versiondog software is the key to providing optimum data management support for process control systems. Siemens knows this, too, which is why versiondog is listed as an official PCS 7 add-on in the Siemens Industrial Mall at www.mall.industry.siemens.com. For additional details view: https://mall.industry.siemens.com/mall/en/WW/Catalog/Products/10048340

Customer
Pfizer is an American global pharmaceutical corporation headquartered in New York City, with 78,300 employees worldwide.
Microlise is one of the UK's largest and most established providers of vehicle tracking, telematics and proof of delivery solutions.
CenturyLink is the third largest telecommunications company in the United States, and is recognized as a leader in the network services market by technology industry analyst firms.
Coca Cola Freestyle
Solavei was a social commerce network offering contract-free mobile service in the United States. The company is known for its use of incentivized referral plans and social network advertising program. In addition to its mobile phone services, Solavei operates a social commerce network for its users.

Parker Hannifin is the world’s leading diversified manufacturer of motion and control technologies and systems.

Auvesy's process control system support with Versiondog has been used by many pharmaceutical companies, including: Amgen, Boehringer, Saxonia Medical, Fresenius, GlaxoSmithKline, KVP (Bayer Health Care), Lohmann & Rauscher, Lundbeck Pharma A/S, Rentschler, Roche Diagnostics, Sun Chemical, Vetter Pharma, and Xellia Pharmaceuticals.

Solution TypeITIOTITIOTIOTIOTIOTIOTIOT
Solution MaturityEmerging (technology has been on the market for > 2 years)Emerging (technology has been on the market for > 2 years)Cutting Edge (technology has been on the market for < 2 years)Emerging (technology has been on the market for > 2 years)Mature (technology has been on the market for > 5 years)Mature (technology has been on the market for > 5 years)Emerging (technology has been on the market for > 2 years)Emerging (technology has been on the market for > 2 years)Emerging (technology has been on the market for > 2 years)
Data Collected
Pfizer solution data, reference data
IT data, voice streaming data
Field devices, PLC data, SCADA systems, robots, and other automation devices. Full data is collected consistently from all devices linked to the solution. Data can be used for disaster recovery. CFC and SFC plans are also stored and can be compared in detail.
Supporting Files
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Use Cases
Use CasesFactory Operations Visibility & Intelligence Autonomous Transport SystemsProcess Control & Optimization (PCO)Edge Computing | Edge IntelligenceProcess Control & Optimization (PCO)Asset Health Management (AHM)Machine Condition MonitoringBuilding Automation and Controls (BAC)Process Control & Optimization (PCO)

Operational Impact
Impact #1
Installation Costs Saving - There is no need to invest in additional hardware and software, reducing installation lead times and costs.
Creates a platform from which Microlise can test, develop and commercialise new telemetry solutions
Time-to-Market - Programming time, production time, and installation time are shortened during the introduction of new products.
More rapid development of testbeds and industrial IoT innovation
Improved User Experience - The end-user experience improves by allowing more selection, increasing customer loyalty and ultimately driving sales.
Total Cost of Ownership - Total cost of ownership is lowered due to reduction in customer service costs and customer aquisition costs.

Increased Efficiency, Decreased Downtime: Plant managers are now able to understand what is going on INSIDE their compressed air piping and take action to rectify symptoms quickly and efficiently.

Improved safety and security through improved management of data. Cyber-security is greatly improved through the ability to identify and prevent cyber attacks.

Impact #2
Research Efficiency - Exploring specific scientific questions in a timely, scalable manner helps Pfizer make better decisions more quickly.
Single Global SIM and access to technical expertise enables the business to plan for global expansion and entry into new markets
End-to-end Service Delivery - Deeper integration of information across departments and business units improves internal collaboration and end-to-end customer service.
Economy Efficient - IoT has been proven to provide tangible financial benefits to manufacturers while at the same time delivering superior products with greater uptime characteristics to their customers.
Data Aggregation - Cloud solutions enable aggregation of 'big data' to enable more robust analysis and lower costs.

Enabled Additional Services and Recurring Revenue: SCOUT condition monitoring enables Parker to provide product services beyond the initial sale of the pipe, creating a win-win scenario for both them and their customers.

Automated audit trail protocol.

Impact #3
Data Aggregation - Cloud solutions enable aggregation of 'big data' to enable more robust analysis, leading to new product discoveries that would otherwise not have been possible.
Provides a real-time view of customer usage, payments and SIM control from a single Global platform. Improves user experience through comprehensive visibility of individual vehicles, helping reduce the cost and environmental impact of fleet operations
Total Cost of Ownership - Total cost of ownership is lowered due to reduction in IT cost.
Time-to-Market - GlobalLogic follows Agile methods of development to give Solavei quick turnaround to market.

Differentiated Parker as a Market Leader: As one of the first in the industry to offer a wireless condition monitoring solution, Parker’s Transair compressed air piping products stand out from the competition.

Time-savings for engineers due to the easy comparison of CFC and SFC project data.


Quantitative Benefit
Benefit #1
More than 100,000 members joined the Solavei network within the first three months after launch.
Eliminate manual data collection and get access to your automated data collection results in just 200 milliseconds

Return on investment is generally achieved within six to twelve months.

Benefit #2
83% Improved visibility into the energy usage of all connected buildings

Increases of quality and quantity of 20-30% are experienced by most customers.

Benefit #3
70% Reduction in repair time through real time outage alerts

Customers report an average 25% reduction in downtime.


Technology
Hardware
SoftwareAmazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2)Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)relayr CloudSIMATIC PCS 7versiondog
Tech PartnersIndustrial Internet Consortium (IIC)RTICiscoSiemensDigital Factory (Siemens)

IoT Snapshot: Hardware
Processors & Boards
Transceivers
Sensors & Actuators
Gateways
Devices & Equipment
Wearables

IoT Snapshot: Software
Software as a Service
Artificial Intelligence
Platform as a Service
Cybersecurity
Infrastructure as a Service

IoT Snapshot: Service
System Integration
Hardware Development
Software Development
Network Connectivity

Industries
Heavy Vehicle
Automotive
Transportation
Energy
Construction & Buildings
Equipment & Machinery
Mining
Chemicals
Other

Functions
Discrete Manufacturing
Process Manufacturing
Maintenance
Logistics & Warehousing
Product Development
Quality Assurance
Other

Connectivity Protocols
6LoWPAN
AMQP
ANT
Alljoyn
BACnet
Bluetooth
Brillo
Cellular
CoAP
DDS
DNS-SD
DigiMesh
EnOcean
Ethernet
FirstNet
Hypercat
IO-Link
IPSO
IPv6
IoTivity
KNX
LPWAN
LWM2M
LoRaWAN
LonWorks
M-Bus
MQTT
Modbus
NFC
Neul
oneM2M
PROFIBUS
RFID
RS-232
RS-422
RS-485
Satellite
Sigfox
Thread
UDP
UPnP
Weave
WebSocket
Wi SUN
Wi-Fi
WirelessHart
XMPP
Z-Wave
ZigBee
Other frequency