Institute for Information Industry Adopts WISE-PaaS to Lead Metal Fabrication Industry into Fast and Smooth Digital Transformation
Smart manufacturing and digital transformation have been the hot trending topics in industrial automation recently. The application of smart solutions in the high-tech industry is hailed as big success story. At the same time, traditional manufacturing industries still face difficult challenges whereby management systems are unable to communicate with other information management systems as well as staff. While the potential of smart automation and digitalization is apparent, unlike their high-tech counterparts, traditional businesses are caught in a void and don’t know where to start—the metal fabrication industry is just one of them.
In light of this, the Institute for Information Industry (III) stepped in and took on the role of digital transformation enabler in the hope they could lead traditional industries through this new digital revolution. The metal fabrication industry was a key client receiving counseling from the III. The III chooses Advantech’s WISE-PaaS industrial IoT cloud platform from Advantech as the bedrock technology, and also tapped into the potential of Advantech’s WISE-PaaS/IoTSuite, one-stop IoT development kit and cloud-native IoT platform . With the solid backing from Advantech, III helped the metal fabrication plant start their transformation by building a network of production equipment which was integrated into the cloud-based system giving the business a visual overview of all equipment and production. In addition, the Enterprise Account Management Mechanism of WISE-PaaS/EnSaaS 4.0 Cloud Platform was also used to assist III to release and resell services, thus achieving business distribution and resale. Together all these upgrades helped accelerate the transformation of the metal fabrication business.
Advantech’s solution uses Low-Code Development to replace conventional customization development, which accelerates the import of various application solutions and creates an out-of-the-box experience for end users. Advantechs’ one-stop-shop WISE-Marketplace IoT industrial app (iApp) market provides all kinds of AIoT-dedicated apps, allowing III to build a solution by simply putting all the needed applications together like stacking Lego bricks. They also customized a selected I.App instead of starting from ground zero, which saved development time.
It is also worth noting that the upgrade of the core data platform for WISE-PaaS/EnSaaS from version 3.0 to version 4.0 added new application features for publishing, and enterprise account management, providing a complete support package for reselling developed industrial applications to partners. The huge potential in turning development effort into revenue perfectly explains why the III and various other Domain Focus System Integrators (DFSIs) have chosen to work with Advantech.
The next tools available on WISE-PaaS include a 3D imaging tool (WISE-PaaS/SaaS Composer), an equipment asset performance management tool (WISE-PaaS/InsightAPM), and a one-stop industrial AI platform (WISE-PaaS/AIFS), which enables DFSI to create advanced applications on the basis of WISE-PaaS-acquired data.
The WISE-PaaS data application platform end-to-cloud architecture provides a comprehensive development environment for data collection, analysis, management, and applications, while promoting interoperability between I.Apps via the WISE-Marketplace and accelerating the development of industrial solutions.