The recent technological innovations are very exciting and show a very promising trend for managing the System Operations on a day to day management of systems. The key Service Delivery is going to be changed by the implementation of digital technologies. Here are few possibilities which might impact the service delivery of ERP systems in years to come.
Regulatory landscape is rapidly changing over the years including the customer expectations and customer’s internal and external regulatory standards. These and many others are imposing costs on the companies manufacturing products in terms of product recalls for failed products which are contaminated with restricted substances or delays in procuring the right quality of material to manufacturing the products and so on.
Few days back I have read that one of the projects has failed as users were not happy with the outcome of the project and the way they were managing their current processes. It is not just this example, almost some percentage of projects fail in IT as the users do not find the results relevance for the problem initially in their mind.
As evident many companies are realizing the benefits they can achieve from the transformation of internal processes via performance management, worker enablement and digitization processes. One such area where companies are investing include the worker enablement which is allowing employees to talk to anyone in the organization to become a powerful enabler for knowledge sharing.
Agriculture is undergoing a tremendous transformation in the collection and use of data to inform smarter farming decisions. There are references to such products like Farminsight, Echelon, Maglis, or FieldView , Granular with major players like Monsonto, DowDuPont, John Deere, BASF, Bayer and others. Details can be found in literature. it not certain whether the start of the trend happened after introduction of GPS sensors enabled tractors, but it was the oblivious start for reference.
Recently the term Digital transformation has been used widely to refer to different things. When we refer Digital Transformation, it means different for different people. When some look from the perspective of business it means new way of doing business, innovative way of engaging customers or even way to reduce the costs of operation. When the same is looked from a perspective of technology it means ability to make use of emerging technologies like cloud, Big data, IoT, Robotics etc.
Product manufacturing has a set of desired usages and intended usages. Sometime the list of usages are required to be communicated to regulatory authorities for registration purposes for example REACH. Not all the times product usages follow the intended list and some times user use / abuse the chemical wrongly and it needs careful analysis. Such misuse of chemicals result in health implications for example allergies to exposed area or other issues. User generated content from social media platforms can provide early warning about the product usages and resulting adverse effects if any, and how the product intended uses are managed. Such analysis will help companies plan for the product safety stewardship related management. Whenever group of people discuss about a given product or brand we can retrieve sentiment about the product. By monitoring the exchange of information or conversation in a set of population the adverse effects can be predicted. (more…)
In the recent past there has been a rapid change in the platform scale and scope of applications, which has given rise to technology like Internet of Things. IoT represents connecting with systems, people, data and things. Things include machines, devices, sensors, vehicles etc., The devices that connect to the network in IoT are small or sometimes tiny. Ideally, these devices would be equipped with less powerful computing capabilities, lower memory, and lower battery life, for which the operating systems for IoT are different from the traditional ones for example Brillo. (more…)