Hitachi ABB Power Grids' DE Solutions Join Lumada Portfolio of Digital Solutions, Services

Feb. 1, 2021
Customers to benefit from additional data services including data integration, data cataloging, edge intelligence, data management, analytics.

Hitachi ABB Power Grids and Hitachi Vantara recently announced the integration of Hitachi ABB Power Grids' Digital Enterprise (DE) flagship solutions within the Lumada portfolio of advanced digital solutions and services for turning data into insights.

The two Hitachi business entities have agreed to rebrand the DE components as Lumada Asset Performance Management (APM), Lumada Enterprise Asset Management (EAM), and Lumada Field Service Management (FSM), adding to the portfolio of DataOps and Industrial IoT solutions.

The DE portfolio of solutions and its predecessors enable customers spanning multiple global industries to operate, analyze, and optimize more than US$4 trillion of assets every day. With the incorporation of the DE portfolio into Lumada, this experience is further complemented by a leading technology engine to deliver access to information, systems, people, and analytics across asset-intensive organizations.

With DE's incorporation into Lumada, Hitachi ABB Power Grids' energy domain experience will be augmented by Hitachi's Lumada Industrial IoT platform. Hitachi was recently named a leader in the 2020 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Industrial IoT Platforms based on Gartner Inc.'s evaluation of the company and its Lumada IoT software.

"Our software solutions and Lumada are highly complementary," said Massimo Danieli, managing director, grid automation business unit, Hitachi ABB Power Grids. "Combining best-in-class Lumada IoT capabilities and the domain expertise built into DE applications provides both new and existing customers unparalleled flexibility and faster time to value while preserving the value of their past software investments."

"Lumada EAM and FSM allow us to seamlessly expand our Ellipse EAM, enabling us to share information across all parts of our organization, tearing down silos and giving us the opportunity to formulate a longer-term, holistic strategy that reflects our specific business outcomes," said Brian Green, general manager, asset management, from the Australian Rail Track Corp. (ARTC). "Implementing these solutions allows us to optimize the quality of the data we collect and ensure safe, compliant, and efficient business operations."

DE and Lumada also share core foundational features — a modern microservices design, vendor-agnostic interoperability, and a flexible deployment model, including cloud, on-premises, and hybrid.

With the combination of Hitachi ABB Power Grids' DE application portfolio and Hitachi's Lumada solutions offered by Hitachi Vantara, customers will be able to benefit from additional data services including data integration, data cataloging, edge intelligence, data management, analytics, and more.

The new integrated Lumada portfolio will offer advantages to customers in the following key areas:

  1. Digital Transformation and Data Modernization: Improving access to and insights from data
  2. Connected Asset Performance: Helping to predict and prevent asset failures
  3. Intelligent Operations Management: Improving oversight and maintenance of assets
  4. Health, Safety, and Environment: Enabling safer environments for workers and the public

"Bringing these solutions that each encapsulate deep domain expertise into the greater Lumada ecosystem gives customers an extremely powerful combination of tools to modernize their business," said Chris Scheefer, senior vice president, industry practice, Hitachi Vantara. "The holistic view of assets and information provided by Lumada allows leadership to analyze and react in real time, enabling efficient, effective operations and a foundation to create a more sustainable future."

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