Customers want solutions that are easier to implement, protect their data, and their customers’ data, using industry standards that they’ve established for their industry, and to leverage their existing technology investments in applications and services.

That is why Microsoft prepared Microsoft Industry Cloud Solutions.

The Industry Clouds:

The Industry Clouds extend the value of Microsoft platform, the Microsoft Cloud. They leverage the breadth and the depth  of the Microsoft Cloud across Microsoft 365, Azure, Power Platform and Dynamics 365.

Moreover, each Microsoft Industry Cloud includes industry specific components, including Common Data Models. You might hear those as CDM, AI models, open standards, and APIs, applications,  workflows, and connectors between Microsoft products as well as connectors to third party products for that industry. This investment by Microsoft brings some of those industry specific components and capabilities into the broader Microsoft Cloud. It enables partners to innovate as they accelerate the time to value for customers to get from that technology investment to the business value outcomes more quickly.

Microsoft Cloud for manufacturing:

digital transformation of manufacturers

Today, manufacturers are increasingly turning to public and hybrid clouds to accelerate their digital transformation. The cloud enables them to access the technologies and tools they need, such as collaboration, analytics, and process automation. It also supports the achievement of goals such as increased productivity, consistent security and compliance, and superior customer experience, enabling firms to remain competitive.

Four ways the cloud enables successful manufacturers to achieve their goals:

  • Upgrade factories to become more productive

Use cloud-based collaboration tools to enable remote technicians to work with frontline workers to diagnose and resolve troubles—reducing downtime.

  • Fortify supply chains to be more resilient and secure

Introduce hybrid clouds with consistent, “edge-to-cloud” security, enabling partners to safely access and share data and apps across the cloud, the corporate data center, and “edge locations” (for example, manufacturing facilities that support local operations and Internet of Things applications). 

  • Reimagine product lines to be more innovative and agile

Choose an intelligent cloud platform with access to next-generation capabilities, including artificial intelligence, machine learning, and mixed-reality devices, that will enable you to quickly build, test, and change products. The most forward-looking manufacturers have revamped their product development processes to leverage data analytics and artificial intelligence. With access to analytics-based intelligence, you can derive valuable business insights from your data assets and support a feedback loop among stakeholders that drives greater innovation. 

  • Refine the customer experience to be more responsive and flexible

Connect employees, partners, and customers with an open, flexible cloud, one that enables you to anticipate and respond to customer needs. For example, introducing a cloud-based, low-code application development platform allows you to quickly and easily add and change applications and software; this helps you to continually improve the customer experience.

The cloud provides access to all of the essential capabilities you need to protect and grow your business, including collaboration, analytics, security, and integration tools that enable you to deliver the services your clients want, quickly and cost-effectively. For manufacturers, the cloud is the right foundation to succeed, now and into the future.

Published On: July 19th, 2021 / Categories: Blog /

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