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AVEVA study finds eight out of 10 industrial multinationals make key decisions without vital data

challenges of economic uncertainty , unstable geo-political environments , historic labour shortages and disrupted supply chains .

AVEVA , a global leader in industrial software , has announced the results of a global study which found that more than eight in 10 top executives say key business decisions are being made without full data visibility and insights from their plants and assets .

The study , Connecting the Future , was released in partnership with Wakefield Research and polled 650 executives at global companies with a minimum annual revenue of US $ 50 million in the chemicals , manufacturing and power industries across North America , Europe and the Middle East .
With no end in sight to global business disruptions , 87 % of executives plan to increase their organisation ’ s investment in industrial digital solutions over the 12 months , given the need for the type of connected data that can drive decisions needed to address growing combined
Industrial leaders across key industries such as oil and gas , energy , manufacturing , utilities and transportation , also understand the need to leverage digital solutions now more than ever . The greatest investments to tackle supply chain complexities are in analytics and AI , Industrial IoT , cloud computing and Edge Computing solutions in the next 12 months .
“ Industrial sectors are navigating complex and constantly changing economic challenges , from rising costs to the need to decarbonise to supply chain to labour shortages ,” said Kim Custeau , Executive Vice President of Portfolio , AVEVA . “ With accurate , trusted data , companies can drive actionable insights that enable them to tackle these challenges head-on .”

One of Norway ’ s largest district heating and cooling providers chooses IFS Cloud to help Oslo reach climate goals

IFS , a global cloud enterprise software company , has announced that Norwegian renewable energy provider , Hafslund Oslo Celsio , has purchased IFS Cloud as a single platform to support the digitalisation of multiple services across its business .

With sustainability and the circular economy increasingly crucial across the industry , Hafslund Oslo Celsio will use the IFS solution to drive efficiencies across its green energy production processes , develop carbon capture and storage capabilities and reduce waste .
Having undergone a change in ownership , the Norwegian energy provider was looking for one common platform capable of supporting Enterprise Resource Planning ( ERP ), Enterprise Asset Management ( EAM ) and Field Service Management ( FSM ) across its two Oslo-based processing plants .
Hafslund Oslo Celsio also wanted the chosen system to deliver economies of scale at its Haraldrud and Klemetsrud sites : the latter is not only Norway ’ s biggest waste facility but will also become the world ’ s first incineration plant with full-scale carbon capture . Finally , with enhanced sustainability in mind , Hafslund Oslo Celsio was looking for a solution to help it to meet the city of Oslo ’ s increasingly ambitious climate goals . IFS Cloud was the intuitive choice in every respect .
IFS is implementing the solution for Hafslund Oslo Celsio . Once fully rolled out , it will support 400 users across a 700 km-wide distribution net . IFS is also delivering IFS success services and expert consultancy to the Norwegian energy provider .
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