Like many manufacturers, HFI was ready to explore the advantages of implementing IIoT capabilities and data analysis.
IIoT implementations tout the ability to identify trends, analyze Big Data, provide actionable insights, and increase productivity. HFI had another systems integrator implement an application that captured data from one machine. A significant amount of machine data had been collected with information on every sensor, input, and output.
A lot of data was available, and no one knew exactly what was important, who to get it to, or how to benefit from it. It just sat there.