SAS announces strategic partnership with consultancy company Genchi Solutions
The combination of powerful analytics and extensive experience in production and maintenance environments leads to significant asset performance optimisation.
SAS, leading vendor of business and analytics software and services, and Leuven-based business and ICT consultancy company, Genchi Solutions, have entered into a strategic partnership. Genchi Solutions will provide advice and assist with the implementation of SAS technology in analytical projects for asset-intensive companies, such as production and maintenance organisations.
Genchi Solutions is a consultancy company, focusing on improving companies’ asset performance and production quality by leveraging the available information. The analysis of huge amounts of data collected from a wide variety of sources enables a correct prediction of the ideal timeframe for maintenance. It also allows a better planning of, for instance, spare parts and workforce. “Maintenance activities must be scheduled and planned more optimised if you want to lower the costs and improve the quality of service”, emphasises Alain Van Der Jeught, co-founder of Genchi Solutions. “You want to avoid unnecessary maintenance, but you want to avoid machines and processes coming to a standstill even more. To determine what is the best timeframe for maintenance, you need to consult data from various sources: machine and sensor data on the one hand, but also data extracted from systems such as MES, SCADA, CMMS, ERP, etc.”
Genchi Solutions bridges the worlds of administrative data processing and industrial data. “When combined with SAS’powerful and flexible analytic software for the effortless integration analysis of data from SAP and other data sources, we have all it takes to assist our customers in optimising their assets”, explains Alain Van Der Jeught.
SAS is also very excited about this strategic agreement. “Partnerships such as this one demonstrate SAS’ ability to combine the best of both worlds: SAS’ high-grade analytics technology and Genchi Solutions’expertise in well-defined areas. More specifically, the use of SAS Analytics, when combined with innovative technologies such as SAP’s Hana in-memory platform and Hadoop for big data, will generate a significant added value in such projects.
Together we can provide powerful, customised solutions for customers’ specific analytic needs and enable them to evolve towards full-fledged Predictive Maintenance”, concludes Wim Mues, business development manager supply chain and manufacturing at SAS Belgium and Luxemburg.
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