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The Crosser Platform for real-time analytics, automation and integration of IoT data will empower asset-rich customers of IFS’s enterprise applications for FSM, ERP and EAM to extract business value from their machine and asset data.

Stockholm, 10 June 2021 - Crosser, a leading low-code platform for Industrial Internet of Things (IoT), today announced a new partnership with IFS, the global cloud enterprise applications company. The combined solution will empower joint customers to turn machine data into actionable insights.

The raw asset data generated by IoT sensors is typically unstructured—either containing unnecessary or too little information, making it difficult for organizations to gain immediate insights. In addition, the sheer volume of IoT data coming from asset-mounted sensors can often create a problem.

The Crosser low-code platform solves these problems by giving users access to a rich library of pre-built modules that enable non-developers to apply any data transformation, harmonization, or data reduction to the streaming data. The Crosser platform runs on a hybrid architecture, which means that the partly cloud-based, real-time analytics engine can be installed anywhere: on an edge gateway, on a factory floor, or in the cloud—giving customers maximum flexibility.

IFS’s enterprise applications span across several asset-rich industries such as manufacturing, energy & utilities, engineering & construction, aerospace & defense, and service. Increasing global competition, supply-chain disruptions and rising costs of raw materials are some of the factors driving demand for new business models across these industries. To stay ahead of the competition, fast-moving companies are using industrial IoT technology to ensure higher customer satisfaction, increased equipment uptime, enhanced productivity, cost savings, and the ability to quickly launch new business models. These initiatives are underpinned by intelligent processing of IoT data for predictive maintenance, process optimization and automation, and deeper asset and process insights.

“Asset-rich businesses across all industries want to connect their devices, machines and fixed assets in order to capture, structure and analyze streaming data with machine learning and AI,” said Sakari Jorma, IFS Senior Vice President, Technology Alliances.

“Partnering with Crosser provides our customers with access to the easy-to-use, low-code Crosser platform, which helps companies orchestrate and manage IoT solutions that make sense for their businesses. Adding a smart and easy way to extract value from asset data, the partnership is another step in IFS’s commitment to empower customers to move faster with their digital transformation.”

Martin Thunman, CEO and co-founder of Crosser, commented, “The IFS way of empowering customers to ‘be the best when it really matters, at the moment of service’ fits very well with Crosser’s philosophy of ushering in a real-time and event-driven world. With our combined capabilities, IFS customers can analyze, act and extract value from their IoT and asset data, in real-time. When it comes to the amount of innovative, next-generation business cases that can be deployed, the only limit is your imagination.”

About Crosser Technologies

Crosser is a Swedish software company with installations in over 20 different countries. We design and develop a Low-Code software platform for Streaming Analytics, Automation and Integration for any Edge, On-premise or Cloud. Our aim is to remove complexity, simplify development and to enable non-programmers to innovate faster with a dramatically lower total cost of ownership.

The software is ideally suited for Enterprise customers of various Industrial verticals such as Process Industry, Manufacturing, Utilities and other asset rich verticals. The modular and flexible solutions enable many different applications, including Industry 4.0, Industrial IoT and next generation Hybrid Integration, also called Hyper Automation by Gartner. Industrial customers include, SCA AB, Valmet Corporation, Novo Nordisk, Gebhardt, Clarebout Potatoes and RubbleMaster.

About IFS

IFS develops and delivers enterprise software for companies around the world who manufacture and distribute goods, build and maintain assets, and manage service-focused operations. Within our single platform, our industry specific products are innately connected to a single data model and use embedded digital innovation so that our customers can be their best when it really matters to their customers—at the Moment of Service.

The industry expertise of our people and of our growing ecosystem, together with a commitment to deliver value at every single step, has made IFS a recognized leader and the most recommended supplier in our sector. Our team of 4,000 employees every day live our values of agility, trustworthiness and collaboration in how we support our 10,000+ customers. Learn more about how our enterprise software solutions can help your business today at ifs.com

About the author

Johan Jonzon | CMO

Johan has 15 years background working with marketing in all possible type of projects. A true entrepreneurial spirit operating between strategic and hands-on details. He leads our marketing efforts as well as the product UI design.

Sales and market-oriented with a focus on getting the job done. He has worked with web and communication in Sweden and internationally since 1999. Since 2012, Johan has been focusing on real-time communication, and the business and operational benefits that comes with analyzing streaming data close to the data sources.

“I want everything we do to be clean, simple and very, very user-friendly. We strive to be the clear leader in usability among our peers.”

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