Emerson has been methodically expanding its focus for the past few years. It began touting “Top Quartile Performance” for its customers. It has made some interesting strategic acquisitions yielding a stronger presence in IIoT, software, and discrete automation. It had a strong presence at the last Pack Expo.
In that vein, Emerson announced it has acquired iSolutions Inc., a Canadian-based consulting group with expertise designing and implementing data management solutions. iSolutions provides organizations with decision-support tools to make data-driven production and operational decisions based on the analysis of real-time insights from integrated field and plant systems.
The acquisition will accelerate delivery of Emerson’s new digital transformation roadmap by adding proven skillsets in information technology/operational technology (IT-OT) and application knowledge to help integrate data from the plant floor to business systems.
“We make the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) tangible through our approach focused on business needs and readiness,” said Thomas Waun, general manager for Operational Certainty Consulting at Emerson. “With the addition of iSolutions expertise, Emerson can expedite roadmap implementation and digital transformation deployments across organizations – helping them realize faster return on technology investments and achieve Top Quartile performance in the areas of safety, reliability, energy consumption and production.”
iSolutions has a proven reputation with North American upstream oil and gas, power, and utilities customers for its successful and repeatable methodology that transforms plant data into real-time key performance indicator (KPI) visualization and business intelligence. In addition, its expertise will strengthen Emerson’s Operational Certainty Consulting organization with the addition of a data management practice for process, hybrid, and discrete businesses.
As part of Emerson, iSolutions will help organizations deploy Emerson’s Plantweb digital ecosystem.
“We’re excited to join Emerson and expand the reach of our expertise throughout Emerson’s global organization,” said Anil Datoo, on behalf of the four founding partners at iSolutions. “Together we can continue to make digital transformation practical, accessible and achievable.”
Emerson has been corporately restructuring in an interesting way partly by divesting non-core divisions. It describes itself as a global technology and engineering company providing innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and residential markets. Emerson Automation Solutions business helps process, hybrid, and discrete manufacturers maximize production, protect personnel and the environment while optimizing their energy and operating costs. Emerson Commercial & Residential Solutions business helps ensure human comfort and health, protect food quality and safety, advance energy efficiency, and create sustainable infrastructure.