A global technology company helping enterprises reimagine their business for the digital age
HCL Technologies serves leading enterprises, including 250 of the Fortune 500 and 650 of the Global 2000, across key industries: financial services, life sciences and healthcare, consumer services, manufacturing, and public services. With a worldwide network of research and development centers, innovation labs, and delivery centers working in 49 countries, HCL products, services, and engineering are built on four decades of innovation.
“The HCL-Microsoft partnership has been crucial in accelerating innovation for our customers. We have been creating modern, intuitive enterprises with an industry-leading transformation roadmap for over 30 years and counting,” said Sukamal Banerjee, Corporate Vice President, and Head, IoT WoRKS , HCL Technologies.
The partnership is based on a robust 360-degree relationship anchored along three core pillars of Azure IoT solution development and asset creation, joint GTM and customer engagement, and the IoT COLLAB center at Microsoft’s Redmond, Washington campus. In all engagements and solutions, HCL brings deep expertise from its Microsoft Gold-level competencies in Azure cloud platform and data analytics, its extensive use of various Azure services, and its Azure IoT Certified Consultants.
Using Microsoft Azure IoT services and real-time information, HCL helps manufacturers lower costs and improve production
Manufacturing enterprises with multiple plants using various IT and IoT systems need a single view that can be used by multiple plant roles to get real-time information about relevant KPIs. Additionally, business critical machines on shop floors need continuous monitoring to avoid unplanned downtime and major outages.
HCL implemented itsReal-time Manufacturing Insights solution on Microsoft Azure IoT Edge and Azure IoT Hub, providing operational visibility for plant management. The solution increased visibility into the productivity and health of assets, utilized Azure analytics services to build, train, and deploy predictive and prescriptive analytics models, and reduced unplanned downtime. With RMI, customers get real-time alerts that enable corrections to reduce further fluctuations in quality and output.
“Microsoft’s powerful cloud and business technologies power HCL’s specialized services, enabling and supporting our customers’ growth and helping them respond and adapt rapidly to these challenging times,” Sukamal Bannerjee said.
Improved fault prediction, coupled with advanced analytics, helped the customer achieve a 30-percent savings on unplanned downtime losses. Higher synchronization between planned and actual cycles lead to a 15-percent increase in asset productivity. Predictive instead of preventive maintenance and the creation of real-time actionable insights into manufacturing reduced maintenance costs by approximately 30 percent.