Process Manufacturing & Resources

Empowering process manufacturing and resources companies to achieve excellence through digital innovation.

Oil & Gas Digital and Technology Trends Survey 2015

As the oil and gas industry continues to grow in complexity with changes in regulations, tighter margins, and possible infrastructure threats, executives need an easy way to collaborate. Microsoft and Accenture jointly commissioned the Fourth “Oil & Gas Digital and Technology Trends Survey 2015,” conducted by PennEnergy Research in partnership with the Oil & Gas Journal Research Center.

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Connected Product Innovation
Connected Operations
Connected Customer Experiences
Connected Marketing, Sales, and Services

In order to succeed in a competitive environment, manufacturing organizations must continually deliver new products, improve processes, and find new ways to deliver value to customers. Companies need to foster a culture of innovation that makes it easier for people to connect to people, share information, and work together across organizational and geographical boundaries. Connected product innovation solutions from Microsoft will help you design, develop, and improve products using technology to collaborate and create content based on information, analytics, and insights from customer interactions, product performance, and social networks, with real-time availability to accelerate innovation. Provide devices and apps that support design and engineering needs. Enable teams to collaborate and communicate across geographic and organizational boundaries. Extract insight from disparate data sources.

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Social collaboration and innovative enterprise

Engage internal teams, partners, suppliers, and customers in collaborative, social thinking to rapidly solve problems and identify high value ideas. Social innovation solutions from Microsoft provide enterprise tools to help you foster a culture of innovation by making it easy to connect and share information across organizational and geographical boundaries.

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Industry data lakes

Provide a flexible, performant, and scalable storage and processing platform for large volume, complex structured data such as seismic data and digital imaging. Capabilities include PB scale storage and indexing; applications to process, visualize, and interpret; and providing innovative capabilities such as continuous reservoir modelling, in the case of oil and gas. In life sciences, provide scalable storage for diagnostic image data files and other large unstructured data files used in R&D and other activities, such as genome sequencing data. The data needs to be accessed easily when needed, processed in the cloud using native applications, combined with other publically available data and private data, and indexed and tagged to allow for analysis and visualization to derive needed insights.

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Manufacturing is a complex business where people, facilities, and processes must interact flawlessly every day. As supply chains and compliance regulations become increasingly complex, manufacturers need the connected productivity solutions that can empower their workforce to become more agile and responsive to customer needs. Connect your people to the information they need in their role so they can manage assets and processes in real time. Microsoft offers support for both off-the-shelf products and consulting services to develop proprietary solutions that connect Microsoft and non-Microsoft sensors and embedded devices for data acquisition. Take advantage of closed loop intelligent decision making. Microsoft solutions support end-to-end business workflows across the enterprise that work seamlessly with existing disparate line-of-business systems. Accelerate business transformation with fast adoption.

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Operational excellence

Foster a culture of excellence and drive efficiency, safety, and corporate responsibility by increasing the flow of information and quality of interaction. Gain deeper insight across all global operations along the entire value chain. Enable a truly data-driven approach to operational excellence by collecting, storing, and analyzing huge volumes of operational data in real time and using it to predict issues and opportunities, which will drive positive actions, outcomes, and behaviors.

Nalco Company

Connected oilfield

Optimize production, maintain safety, and maximize the petroleum recovery of reserves by delivering tactical, operational, and strategic insights to everyone in the organization based on their job role and decision making process. Microsoft solutions for oil and gas and mining create a more intelligent organization by using data streamed from connected sensors and devices as well as combining it with actionable analytics to help optimize production, improve maintenance, and drive higher profitability.

Baker Hughes

Connected mine

Optimize mining operations by using the cloud platform, mobility, collaboration, and advanced analytics. By aggregating mine data into a cloud-based platform, applying real-time analytics, and issuing mobile alerts, the solution delivers a real-time holistic view of mining operations. With increased business insight and predictive analytics, issues can be anticipated and gains in production, yield, asset utilization, and operator performance can be achieved.

Freeport McMoRan

Industry data lakes

Provide a flexible, performant, and scalable storage and processing platform for large volume, complex structured data such as seismic data and digital imaging. Capabilities include PB scale storage and indexing; applications to process, visualize, and interpret; and providing innovative capabilities such as continuous reservoir modelling, in the case of oil and gas. In life sciences, provide scalable storage for diagnostic image data files and other large unstructured data files used in R&D and other activities, such as genome sequencing data. The data needs to be accessed easily when needed, processed in the cloud using native applications, combined with other publically available data and private data, and indexed and tagged to allow for analysis and visualization to derive needed insights.

Azure Data Lake

With connectivity to intelligent equipment in use, manufacturers can deliver transformational experiences and service offerings to their customers. Whether consumer or business, whether in the home, in the car, or within commercial operations, these new capabilities help manufacturers differentiate their products by creating new services, and build competitive edge leading to increased customer loyalty. Differentiate yourself from the competition by providing superior connected experiences. Microsoft is taking a leading role in developing innovative solutions to support the next generation of connected customer experiences. Microsoft delivers a unique, integrated approach to helping enterprises capitalize on the Internet of Things (IoT). Rely on a global infrastructure and hybrid cloud solutions. Microsoft provides a broad set of platform and infrastructure capabilities.

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Connected pharma

Improve patient engagement and foster good health outcomes by building connections with individuals through multiple channels, such as portals, apps, and mobile solutions or mobile connected medical devices. Microsoft provides a high performance platform that improves communications, collaboration, and information sharing between medical providers, pharmacare organizations, and patients.

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Full retail modernization

Grow revenue and maximize profitability by reducing transaction fees, as well as capturing new customers and increasing wallet-share of existing customers. Microsoft solutions for retail fuel, mobile commerce, and modern point of sales are designed to help increase customer satisfaction and loyalty by providing superior consumer experiences at the pump and the convenience store. Targeted consumer analytics, marketing, and promotions provide additional consumer incentive to increase purchase of convenience store goods.

Kwik Check

The explosion of data from the Internet of Things, people, and services is only valuable if used within the business. With continual connectivity, manufacturers need to ensure that their people and processes work together along every step of the customer journey. They need a solution that connects each of their customer interaction touch points together—a solution that follows the customer journey from marketing to sales to service and renewal. Provide a 360-degree view of the customer and unify data across your siloes. Microsoft process-centric solutions for marketing management, sales force productivity, and service desk enable you to establish and execute consistent processes across all customer touch points within your organization. Provide insight across all data to facilitate better decision making. Deliver insights from any type or volume of data from any data source. Increase speed of engagement through a full set of mobility solutions designed for this mobile-first, cloud-first world.

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Mobile sales force

Empower sales teams with comprehensive, role-based solutions that enable them to better engage customers, increase customer face time, show the value of your products, and help increase revenue and customer satisfaction. Microsoft solutions provide consistent, connected, and seamless experiences across all devices (such as laptops, phones, and smart devices) that enable the mobile workforce to connect with people and information virtually anywhere.

Lavipharm

Connected marketing

Develop social engagement and multi-channel marketing strategy for companies in order to increase brand awareness, sentiment, clinical trial recruitment, and marketing effectiveness by providing a holistic set of solutions from listening, analytics, multi-channel marketing, to patients or clients. Understand market demand at the micro level, engage customers wherever they are, develop sales opportunities across all channels, and strengthen service business through connected devices.

Oil & Gas Digital and Technology Trends Survey 2015

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