The ABB Ability Genix Industrial Analytics and AI Suite is a scalable advanced analytics platform with pre-built, easy-to-use applications and services. It collects, contextualizes and converts operational, engineering and information technology data into actionable insights that reportedly help industries improve operations, optimize asset management and streamline business processes safely and sustainably.
Analyst studies suggest that industrial companies typically are able to use only 20% of the data generated, says the company, which severely limits their ability to apply data analytics meaningfully. ABB’s new offering operates as a digital data convergence point where streams of information from diverse sources across the plant and enterprise are put into context through a unified analytics model. Application of artificial intelligence on this data produces meaningful insights for prediction and optimization that improve business performance, according to the company.
ABB Ability Genix is composed of a data analytics platform and applications supplemented by ABB services that help customers decide which assets, processes and risk profiles can be improved. It assists customers in designing and applying those analytics. Featuring a library of applications, customers can subscribe to a variety of analytics on demand, as business needs dictate, speeding up the traditional process of requesting and scheduling support from suppliers.
Scalable from plant to enterprise, ABB Ability Genix supports a variety of deployments including cloud, hybrid and on-premise. ABB Ability Genix leverages Microsoft Azure for integrated cloud connectivity and services through ABB’s strategic partnership with Microsoft.
A key component of ABB Ability Genix is the ABB Ability Edgenius Operations Data Manager that connects, collects, and analyzes operational technology data at the point of production. ABB Ability Edgenius uses data generated by operational technology such as DCS and devices to produce analytics that improve production processes and asset utilization, according to the company. ABB Ability Edgenius can be deployed on its own or integrated with ABB Ability Genix so that operational data is combined with other data for strategic business analytics.