Waternet: Digitalization Operation with IBM Maximo

Waternet’s goal is to deliver the highest quality of drinking water at the lowest price for every customer. Furthermore, they make sure everyone in their domain keeps their feet dry. To meet the company’s objectives, all assets need to be and stay in top condition. Water cycle tasks are executed by different Waternet departments. However, there is a growing need to integrate and realize a uniform implementation of Asset Management.

Paul Stroet, IT Architect at Waternet: “We asked ZNAPZ: ‘How can we digitize, and continue to manage our assets at the same time?’ ZNAPZ provided knowledge and advice from both disciplines: digitization and Asset Management. This mix of business and technique was exactly what we needed.”

Curious how Waternet approached this project? Why they chose ZNAPZ to support them? Or do you want to know more about the handling of these processes? Read it all in our reference case.

Download the free reference case about the Waternet route or contact us by filling in the contact form.

Manul: user-friendly and efficient

Managing purchase orders poses a challenge for many organizations. Incorrect orders, long processing time and too much buyer personnel causes higher costs. Find out how the modern and accessible Manul application streamlines the buying process in our factsheet. Through Manul, everyone is able to create purchase orders and process them easily through the Maximo system. This solution is available for smartphones, tablets and desktops.

Read more about the features and benefits in our factsheet, such as:

  • The efficient and user-friendly ordering process
  • Insights in your assets through Maximo
  • Classifications matching your attribute structure
  • Dynamic filtering possibilities for easy and fast searches
  • Minimized data pollution

Want to know more about the features and benefits of Manul? Download our free factsheet or contact us by filling in the contact form.

Hydra: Working Offline with Zero Downtime

Hydra makes it possible to keep working in your Maximo application, even offline. As soon as you go online, the local Maximo application syncs seamlessly with the central application. All Maximo functionalities are available always and everywhere. You no longer have to worry about connection quality.

Besides that, Hydra solves other challenges: upgrading your Maximo application without downtime, altering your database or preventing performance loss due to large amounts of data.

Read more about the features and benefits in our factsheet, such as:

  • Working offline in Maximo, wherever and whenever
  • Deployment without downtime
  • Easily transfer data to another platform
  • Better performance through easy data archiving

Want to know more about the benefits of Hydra? Download our factsheet or contact us by filling in the contact form.

‘Internet of Things – From hype to insight’ Shipping Event

Date: 29th September
Venue: RDM Rotterdam

It’s a startling fact that as much as 90 percent of all data generated by devices such as sensors on equipment, smart phones, tablets, connected vehicles and appliances is never analysed or acted on. So imagine if your company did take action. 

During the specially organized ‘Internet of Things – From hype to insight’ Shipping Event, you will have the opportunity to learn how you can derive deep business insight from the Internet of Things (an integrated fabric of sensors, devices, data, connections, processes and people). You’ll not only hear what we think about the power of Internet of Things, but also what our customers are achieving today and planning in the future. If you have an interest in participating this event please complete the online registration form.

As the Internet of Things (IoT) expands rapidly, more and more “things” are reporting their fleets, locations and status in near real-time. This generates a huge volume and variety of data that is under-utilized or often not used at all. During this specially organized shipping event new technologies will be presented how your organization can leverage this data to understand the state of operations and equipment to better run your businesses.

Agenda ‘Internet of Things – From hype to insight’ Shipping Event (12:00 – 17:00)

Time Agenda Speaker
12.00 – 12.30 Welcome and introduction ALTEN
12.30 – 13.30 Lunch ZNAPZ, ALTEN, IBM
13.30 – 14.00 Challenges for the Shipping Industry ZNAPZ
14.00 – 14.30 Internet of Things – From hype to insights IBM
14.30 – 15.00 SKF Customer Case SKF
15.00 – 15.20 Coffee break ZNAPZ, ALTEN, IBM
15.20 – 16.00 Technological developments presented by IBM IBM
16.00 – 16.15 Wrap up ZNAPZ & ALTEN
16.15 – 16.45 Guided tour RDM Rotterdam RDM

Venue – RDM Rotterdam

The ‘Internet of Things – From hype to insight’ Shipping event will take place on 29 September at RDM Makerspace, which is located on the former shipyard of the Rotterdamsche Droogdok Maatschappij (RDM). IBM has a strong partnerships with RDM Makerspace, this organization helps to get new innovations and businesses off the ground by creating a large community where smart, creative and experienced people with different skills come and work together. RDM Rotterdam is the hotspot for innovation in the port: this is where the manufacturing industry of the future is taking shape. At RDM Rotterdam, you can find a diverse collection of start-ups, SMEs and global players in the maritime and offshore sectors. Over 40 innovative companies – including Ampelmann, Franklin Offshore, Energy Floors and Urban Green – have found a home at RDM.

We hope to welcome you at the first ‘Internet of Things – From hype to insight’ Shipping event on 29 september 12:00 PM, which will take place at RDM Makerspace: Scheepsbouwweg 8 – K03, 3089 JR Rotterdam.

If you have any questions please feel free to email me at:bas.spijkers@znapz.comRegister for this event.

With kind regards, on behalf of the organizers,

ZNAPZ B.V. & ALTEN Netherlands

Sponsored by IBM


Asset Management & Internet of Things in the Rail Industry

Asset Management is a key topic in the Rail Industry with hundreds of billions invested in Western Europe in the next 10 years. Now optimizing this is a challenge. But the technology Internet of Things is coming to support us. How to know the Asset, the Asset Health and what to do to generate the highest value of the Assets.

Real Time Monitoring

With todays Internet of Things technology we can be real time informed about the Asset Health. A good example of this is the always challenging situation of “square” wheels of trains, where a wheel isn’t completely round. This leads to a higher wear of the wheels as soon as this happens, a higher wear of the rail track and less comfort to the passengers. The Rail companies can monitor this by measuring load, vibration and temperature of the track and the wheels. With these measurements an immediate indication can be given at the first deviation, enabling a fast and appropriate response on the given situation. The cost for this is relatively low and the payback = value significant. Lower maintenance cost for reworking the wheel to completely round, lower maintenance cost on the track and a reduction of track breaks. Last but not least this also prevents an uncomfortable journey of our passengers.

Internet of Things Solutions

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