To grow and thrive, companies must adapt to industry changes, and recalibrate their business processes and methods when necessary. The rise of the Fourth Industrial Revolution era is rapidly redefining the world in its entirety. Its primary focus on technological advances in communication and connectivity has thrown a spotlight on IIoT. This technology has the potential to revolutionize the industrial sector, and break barriers beyond previous possibilities.
What is IIoT?
The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), also known as Industry 4.0, is part of a larger concept known as the Internet of Things (IoT). IIoT is a network of connected industrial machines and devices that use IoT technology to improve manufacturing and industrial processes. IIoT applications enable systems to collect, exchange, monitor and analyze large volumes of data to deliver valuable insights. Companies can then make smarter, data-driven business decisions.
The Difference Between IoT and IIoT
While their basic principles are similar, IoT and IIoT serve different purposes. IoT connects physical devices such as home appliances, vehicles, smart devices and more, to the Internet. IIoT connects industrial machines and devices in industries such as manufacturing, agriculture, transportation, oil and gas, and others.
The Importance of IIoT
IIoT is one of the major technology trends impacting industrial businesses today. This technology is gaining momentum, and will create entirely new industries. It is paving the way to a digital, data-driven world, and a future with tremendous opportunities for industries worldwide. As the number of connected devices increases, we can expect significant growth in the global adoption of IIoT in the coming years.
The main idea behind IIoT is to connect machines and devices to give real-time information on processes and efficiency. IIoT uses sensors connected to industrial devices which collect and store large amounts of data. This data is then transformed into actionable insights, which enable businesses to make data-driven decisions.
Intelligent Connectivity: The Future Of Manufacturing
The Industrial Internet of Things will transform industries as we know them, and the manufacturing industry is at the top of the list. With IIoT, traditional manufacturers will become connected ones.
IIoT can help you unlock the hidden value of all your machine data. Insights from this data can provide many benefits, including improving operational efficiency and productivity, reducing operating costs and equipment downtime, increasing employee safety, maximizing asset utilization, and so much more.
Connect Your ERP to the Internet with Commercient’s IoT Pulse
The main goal of an ERP system is to give actionable data for decision making. IIoT has the potential to expand the availability and improve the accuracy of your ERP data. IIoT and ERP solutions combine to deliver efficiency and cost savings. This provides a competitive differentiator over manufacturers that are slow to embrace emerging technology.
Commercient’s IoT Pulse improves the pace of digital transformation and maximizes the value of your ERP system by connecting it to more than 1,100 internet apps. This can help automate your digital migrations and your frequent tasks.
IoT Pulse integrates ERP’s such as QuickBooks and Sage to apps like HubSpot, Magento eCommerce, email programs, marketing systems, and more. With all your data connected, you can make data-driven decisions faster because all your data is in one place.
Integrating your ERP with IIoT provides valuable real-time data, which can be used to optimize operations, improve customer service, and create new business opportunities.
The Future Is Now!
IIoT is an absolute necessity if you want to not only stay relevant but keep growing in the face of digital disruption. Industry leaders are successfully leveraging intelligent, connected devices to drive their business forward and stay ahead of competition. Don’t get left behind.
Get connected and call or email Commercient today, to find out about how our IoT Pulse solution can help your business.