ABB Drives Forward With Its Holistic Asset Management Vision

Published 9 April 2019 by Malavika Tohani & David Metcalfe &
Asset Integrity Asset Performance Management Software Digital Twin Operational Excellence Case Study Market Insight

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Executive Summary

This report forms one in a series covering the asset performance management (APM) software market, which is entering a phase of growth and innovation. ABB was founded through a merger in 1988 and is one of the world’s largest providers of electrical equipment and industrial automation products. ABB also has a large software portfolio encompassing a wide range of asset-intensive industries, with specialisations in the power and utilities industries. ABB provides users with a thorough understanding of their industrial assets by encompassing data from a range of information systems and sensors to provide strong functionality for asset health monitoring, predictive maintenance, and prescriptive maintenance. Verdantix recommends that operations managers at power and utility firms looking for an APM platform that integrates asset information data to provide detailed insights into asset behaviour, should consider using ABB’s APM offering to improve their operational performance.

Table of contents

ABB Delivers An Integrated APM Platform For Power And Utilities Firms
ABB’s APM Software Tackles A Multitude Of Customers’ Operational Challenges
Customers Seeking A Comprehensive Vision For Asset Life-Cycle Management Should Turn To ABB

About the authors

Malavika Tohani

Research Director

Malavika leads the Verdantix Operational Excellence practice. Her current research agenda focuses on digital technologies for Operational Excellence including digital twins and software solutions for industrial risk and asset management. Malavika has over 15 years’ experience in research and strategy consulting. Malavika previously worked at Frost & Sullivan, managing and delivering advisory projects for clients involving expansion, acquisition, benchmarking and product development strategies. Malavika holds a MSc in Economics from Madras School of Economics.

David Metcalfe


David is the CEO of Verdantix and co-founded the firm in 2008. Based on his 20 years of experience in technology strategy and research roles he provides guidance on digital strategies to C-level executives at technology providers, partners at private equity firms and function heads at large corporations. His current focus is on helping clients understand their market opportunity tied to ESG investment trends and their impact on corporate sustainability strategies. During his 12 years running Verdantix – including 4 leading the New York office – he has helped dozens of clients grow their businesses through fund raising, acquisitions and international growth. David was previously SVP Research at Forrester and Head of Analysis & Forecasting at BT. He holds a PhD from Cambridge University and also worked as a Research Associate at the Harvard Business School.

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