Proving the Business Case for the Internet of Things

ServicePower flags strategic tie-up with Bosch Software Innovations

Iain Morris
April 29, 2014
M2M platform provider ServicePower has announced a strategic partnership with Bosch Software Innovations it claims will enhance its range of M2M services.

ServicePower (Stockport, UK) said that technology from Bosch (Stuttgart, Germany) would help it to extend its M2M capabilities, allowing customers to more proactively identify faults or the need for maintenance and restocking.

It also expects the tie-up to help field organizations build partnerships with more profitable customers through the provision of additional real-time data.

The company says its M2M Connected Services are already being used by field service organizations to identify new business opportunities, such as pay-per-use deployment models, besides enhanced revenue-sharing contract models, smart energy management and increased accessory and product sales.

However, it believes use of the Bosch Software Innovations Suite will enable it to provide a “single vendor solution” that supports connected machine data to any organization – including manufacturers, utilities and communications service providers.

“Bosch’s software platform for the Internet of Things combined with the industry leading field service optimization technology enables field service organizations to transform their business model,” said Matt Jennings, the managing director of Bosch Software Innovations for the Americas.

“Our joint forces allow every aspect of mobile operations to be identified, measured, and analyzed, delivering greater intelligence to fleet managers – the key elements for long-term efficiency, profitability and customer retention,” he added.

ServicePower ultimately sees the strategic partnership as a way of maintaining its position as a “field service technology leader”, said Marne Martin, the company’c chief executive.
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