Proving the Business Case for the Internet of Things

WebNMS and EML partner to bring energy efficiency to east Africa

Steve Rogerson
April 11, 2017
WebNMS, a provider of enterprise IoT platforms, and Energy Monitoring Ltd (EML), a Uganda-based energy and industrial systems provider, have partnered to develop end-to-end IoT applications to control and manage energy operations and centrally monitor performance of remote industrial assets in east Africa.
The combination should allow enterprises to optimise energy consumption, streamline workforce tasks, increase efficiency and optimise operational costs at improved levels.
"Together, WebNMS and EML aim to provide tech-driven efficiency to traditional business units across their distributed operations, in real time," said Darryl Stork, regional business director for Chennai-based WebNMS. "With this partnership, EML's customers will have access to cost-effective IoT enabled solutions to securely monitor their integrated environment, perform predictive maintenance of remote assets and visibly reduce operational cost."
WebNMS is the IoT division of Zoho, a privately held and profitable cloud services provider. Symphony IoT from WebNMS is an enterprise-scale IoT platform that offers customisable, edge-to-cloud services to connect and manage energy and assets as remote infrastructure. It also offers a multi-vendor software agent, Symphony EdgeX, which integrates multiple protocols and enables real-time data acquisition and local intelligence across the last kilometre.
WebNMS is gaining momentum amid system integrators worldwide who are keen to tap the potential of enterprise IoT and quickly resolve custom business challenges while driving product innovation. The company is committed to its open platform approach that lets third-party system integrators and developers create their own applications. It also offers ready-to-deploy vertical-focussed IoT applications specific to B2B markets such as telecommunication, renewable energy, commercial infrastructure, remote sites and transportation.
"We're excited to partner with WebNMS in the IoT market," said Allan Musinguzi, managing director of EML. "To achieve faster time to market and implementation of products for our customers, a robust flexible and scalable end-to-end solution was sought. Our partnership with WebNMS simplifies the inherent complexity of siloed management of energy and remote assets, providing unified visibility and control of business environment."
Symphony IoT is engineered to streamline enterprise operations by optimising expenses and upgrading operational efficiency through proactive energy and remote monitoring of geographically dispersed assets, both fixed and mobile.