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                itachi ABB Power Grids and
                Hitachi Vantara has
           Hannounced the integration of
           Hitachi ABB Power Grids’ Digital
           Enterprise (DE) flagship solutions
           within the Lumada portfolio of
           advanced digital solutions and
           services for turning data into insights.
             The two Hitachi business entities
           have agreed to rebrand the DE
           components as Lumada Asset
           Performance Management (APM),
           Lumada Enterprise Asset Management
           (EAM) and Lumada Field Service
           Management (FSM), adding to the
           growing portfolio of DataOps and
           Industrial IoT solutions.
             The DE portfolio of solutions,
           and its predecessors, enable
           customers spanning multiple global
           industries to operate, analyze and  Power grids’ digital enterprise
           optimize over US$4­trillion of assets
                                             solutions integrated and rebranded
           every day. With the incorporation of
           the DE portfolio into Lumada, this
           experience is further complemented
           by a leading technology engine to  expand our Ellipse EAM, enabling us to share information across all parts of our
           deliver access to information,    organization, tearing down silos and giving us the opportunity to formulate a longer­term,
           systems, people and analytics across  holistic strategy that reflects our specific business outcomes,” said Brian Green, general
           asset­intensive organisations.    manager, asset management, from the Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC). Brian
             With Digital Enterprise’s       continued, “In addition, implementing these solutions allows us to optimize the quality of
           incorporation into Lumada, Hitachi  the data we collect and ensure safe, compliant and efficient business operations.”
           ABB Power Grids’ energy domain      “Bringing these solutions, that each encapsulate deep domain expertise into the
           experience will be augmented by   greater Lumada ecosystem, gives customers an extremely powerful combination of tools to
           Hitachi’s Lumada Industrial IoT   modernize their business,” said Chris Scheefer, senior vice president, Industry Practice,
           platform. Hitachi was recently named  Hitachi Vantara. “The holistic view of assets and information provided by Lumada allows
           a Leader in the 2020 Gartner Magic  leadership to analyze and react in real­time, enabling efficient, effective operations and a
           Quadrant for Industrial IoT       foundation to create a more sustainable future.”
           Platforms based on Gartner Inc.'s   DE and Lumada also share core foundational features: a modern microservices design,
           evaluation of the company and its  vendor­agnostic interoperability, and a flexible deployment model, including cloud, on­
           Lumada IoT software.              premises and hybrid.
             “Our software solutions and       With the combination of Hitachi ABB Power Grids’ Digital Enterprise application
           Lumada are highly complementary,”  portfolio and Hitachi’s Lumada solutions offered by Hitachi Vantara, customers will be able
           said Massimo Danieli, managing    to benefit from additional data services including data integration, data cataloging, edge
           director, grid automation business  intelligence, data management, analytics and more.
           unit, Hitachi ABB Power Grids.
           Massimo added, “Combining best­in­  The new integrated Lumada portfolio will offer advantages to customers in the following
           class Lumada IoT capabilities and the  key areas:
           domain expertise built into Digital  •  Digital transformation & data modernisation – improving access to and insights
           Enterprise applications provides both  from data.
           new and existing customers        •  Connected asset performance – helping to predict and prevent asset failures.
           unparalleled flexibility and faster time  •  Intelligent operations management – improving oversight and maintenance of assets.
           to value, while preserving the value of  •  Health, safety & environment – enabling safer environments for workers and
           their past software investments. The  the public.
           journey we began with our customers
           as part of the Digital Enterprise  Hitachi ABB Power Grids is an established leader in the enterprise software space with
           evolution story has become broader  solutions and a strong customer base that pre­date Digital Enterprise. The modernization
           and more compelling, as we join the  pathway to Digital Enterprise planned for the classic offerings, such as Ellipse EAM, Asset
           Lumada ecosystem.”                Suite, Service Suite, eSOMS, and others, continues with Lumada. Investment in and
             “Lumada Enterprise Asset        customer support for those products will remain intact throughout the process.  n
           Management and Field Service
           Management allow us to seamlessly  Contact John Perry, Hitachi ABB Power Grids,

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