An approach that comes with a deep understanding of how large information technology initiatives are made to work.
This layer adddresses the speed of converting data to information and then to knowledge, with limited human intervention.
This is the core of the solution, which is continuously monitoring and on the lookout for further improvement.
This is the fabric that holds all the different processes together.
While all three aspects are important for your digital transformation journey, carefully crafting their correlation is what breathes life into this transformation. Orchestration adds contextual intelligence in executing different physical, digital, and business processes together; the automation of all such processes within the framework of their policies adds agility by reducing the time taken to convert data to knowledge for critical decision-making; and most importantly, for a system to keep evolving, it requires a proactive feedback mechanism that allows for continuous optimization and improvement of the outcome.
Orchestration forms the fundamental fabric that holds all the different processes together. We call this layer the rule book by which the process ecosystem must abide. While digital transformation initiatives may run successfully in silos, the amalgamation of these initiatives with other business and physical processes is what will truly bring outcomes.
The idea is to provide a seamless experience, much like a symphony orchestra, quickly and efficiently.
How do we achieve this?
While we pride ourselves on the ease of integration with any application in your entire digital ecosystem, we also spend a fair amount of time analyzing each policy and the most effective way to incorporate the same into your digital ecosystem. This may involve re-visiting the way you currently execute your business processes, or it could involve adding a new process altogether.
No one enjoys a cacophony, but everyone loves a beautifully coordinated orchestra. After incorporating the business policies, the next focus is to ensure that all the systems interact with each other such that all evidence of this uber-complex interaction remains under the hood while the users rev up the systems and race away to their goal.
The prerequisite for a system to stay lean and efficient is to remove all redundancy. Our team spends time in understanding the rest of your digital ecosystem in order to ensure that there is a logical and healthy exchange of data among all the active information systems for the processes in question.
Automation is grouped as the next layer of our offering, and it focuses on designing robust yet flexible solutions that make mission-critical tasks work on their own to transform data into decisions, within the orchestration framework. At Elde, we understand the importance of technology; moreover, we recognize that successful automation is the effective amalgamation of business policies, physical check-points, and digital platforms. As we leverage a combination of hardware and software technologies, we have identified and categorized this process into various levels: physical process automation, business process automation, and digital process automation.
How do we achieve this?
Digital process automation focuses on seamlessly attaching our solution/platform to your existing infrastructure such that it enhances the user experience by allowing complete access to your shop floor anytime, anywhere. Moreover, our solutions are designed such that for mission-critical policy violations, the system will proactively reach out to the stakeholders with a call to action.
Automating physical processes essentially involves using embedded systems that adopt technologies such as RFID (radio frequency identification) for wireless communication, GPS (global positioning systems) for location tracking, 2G to 4G data communication technology for various applications, OPC & MODBUS protocols for integration with control systems such as PLC/SCADA, OCR (optic character recognition) technology for data acquisition, and much more.
Business processes are covered by us via detailed workshops wherein business analysts will understand your processes, discuss key pain areas, suggest improvements, and, finally, list down all business policies. At what level these policies are to be executed will help us arrive at the level at which automation is required.
The Optimization engine is the active ingredient in our solutions. The objective of this stratum is to constantly focus on monitoring the current data and looking towards potential change, which is why we place it at the core of our solutions. This essentially implies that there is always a need to build a feedback loop and implement a continuous improvement process. We achieve this by ensuring a mix of three key factors: keeping the feedback system intelligent, proactive, and prescriptive.
How do we achieve this?
Building intelligence into the feedback system essentially involves a continuous referencing of information with the business policy or the defined norm. To this effect, our team may dive deep into utilizing your performance indicators as a ready reference to log policy violations and suggest potential improvements.
We do not believe in lengthy and complicated reporting; hence, we work towards building a system such that all the complicated reporting is analyzed internally, and if there is something that requires your attention, the system will proactively alert the relevant stakeholders.
With the advantage of large amounts of data being stored, we strive to build a prescriptive system such that the diagnosis and analysis are managed intelligently by the optimization engine, with only an outcome prescribing the best way forward to the most favorable outcome.