Get a foothold—and build as your digital maturity progresses
Consider a small set of use cases and how they can apply to the broader enterprise once up and running. This approach enables you to break digital down, deliver early value, and create the building blocks to pave way to broader adoption. To begin, identify a strategic problem—e.g., a singular power plant plagued by asset downtime or margins—where digital can deliver desired business outcomes quickly. Innovative solutions based on Asset Performance Management (APM) software, and real-time intraday margin management for instance, can help save millions through driving better asset performance and trading margins.
One client is starting its journey with a limited set of use cases—leveraging APM and other software and services to optimize asset performance across two plants out of a fleet of more than 20. During this phase the company is creating a foundation of standardized tools, processes, and technologies that can scale across the enterprise by 2019 and beyond. Once up and running, these types of initiatives can lead to increasingly greater optimization and innovation around new solutions—e.g., combustion optimization and business models, and tapping into customer relationships to extend revenue beyond the sale of production, transmission, and the electron.