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Edge analytics pioneer Crosser announces partnerships with leading AVEVA distributors

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Edge analytics pioneer Crosser announces partnerships with leading AVEVA distributors

The AVEVA partner ecosystem represents one of the largest and most active value-adding global networks in the industrial software market today. The transition towards Industry 4.0 puts requirements for both deep OT and IT skills, which is a challenge. In fact, a recent survey reported lack of in-house skills as the most significant barrier to digital innovation for Industrial IoT.

The Swedish floor manufacturer Välinge Innovation AB has started an engagement with Wonderware Scandinavia, a leading AVEVA Distributor, to implement Crosser low-code edge analytics solution to overcome this hurdle.

Stockholm May 06, 2021Crosser, the leading low-code platform for streaming analytics, automation and integration for industrial IoT, has announced partnerships with leading AVEVA distributors present in ten European countries. Wonderware Benelux and Scandinavia, Wonderware Italy and Factory Systemes Groupe are leading distributors and part of the AVEVA partner ecosystem, one of the largest and most active value-adding global networks in the industrial automation market.

“We are very proud to announce these partnerships in Europe,” says Crosser’s CEO and Co-founder Martin Thunman. “All partners are known for their deep understanding of their customers and their ability to constantly optimize value, efficiency and sustainability.”

“Together with Crosser, we can help Italian industries move faster and with a very flexible approach,” says Edoardo Manicardi, President at Wonderware Italy. “Crosser complements the AVEVA products and simplifies innovation for Industry 4.0,” Manicardi continues.

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The footprint of these leading AVEVA distributors is very noticeable in the European industry, with over 10,000 combined industrial customers. Over the years, they have provided systems and solutions to virtually every industrial vertical, illustrating a unique insight into the market.

This knowledge, combined with Crosser's low-code approach to edge analytics and integration, provides value beyond the technical hurdles that often are the starting point for industrial digitalization projects.

“There is a need for bridging OT and IT people, processes and systems within the industry,” says Peter Karlsson, Managing Director at Wonderware Scandinavia. “Customers want to simplify all phases of their IoT projects to shorten the time to value.”

Addressing both small and big use cases is another vital topic among European industries. Local project teams often need to implement new use cases and projects themselves, with limited support from central expertise. Modern software therefore needs to have a new level of built in, self-service capabilities.

“The Crosser platform is exactly what customers are asking for. An easy-to-learn software that acts like a Swiss army knife, filled with building blocks that make it possible to address a huge variety of use cases and technical challenges. It’s very easy to get started and there is an excellent online training package that simplifies the process,” says Fabien Serre, CTO at Factory Systemes Groupe, the AVEVA distributor for France and the DACH region.

This brings us back to the Swedish floor manufacturer Välinge Innovation AB. They have been promoters of ease-of-use solutions for their customers since 1993, when they pioneered the concept of glueless click flooring and changed the way people install and use floorings.

“Innovation lies in our culture,” explains Jimmy Olofsson, IT Manager at Välinge Innovation AB. “It is an attitude as well as a way of working. We want to be able to try ideas and solutions on a smaller scale, quickly and easily, and if the outcome is as we intended, scale them up to our entire business."

To learn more about Crosser and its low-code approach to edge analytics, visit the website.

About Crosser Technologies

Crosser is a Swedish software company with installations in over 20 different countries. We design and develop a Low-Code software platform for Streaming Analytics, Automation and Integration for any Edge, On-premise or Cloud. Our aim is to remove complexity, simplify development and to enable non-programmers to innovate faster with a dramatically lower total cost of ownership. Our vision is that there are enormous business opportunities for companies When Machines Talk(™). 
The software is ideally suited for Enterprise customers of various Industrial verticals such as Process Industry, Manufacturing, Utilities and other asset rich verticals. The modular and flexible solutions enable many different applications, including Industry 4.0, Industrial IoT and next generation Hybrid Integration, also called Hyper Automation by Gartner.
Industrial customers include, SCA AB, Valmet Corporation, Novo Nordisk, Gebhardt, Clarebout Potatoes and RubbleMaster. 
Crosser was included in the “Cool Vendors in IoT Edge Computing, 2018” report by Gartner, Inc. and was named among the Top 10 Smart Factory Solutions in Europe 2020 by the industry magazine Manufacturing Technology Insights.

About Wonderware Scandinavia

Wonderware Scandinavia AB is an exclusive distributor and certified training and service provider of AVEVA's industrial software portfolio in Sweden, Norway and Denmark. With a clear mission to offer innovative software solutions, Wonderware Scandinavia enables its customers to be “best in class” in smart industry, infrastructure and facilities.

About Factory Systemes Groupe

Our mission is to provide Industrial Companies with the best technologies available on the market, so they can successfully drive their Digital Transformation at the OT level.

Over the past 30 Years, Factory Systemes Groupe has built a strong knowledge in Industrial Systems and Software solutions. Factory Systemes Groupe represents some leading technology suppliers on the market such as Advantech and AVEVA. The company's DNA is focused on managing the entire Product Distribution Life Cycle, including the management of the Partner Ecosystem. We Believe that Operational Excellence for our customers comes from the right choice in term of Solutions as well as the right Partner System Integrator. At Factory Systemes Groupe we make sure those key success factors are met so customers can extract the best value from their investments.

With over 135 employees, Factory Systemes Groupe continues to deliver a consistent growth year over year, achieving a revenue of more than 50 M€. The company is serving more than 9 000 end-users and over 400 System Integrators in France, Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

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