Azure for discrete manufacturing

Keep up with your customers’ needs and drive business transformation by modernising to a smart factory. Through the industrial internet of things (IIoT) and Microsoft Azure, you will gain actionable insights and respond quickly to customer feedback and market trends.


“Our goal is not data for the sake of data, but to embrace the cloud and analytical technologies to deliver more expert insights to the right stakeholders at the right time."

Nick Farrant, Senior Vice President

Keep your customers happy with smart manufacturing

When you modernise, your customers win. Craft innovative customer interactions with connected devices and sensors, build offerings that evolve with your customers by adding specialised features and services over time and foster brand loyalty by continually adding value and improving product designs based on real-time and predictive behavioural analytics.

“With Microsoft, we can build it almost as fast as we can think it. We can exercise the services that fit our use cases and focus on the unique products that energy-market customers expect from us.”

Albert Hofeldt, Ph.D., Managing Director of Platform Technology

Empower your employees and boost sales

A smart factory helps its employees work smarter too. Attract new customers with specialised and targeted offerings, improve customer satisfaction through proactive customer engagement and care and increase your sales teams’ productivity by using customer and service data to identify cross-sell and up-sell opportunities.

Sandvik Coromant
“With this solution, we are able to reinvent the art of manufacturing.Tools, machines, processes working together, all the way from the customer to the sales interaction, helping us deliver an unprecedented level of field service.”

Klas Forsström, President

Create an agile supply chain through IIoT

Streamline your manufacturing process and discover actionable insights in real time with advanced analytics tools and a global, end-to-end view of production, supply and sales. When you are optimised for efficiency and rapid response, you will soften the impact of quality issues and send products and services to market faster.

“What we’re talking about is delivering a degree of collaboration and visibility unheard of in the oil and gas industry. With sensors, software, and the cloud, these disparate assets can become part of a connected enterprise, powered at its core by a rich flow of data.”

Doug Weber, Business Manager of Remote Application Monitoring

Develop innovative products and outpace the pack

Embracing the connectivity of Manufacturing 4.0 helps you keep your competitive edge. Get products right the first time by including real-time product-usage data and customer feedback in the design process; boost collaboration across teams, partners and customers; and cut the cost, waste and lead time of your development cycle.

Moderna Therapeutics
“By replicating our basic methodology, we can scale quickly to target new diseases. Traditional drug development for pharmaceutical companies takes 10 years or more.”

Stéphane Bancel, Chief Executive Officer

Solutions for discrete manufacturing

Connected field service

Detect, troubleshoot and resolve issues remotely, so a technician is dispatched only when necessary.

Learn more about Dynamics 365 for Field Service

Predictive Maintenance

Take preventative maintenance to the next level by predicting equipment failures and proactively preventing them.

Learn more about predictive maintenance with IoT

Remote monitoring

Enable end-to-end, remote monitoring of your equipment and product by keeping continuous tabs on their real-time use, performance and asset health.

Learn more about remote monitoring with IoT

Related Azure services and Microsoft products

Cortana Intelligence

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IoT Suite

Capture and analyse untapped data to improve business results

Apps and solutions for IoT manufacturing

Modernise manufacturing processes and deliver more value with apps and solutions that connect your assets and convert big data to actionable insights.

Modernise your manufacturing process with Azure