CNH Industrial is collaborating with Accenture and Microsoft to help it enhance its digital capabilities and develop “smart” connected products and services.
The program is a part of CNH Industrial’s digital transformation initiative, which is designed to help the company grow top line revenue, build a digitally enabled workforce, and enhance sustainability.
The key element of the five-year collaboration is the creation of a global network of digital hubs—in Brazil, Europe, India, and the U.S.—where the three companies will work together to design, launch, and manage digital services aiming to make the products of CNH Industrial’s brands (including Case Construction Equipment, Case IH, New Holland, and Iveco) smarter, more functional, secure and sustainable.
The connected vehicles will provide customers with new services and functionalities in a variety of areas, including computer-aided farming, predictive maintenance, enhanced fleet management, and green transportation.
CNH Industrial also plans to develop a broad set of data-driven digital services to help clients drive sustainability, such as yield improvement in agriculture and more efficient vehicles and improved fleet management in the transportation industry. By complementing its historical product sales-based business model with new digital-driven services, CNH Industrial intends to achieve significant revenue growth.
Accenture, in collaboration with Avanade, its joint venture with Microsoft, will design, build, test, and scale a range of digital services to support new connected products that leverage innovative technologies including advanced analytics, artificial intelligence, the internet of things, and cloud computing.
Accenture will also design, manage, and coordinate the activities within the digital hubs; help CNH Industrial define its digital factory operating model; and provide capabilities, assets, and skilled resources to help CNH Industrial develop digitally empowered teams across the globe.
A focus will be on practicing speed to value and significantly collapsing the innovation timeline. The work will leverage Accenture’s Industry X Innovation Network of centers that combine startup thinking with rapid prototyping, delivery, and ramp-up capabilities to turn ideas quickly into scalable products and solutions.
Source: CNH Industrial