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Accenture and Microsoft have agreed to collaborate with CNH Industrial to help the capital goods company enhance its digital capabilities and develop ‘smart’ connected products and services
The program is an integral 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 purpose 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 that will make the products of CNH Industrial’s brands even 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 CHN 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 centres that combine start-up thinking with rapid prototyping, delivery and ramp-up capabilities to turn ideas quickly into scalable products and solutions.