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MediaService Digital Industries Newsroom

Fast-track digital solutions - A lean startup methodology helped EnWat get an app quickly

WatMon: Based on MindSphere, the application enables remote monitoring for decentralized assets for water treatment and distribution – even by using a smartphone. All over the world at the MACs, Siemens experts together with customers are developing digital applications for various industries on the basis of MindSphere, the open, cloud based IoT operating system from Siemens.

WatMon: Based on MindSphere, the application enables remote monitoring for decentralized assets for water treatment and distribution – even by using a smartphone. All over the world at the MACs, Siemens experts together with customers are developing digital applications for various industries on the basis of MindSphere, the open, cloud based IoT operating system from Siemens.

With no central control system and no uniform monitoring, maintaining customers facilities had proven to be expensive and time consuming for German company EnWat. The company's CEO, Klaus Strätz, thought a digital solution might hold an answer, so he submitted a use case for the MindSphere Open Space Challenge in 2018. Within the challenge, different teams compete to create digital solutions for a host of issues. For the EnWat entry, a jury of experts found a clear winner in the concept from the Siemens MindSphere Application Center (MAC) in Alpharetta, Georgia. The result is Water Treatment Monitoring (WatMon), a MindSphere-based app. It collects data from distributed systems via secure channels and analyzes it with advanced algorithms. The app offers workorder management, which enables easy planning and tracking of maintenance activities. A highlight is that 90 percent of site visits that were previously performed are no longer necessary.
WatMon: Based on MindSphere, the application enables remote monitoring for decentralized assets for water treatment and distribution – even by using a smartphone. All over the world at the MACs, Siemens experts together with customers are developing digital applications for various industries on the basis of MindSphere, the open, cloud based IoT operating system from Siemens.

Among others, MAC's experts at Alpharetta, GA, specialize in the development of digital solutions for process automatione in the development of digital solutions for process automation

To come up with this solution, lean startup methodology was employed. Following an ideation workshop, a minimum viable product (MVP) was created in collaboration with the customer. After a pilot phase, the app was ready to be officially rolled out – in the very short space of just one year.
WatMon: Based on MindSphere, the application enables remote monitoring for decentralized assets for water treatment and distribution – even by using a smartphone. All over the world at the MACs, Siemens experts together with customers are developing digital applications for various industries on the basis of MindSphere, the open, cloud based IoT operating system from Siemens.

For a range of sectors

Water Treatment Monitoring was designed for EnWat. However, the solution is suitable for any domain in which a central analysis of decentralized assets makes sense. The app is now available in the MindSphere App Store.
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