A leading UK and U.S.based pharma company had been using telemetry and other data sets for more than 10 years to support its pharmaceutical supply management processes. However, the company’s strategic business units were working in isolation and its solutions weren’t connected. The company wanted to overhaul this disjointed approach and leverage data to offer differentiated data-based services to its internal customers and supply chain using the Internet of Things (IoT) and data science. To adopt enterprise-wide analytics and monetise its information, the company sought help from a specialist Microsoft partner – Cogniflare Limited.
Leveraging Microsoft Azure and its specialized services for IoT, plus using the power of Apache NiFi and Kafka we helped the client build an enterprise-wide platform that stores, manages and analyzes telemetry data from equipment and products. The unified platform centralises data collection and enables easy exchange of information across applications. We also created proprietary parsing routines that support different sizes and schedules of files. Our connected data initiatives enable the company to manage data across business units and product lines with a single, enterprise-wide data warehouse. The data collected from the supply chain not only powers the company’s applications, but it is also accessible to other applications, when needed, through an application programming interface (API) layer.
Overhauling the Approach to Connected Equipment
Through a single, cohesive IoT platform that enables data analytics the company can now take advantage of the opportunities that telemetry offers. A more cohesive and accessible set of enterprise-wide data helps the company provide better solutions, drive innovation internally and with partners, and scale faster and more sustainably.