For workflow management that’s easier to use than CMMS, check out this app with data analytics

by Brianna Crandall — December 16, 2020 — SkyFoundry, a developer of analytics software to create value from the data produced by internet of things (IoT) devices, equipment and sensors data, recently introduced a new SkySpark application. The new application provides a full-function workflow process solution optimized for the management of data analytics findings and responses. It provides workflow management features designed to engage facility operators beyond conventional asset management and work order tools.

SkyFoundry SkySpark Analytics workflow management software screenshot

SkySpark Analytics application provides a full-function workflow management solution optimized to manage data analytics findings and responses beyond conventional CMMS. Image courtesy SkyFoundry

John Petze, cofounder and principal of SkyFoundry, remarked:

By designing this application to meet the unique needs of managing the results produced by data analytics, we are providing operators with a simpler, more intuitive solution than conventional CMMS applications, which are designed primarily for maintenance of physical equipment. It is fully customizable and extendable, enabling customers to implement workflow processes that fit their specific needs.

The new application is included with SkySpark at no additional cost, and existing systems can be easily updated to add the new application.

The SkySpark software platform

SkySpark automatically analyzes equipment and smart device data to identify issues, faults and opportunities for improved performance and operational savings. SkySpark Everywhere can run in low-cost, embedded devices as small as a Raspberry Pi Zero, and be deployed on industrial PCs, servers and the cloud.

Data collection, analytics processing, visualization and reporting functions are executed locally in each node, and results are combined into seamless views for operators using a standard web browser. Secure inter-node communications are achieved with SkyFoundry’s Arcbeam websocket-based protocol.

SkySpark combines full user programmability with an extensive library of built-in functions, allowing analytics to be custom-tailored to meet the real-world needs of individual systems in applications of all types. Owners and operators are able to utilize their specialized domain knowledge, in conjunction with the deep expertise of SkyFoundry Solution Partners, to implement data analytics that fit their unique system characteristics and requirements.

SkySpark Analytics is an open, extensible software platform enabling data from a wide range of sources to be automatically collected, visualized, and analyzed, to identify opportunities for operational improvements and cost reduction. For more information, visit the SkyFoundry website.