NEAT is a method by which strategic sourcing managers can evaluate outsourcing vendors and is part of NelsonHall’s Speed-to-Source initiative. The NEAT tool sits at the front-end of the vendor screening process and consists of a two-axis model: assessing vendors against their ‘ability to deliver immediate benefit’ to buy-side organizations and their ‘ability to meet client future requirements’. The latter axis is a pragmatic assessment of the vendor’s ability to take clients on an innovation journey over the lifetime of their next contract.
Source: “IoT Services NEAT”, NelsonHall, 2017
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Capgemini’s Digital Manufacturing cuts across several service lines, taking advantage of a unique positioning in consulting, IT services, engineering and R&D services and of the growing overlap of capabilities between them (e.g. connectivity, cybersecurity, cloud computing, analytics, and manufacturing applications).
Digital Manufacturing targets both the product side of manufacturing (across PLM services, 3D printing, and digital asset management), and the production side of manufacturing (across control systems, manufacturing intelligence, digital operations. IoT is an integral part of this service portfolio, applicable to both product design and production.
Digital Manufacturing has positioned itself in the IoT space as a provider of the full IoT service, ranging from product design to IoT device monitoring. The IoT value proposition is to provide a full service from the device level to analytics, and to the managed IoT service levels. This includes:
- Digital Transformation consulting capabilities: including its digital centers (AIEs) and benchmarking capabilities
- Build capabilities: including several accelerators such as eObject, DiALM, etc.
- Adjacent capabilities in other Capgemini units: e.g. big data and analytics, engineering and R&D services, and UX consulting capabilities.
“Capgemini’s IoT service strategy has been to work with the major IoT platform COTS and develop complementary accelerators, and focus on applying algorithms to make sense of big data”, said Dominique Raviart, IT Services practice director, NelsonHall. Raviart added: “We welcome Capgemini’s approach to focus on data analytics, while helping client organizations succeed in their IoT platform implementation”.