Our ever-expanding digital economy is fuelling the need for larger, more energy-intensive infrastructures. Consequently, businesses need new ideas for reducing energy consumption and protecting investments. To meet the growing need for integrated solutions, Schneider Electric™ has launched the EcoStruxure™ Technology Partner Program.
“Our partners are a key component of the Schneider Electric efficiency story,” explains Alexis Grenon, Schneider Electric EcoStruxure Program Vice President. “The EcoStruxure Technology Partner Program fosters collaboration and innovation, enabling Schneider Electric and its partners to deliver enhanced value to our mutual customers.”
In today’s business climate, companies want solutions that are interoperable and extend the value of what’s in use rather than replace it. EcoStruxure Technology Partner offers integrate with current systems, accelerate deployment time, and reduce integration costs. This first-of-its-kind initiative identifies and validates technology companies offering products and solutions that work within EcoStruxure integrated hardware and software system architecture or integrate with StruxureWare™ software applications and suites. In addition, the program offers product testing and specialized certification opportunities.
Efficient energy management in an increasingly connected world
“Cisco is pleased to work with Schneider Electric to help our mutual customers manage energy efficiently and wisely in an increasingly connected world,” says Steve Steinhilber, Vice President, Industry Solutions Group – Ecosystems, Cisco. “Their new EcoStruxure Technology Partner Program will provide a solid framework to shape our technology and customer engagements.”
“This program will accelerate the compatibility and integration capabilities needed to improve energy production, distribution, and consumption,” agrees Christian Morales, Vice President-EMEA, Intel Corporation. “Working together, we will accelerate the adoption of advanced and innovative solutions throughout the industry.”
Efficiency and productivity from factory floor to executive suite
The partnerships convey other significant benefits; namely, shared technical expertise, streamlined project management, and thought leadership on timely topics such as green buildings, cloud computing, and smart cities. Another key program differentiator: solutions that work across all business segments. Unlike programs that focus solely on IT or automation, for example, the Schneider Electric initiative extends across all critical business domains, enhancing efficiency and productivity from factory floor to executive suite.
“Through this program, we can demonstrate that the OSIsoft PI System™ has passed compatibility testing in a proven integration with Schneider Electric solutions across multiple customer environments,” says Martin Otterson, Senior Vice President of Sales, Marketing, and Industry, OSIsoft.
Faced with rising energy costs, shrinking budgets, and mounting regulatory obligations, corporate customers are demanding more from their vendors. With the EcoStruxure Technology Partner Program, identifying companies and solutions that can increase efficiency and work across multiple business segments has never been simpler. And with the program’s focus on collaboration and innovation, the value of these partnerships can only grow.