Peacock and Persistent team up on AI management platform

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Peacock Engineering and Persistent Systems have teamed up to offer businesses a smart asset management system, integrating their systems into a single AI-powered product.

The partnership will see Persistent Systems’ AI and predictive analytics bolted onto Peacock Engineering’s IBM Maximo system, helping businesses identify maintenance schedules and predict failures using IBM Watson.

It pools the data from a company’s systems and uses these to improve a company’s efficiency, while also ensuring engineers are working in safe conditions and that a company’s assets suffer from the lowest possible levels of downtime.

“Our clients are looking at how their Maximo solutions can use internal and external data to help their business operate more effectively, whether it is reduced downtime, improved safety or increased workforce automation,” said Alan Cambridge, operations director at Peacock Engineering.

He added that the deal means Peacock is able to speed up its product development with added support from Persistent. Clients will be able to take advantage of the firm’s extensive AI expertise, making them more competitive in their sector.

“Peacock Engineering has a history of embracing and extending Maximo to solve customer problems more efficiently,” said Jitendra Gokhale, president of IBM Alliance at Persistent Systems.

“What’s particularly compelling to us is how enthusiastic they are about using new and emerging technologies to take their solutions to the next level. It’s fantastic – especially for their customers – that they recognize the potential for digital transformation in the field of asset and facilities management.”

Clare Hopping
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Prior to becoming a marketer, Clare was a journalist, working at a range of mobile device-focused outlets including Know Your Mobile before moving into freelance life.

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