WATER & WASTEWATER ASIA May / June 2018 12 / IN THE SPOTLIGHT CAPTURES THE ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL BENEFITS OF DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION W ith data collection growing exponentially and transforming companies into a full digital system, organisations in the water and wastewater industry will definitely see the vast potential and positive change it brings. Data-enabling technologies such as billing accuracy, water flow rate, pressure, and leaks are just some of the advancements that have helped the water and wastewater sector improve their network, provide personalised customer care, safety and more. The potential benefits are tremendous. Two companies, one vision AVEVA, a combination of AVEVA and Schneider Electric Software Business, is a global leader in engineering and industrial software that brings AVEVA’s design, engineering and construction capabilities for capital assets and Schneider Electric’s industrial software business together. The merge sees products ranging from simulation to asset performance and real- time manufacturing operations management. The combination also unlocks the power of two successful brands, delivering improved profitability and operational excellence across capital-intensive industries. “Eighty-eight per cent of leaders in capital-intensive industries say that digitalisation would increase their revenues. Yet less than half of these companies are actually in the process of adopting a digital strategy. This represents an incredible opportunity for AVEVA to be our customer’s digital transformation partner,” Craig Hayman, chief executive officer of AVEVA, said. “Digitalisation demands a fundamental rethink of the way organisations operate. They need to be confident that their technology investment will deliver a high return on capital and can lower the total cost of asset ownership. AVEVA’s combination of proven solutions, industry-specific knowledge and a global partner AVEVA, now combined with Schneider Electric’s industrial software business, empowers water management organisations to improve visibility, productivity, collaboration, safety, efficiency and profitability, all with a touch of a finger.