Proficy Goes Mobile

Whether it comes from in-factory sensors, retail stores or social media outlets, there is and will continue to be an explosion of data that manufacturers must put into context in order to make the most of their business. But when we think of analytics, we often picture it coming into the quiet offices of suit-and-tie-wearing employees—not into the hubbub of a factory floor.

This is a problem General Electric hopes to solve with the recent announcement of its Proficy Mobile platform, which has been designed to give operators the data they need no matter where they are—so long as they have one of the latest iOS or Android mobile devices.