To optimise its operations, Ponsse had to merge its data, otherwise siloed in a complex network of forest machinery, into a modern cloud-based data platform, enabling the company to store, unify, share and apply an ever-growing amount of data. Ponsse’s data platform also improves reporting, data archiving and forecasting, laying the foundation for data-driven business services such as predictive maintenance.
Solita built the new data platform by combining Microsoft Azure cloud technology for creating data-intensive end-to-end services, Snowflake for data warehousing and uniting siloed data, and Agile Data Engine for automating cloud data warehousing and simplifying the addition of new data sources. APIs were built to facilitate the use of – and compatibility with – external interfaces. Modern MuleSoft API management and integrations enable the combination of sensor data from the machines, utilisation data of each individual machine, service data and customer data.