Accenture and Microsoft are collaborating with CNH Industrial to help the company develop smart, connected vehicles and new digital services.
The key element of the five-year collaboration is the creation of a global network of digital hubs — in Brazil, Europe, India and the U.S. — where the three companies will work together to design, launch and manage digital services that will make the products of CNH Industrial’s brands even smarter, more functional, secure and sustainable.
The connected vehicles will provide customers with new services and functionalities in a variety of areas, including computer-aided farming, predictive maintenance, enhanced fleet management and green transportation.
Andreas Weishaar, Chief Strategy, Talent, ICT and Digital Officer, CNH Industrial, says: “The creation of digital hubs is a key pillar of our strategy that will move CNH Industrial from being a manufacturer of physical products to being able to deliver new digitally born and connected products and services.”
He adds: “Over the next five years, we’ll team with Accenture and Microsoft in an integrated and agile manner to build and operate these digital factories and to deliver positive impacts for customers and dealers, communities and the environment. We will continue to transform the company culture as we transform our products in parallel, creating tremendous value by empowering our team and integrating our traditional business models with new digital services and making a positive impact on global sustainability.”
Marco Giletta, global business director of automotive at Microsoft Italy, comments: “With the close collaboration among all players, CNH Industrial will have access to the most innovative technological platform and industry skills, as well as the ability to create digital projects, fostering the company’s digital transformation.”
Microsoft has been working with CNH Industrial on its digital transformation since 2018. Microsoft and Accenture have been working closely together for more than two decades helping organizations overcome disruption and lead transformation in their industries.