Frost & Sullivan Recognizes Schneider Electric's PlantStruxure Game Changing Integrated Optimized Automation and Energy Management

PlantStruxure receives the 2013 Global Frost & Sullivan Award for Customer Value Enhancement acknowledging this leader as the option for best practice and excellence in process automation and energy management

Dec 16, 2013, 11:41 ET from Frost & Sullivan

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Dec. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Based on its recent analysis, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Schneider Electric Corporation (Schneider Electric) with the 2013 Global Total Plant Ecosystem Energy Optimization Customer Value Enhancement Award.  This Award is presented to the company that demonstrates excellence in implementing strategies that proactively create value for customers by improving the return on the investment that customers make in its services or products. The award recognizes the company's inordinate focus on enhancing the value that its customers receive, beyond simply good customer service, leading to improved customer retention and ultimately customer base expansion.

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As an industry leader for superior process automation solutions, Schneider Electric is recognized for its PlantStruxure architecture.

The PlantStruxure architecture takes a holistic approach to helping customers meet their business goals by optimizing the total plant, rather than just individual aspects of it. It offers solutions to a wide range of market participants, from single sites with local control to multiple sites with distributed control. Incorporating the service aspect into all operating modules becomes important, especially in an operating environment that is often challenged by an aging and shrinking workforce scenario.

"Overall, Schneider Electric's integrated platform is gaining popularity across enterprises of all sizes, and infuses reliability, scalability, and flexibility in plants' processes," said Sr. Industry Analyst and Team Leader Muthuraman Ramasamy. "It also provides additional functionality to meet customers' specific requirements in a cost-effective manner."

The company's use of the PlantStruxure architecture has enabled them to deliver superior value throughout the lifecycle of the plant, compared to their competition. This unique combination not only increases its reach in the market, but also strengthens its solution offering by connecting multiple disparate systems through an integrated platform that improves reliability in equipment and processes, as well as monitors and manages energy utilization effectively. Flexibility, faster time to market, and traceability are all incorporated into the solution to ensure smooth and energy-efficient operations.

"Schneider Electric understands that for customers to become truly efficient, they must integrate formerly distinct systems," said Frost & Sullivan Senior Analyst Sonia Francisco. "To support this transition, Schneider Electric has developed the EcoStruxure architecture, which serves as a single platform that can connect to diverse solutions, including the PlantStruxure architecture."

By plugging PlantStruxure into the EcoStruxure architecture, customers can easily extend the system to include information from any of the other domains. Using innovative interphase tools that are adaptable to individual preferences, the company offers an intuitive, easy-to-use system.

Frost & Sullivan Best Practices awards recognize companies in a variety of regional and global markets for demonstrating outstanding achievement and superior performance in areas such as leadership, technological innovation, customer service and strategic product development. Industry analysts compare market participants and measure performance through in-depth interviews, analysis and extensive secondary research to identify best practices in the industry.

About Schneider Electric

As a global specialist in energy management with operations in more than 100 countries, Schneider Electric offers integrated solutions across multiple market segments, including leadership positions in Utilities & Infrastructure, Industries & Machines Manufacturers, Non-residential Building, Data Centers & Networks and in Residential. Focused on making energy safe, reliable, efficient, productive and green, the Group's 140,000 plus employees achieved revenues of 24 billion euros in 2012, through an active commitment to help individuals and organizations make the most of their energy.

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