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It is well suited for situations where you require an end-to-end platform for pushing code and managing data and security of the IoT application. However, it is not well suited for the case when you want to scale the app up to many users and this requires more from the part of the product.
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For large companies with large-scale manufacturing, electronics management, and infrastructures that require lots of maintenance, IBM Watson IoT is a must-have. It greatly increases performance, decreases downtime, and is an all-around great management dashboard. This is best for infrastructures that have a larger infrastructures of IoT devices in an enterprise/manufacturing setting, otherwise IBM Watson may not bring many benefits to your team.
Read full review Pros Asset Monitoring - quick and easy to deploy, can connect to the plant floor and get real-time data from devices. Analytics - The TWX Analytics extension has a variety of analyses that can be done into any data source input into TWX. Alerts notification - you can program alerts to be sent via email/SMS seamlessly. Read full review The asset information is available in both static and dynamic format (from thermal images, to OEM data, to time series data). The ability to ingest all the information using a single platform has great value. Another benefit is a seamless integration with Maximo. This has been a challenge with other 3rd party systems available. The experience of IBM Maximo systems updates is positive. Read full review Cons Advanced functionality in control and data visualization often requires additional coding from the user. Support and tutorials provided are often lacking in detail or are not readily transferable. Mashup development works poorly on small monitors or laptops. Read full review Some of the tutorials could use a little more improvement - While there is a considerable amount of documentation, most of the good documentation for Watson IoT we found to be from third-parties. Administration and billing tools could use a bit more improvement - The UI is a bit clunky and poorly-designed here. Be prepared to work with IBM support to get this going - Their turn-around support for inquiries can be lengthy, and setup time may also be quite lengthy because of this. Read full review Likelihood to Renew
We started more than a year ago and do not plan to replace it
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Experienced and knowledgeable customer support executives, Thingworx is a very large product and contains a myriad of features which is not easy to remember without enough training or hands-on experience
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Well-suited - multiple streams from many data sources, highly scalable application scenarios.Good for a quick test of internet of things (IoT) connectivity and for deploying access via the web. Smooth deployment, easy to couple to devices. Easy cooperation with Splunk, which we use also.
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Predix has recently launched their Asset Performance management Unified system. I am keen to see how it stacks up against Watson.
Read full review Return on Investment Good for quick deployment of customer specific control of IoT Good for quick test of IoT platform Difficult to debug complicate system Read full review Positive - This tool greatly increases most company's manufacturing and production efficiency, and the use-cases are extensive. It was a great way of decreasing down-time for us. Negative - Took lots of work and energy to get up and running, we had to rely on IBM support and tutorials many times during this process. Positive - Quite cheap, most of the tiers of pricing cost very little, and it's possible to use Watson IoT for a few months for free to see if it is beneficial for your company. Read full review ScreenShots