New Delhi – July 11, 2016  Birlasoft (India) Limited announced that its Reverse Osmosis Monitoring & Optimization (ROMO) 1.0 application, was certified by SAP as “Built on SAP HANA® Cloud Platform and was also awarded use of the “Co-innovated with SAP” logo. Birlasoft developed this Internet of Things (IoT) application on SAP HANA Cloud Platform in collaboration with the SAP® Co-Innovation Lab, Bangalore. The application is designed as a comprehensive IoT framework that can be easily applied to all asset maintenance scenarios. While ROMO is a ready-to-deploy use case for wastewater treatment and thermal power generation units, the framework can easily be adapted to other asset-intensive industries, for diverse asset categories, including heat exchangers and boilers.

Birlasoft recognizes IoT as a driving force in manufacturing industries to maximize plant performance, increase manufacturing execution efficiencies, improve quality and quantity of plant output, and drastically reduce cost of plant maintenance.  The ROMO solution is built to capture machine-generated data from sensors in reverse osmosis (RO) plants, to provide real-time, unprecedented, smart analytics to the plant operations manager, in the form of improved, proactive insights on the performance of RO membranes in the water treatment plant. ROMO has been designed to predict and prevent RO membrane failure by monitoring membrane fouling and deterioration.

The efficiency and effectiveness of an RO plant is critical in the power or process industry; any unplanned outage could cause huge efficiency and productivity loss, equal to millions of dollars. Birlasoft’s solution aims to deliver tangible benefits, such as improving RO plant efficiency by up to 20%, reducing operation cost up to 25%, and saving up to 50% of membrane replacement cost.

“We are delighted to announce that Birlasoft’s Digital Transformation offerings now include solutions built on SAP HANA Cloud Platform. Our IoT application, ROMO 1.0, which provides a real-time, predictive, condition-based asset maintenance framework, has been certified by SAP,” said Anjan Lahiri, CEO, Birlasoft. “We are glad to have been part of the co-innovation lab program and are committed to deliver more such innovations to the manufacturing ecosystem to leverage our partnership with SAP.”

“We are happy to support Birlasoft’s idea to address membrane failure and its prediction in reverse osmosis water treatment plants,” said Rudolf Held, global head of SAP Co-Innovation Lab, SAP SE. “Birlasoft engineers worked on our SAP HANA Cloud Platform to help provide a comprehensive set of tools and libraries to design and deploy applications that can apply advanced analytical processing across large volumes and varieties of data from different sources, including remote device sensors, to enable IoT scenarios.”

Birlasoft collaborated with SAP Global Co-Innovation Lab Network to co-develop the ROMO application. SAP Global Co-Innovation Lab Network is a part of SAP’s global R&D network and offers a hands-on environment for SAP, partners and customers to work together on current and future technologies.


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About Birlasoft

Birlasoft, part of USD 1.6 billion diversified CK Birla Group, enables clients in Manufacturing, Banking and Financial Services, Insurance, and Healthcare industries become competitive in their business by providing value based information technology services: in onshore, offshore and near-shore models. Birlasoft’s portfolio of services includes Enterprise Application Services, Custom Application Services and Specialized services like Testing, Analytics and Mobility. Birlasoft’s robust delivery processes embrace digitized project management methodologies, embedded within proven practices of Six Sigma, SEI CMMI Level 5 and a secure services framework. Birlasoft has presence across US, UK, Europe, APAC including India.