Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has announced that it now offers its suite of sustainability solutions, consisting of TCS Clever Energy, Intelligent Power Plant (IP2), and TCS Envirozone, on Microsoft’s Azure IoT platform to help organisations gain insights into energy usage and reduce waste and emissions to accelerate towards their net-zero goals.
The TCS Clever Energy platform leverages IoT, AI, machine learning, and cloud to help organisations understand intricate energy performance factors, enabling them to become more sustainable and empowering leaders to make informed decisions without compromising business needs.
The Clever Energy platform helps reduce energy and utility consumption and decrease carbon emissions while saving energy costs in commercial and office buildings, retail stores, warehouses, and factories. Developed on Microsoft Azure IoT PaaS services, TCS Clever Energy addresses key functions like heating and cooling, process energy optimisation, demand response, intelligent tariff management, emission management, and sustainability compliances with integration to sensors, meters, and assets across the organisation.
TCS Clever Energy is helping a leading North American pharmacy retailer to reduce emissions by 26 per cent across thousands of its stores. At a Middle East-based retailer, TCS Clever Energy is at work across 1,300 stores, driving their CO2 reduction by 25,000 tons. This solution is the foundation on which many TCS customers are driving sustainability goals, scaling quickly to multiple assets and buildings utilising the Azure Cloud platform services. The other two sustainability solutions available on Azure are TCS IP2 and TCS Envirozone. IP2 combines AI, IoT, and digital twin technologies to support critical power plants to enhance reliability, cut emissions and reduce operating costs by two to three per cent.
TCS Envirozone tracks SDG activities helping organisations adopt carbon-neutral strategies by mitigating risks around supplier-sourcing, operations, and upstream sustainability for a sustainable supply chain. The suite of sustainability offerings is underpinned by TCS’ extensive sustainability-aligned data offering suite including Dataom for Sustainability, Daezmo sustainability analytics, and the TCS ESG integration solution.
“Our sustainability solutions harness the power of IoT, data, and analytics to enable companies to achieve their sustainability goals and lead with purpose—without making significant new capital investments,” said Regu Ayyaswamy, global head, IoT and digital engineering, TCS. “We are pleased to offer these solutions on Microsoft Azure, to further help our customers with actionable insights on energy demand and consumption, carbon emissions, and asset energy performance.”
“TCS’ extensive portfolio of sustainability solutions, built with Microsoft technology, provides a comprehensive approach for businesses to embrace sustainability and deliver on their commitments. Through digital twins, predictive models, and other innovative IoT deployments, we are helping organisations record, report, and reduce their end-to-end environmental footprint,” said Lakecia Gunter, vice president and general manager, IoT global channel sales, Microsoft.
TCS’ Microsoft Business Unit works with customers worldwide to accelerate their multi-horizon cloud transformation journeys. TCS has completed over 1,000 successful Azure engagements for more than 225 global customers. TCS recently won the 2021 Microsoft Partner of the Year Award for Azure Intelligent Cloud in France, the Dynamics 365 Field Service in the U.S. Additionally, it is a designated Microsoft Azure Expert Managed Service Partner, recognising TCS’ expertise in delivering the highest quality of service on Azure. Its over 50,000 professionals deliver industry-focused solutions—all powered by the Microsoft Cloud.