Microsoft Dynamics 365’s IoT Intelligence is now Sensor Data Intelligence

Microsoft Dynamics 365’s IoT Intelligence is now Sensor Data Intelligence

As disruptions in the supply chain become more frequent, companies feel pressure to evaluate their supply chain’s readiness for the next event. This is leading companies to build a more resilient supply chain that can ensure business continuity for them and their customers cost-effectively. To do this, companies are: 

– Shifting from a “Just-in-time” mentality to a “Just-in case” mentality, where they buffer for risks to achieve this resilience

– Transforming rapidly to adapt to change and serve a wider range of products produced in smaller batches with lower setup time, faster
throughput, and the ability to respond quickly to fluctuating demand and customer expectations.

– Moving from single supplier to multi-supplier and single location to multi-location models for mission-critical parts, even if it is more expensive, to reduce the impact of supply chain disruptions. 

To reach this optimal condition of agility and delivery speed, manufacturers/manufactories must acclimate every aspect of the supply chain to enable tools, equipment, and people to become instrumented, interconnected, and intelligent — a state of persistent, adaptive learning and optimization as more data becomes available and manufacturers, suppliers, and customers forge closer ties.  

Sensor Data Intelligence in Microsoft Dynamics 365 SCM  

A preview version of Microsoft’s IoT Intelligence feature has been released, now renamed as Sensor Data Intelligence, and is accessible for Supply Chain Management 10.0.30 and subsequent versions.  

In this upgraded version, there is a notable alteration in the deployment model. Microsoft will no longer handle the Azure components required for the feature. Instead, users will be responsible for deploying these components on their own Azure subscription. This new deployment model offers greater flexibility for customization and integration with external systems. Moreover, the latest version of Sensor Data Intelligence introduces two additional IoT scenarios specifically designed for asset management. 

Here are the top advantages of Sensor Data Intelligence: 

  • Leverage game-changing technology 

Sensor Data Intelligence in Microsoft Dynamics 365 revolutionizes data collection, processing, and analysis by automating tasks, improving accuracy and timeliness, and lowering costs, resulting in increased efficiency and streamlined operations. 

  • Improve data collection 

Sensor Data Intelligence enhances data collection by automating the process, freeing up your staff from manual data gathering and processing. This automation improves the timeliness and accuracy of the data, empowering you to make more informed decisions with confidence. 

  • Adopt paperless operations 

Sensor Data Intelligence eliminates the need for physical documentation, allowing for a paperless operation through IoT sensor-based data collection. This streamlines operations, improves efficiency, and promotes eco-friendly practices. 

  • Lower downtimes 

Sensor Data Intelligence enables predictive analytics for proactive maintenance scheduling, minimizing equipment downtime and saving time and money. Stay ahead of issues and optimize operations with this powerful tool. 

  • Real-time supply chain visibility 

Sensor Data Intelligence provides real-time visibility into your supply chain, allowing you to track the location and condition of goods in real-time and quickly respond to any issues. This optimization enhances customer satisfaction and promotes business growth by enabling efficient supply chain management. 

Train Employees efficiently With Integrated Mixed Reality Learning Experiences

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Supply Chain Management (SCM) is seamlessly integrated with Microsoft Dynamics 365 Guides to empower the manufacturing industry with cutting-edge mixed reality capabilities. This innovative combination allows businesses to achieve a higher ROI by enabling workforce training with fewer trainers, through an interactive and immersive learning experience.  

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Guides can eliminate costly production errors and increase worker safety. By making asset maintenance skillset-agnostic, companies can significantly reduce asset downtime and avoid costly waiting time for a specific expert to perform asset maintenance. The guides are incredibly simple to create and require no coding.  

Step-by-step guidelines that inform employees of the tools and parts they require and how to use them in real work situations, displayed at a glance on a Microsoft HoloLens device that frees their hands to perform the work, can significantly increase workforce productivity. 


The Planning Optimization Add-in for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Supply Chain Management enables businesses to improve on-time delivery by planning production in real-time, considering changing customer demand, material availability, and capacity constraints across multiple sites and warehouses. 

Intelligent unified systems ensure business continuity for Microsoft Dynamics 365 business applications. Microsoft Dynamics 365 business applications are highly composable and can easily integrate external systems, allowing you to meet critical business needs such as enhancing visibility, gaining agility, and empowering the workforce to ensure business continuity. Contact us Today at 

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