IBM Acquires Oniqua

IBM Acquires Oniqua

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IBM announced it has acquired Oniqua Holdings, a global innovator in Maintenance Repair and Operations (MRO) Inventory Optimization solutions and services focused on mining, oil & gas, transportation, utilities, manufacturing and other asset-intensive industries.

This acquisition expands IBM's Asset Optimization Practice, helping clients reduce and optimize MRO Inventories, predict when critical parts and equipment might fail so proactive actions can be taken to avoid unplanned downtime.

According to Aberdeen Group, 50 percent of annual unscheduled asset downtime can be attributed to the lack of spare parts and stock outs. This unscheduled downtime can be reduced simply by monitoring and analyzing data from across a business and using the insights to better prepare by ensuring the right spare parts and material are available when needed.

Today, Oniqua's solution is being used by the world's leading companies, providing a single view of the truth for MRO spares inventory. Now through the acquisition of Oniqua, IBM is growing its asset optimization business with new capabilities that provide one data source around all company assets to ensure 24/7 operational efficiency.

Oniqua, combined with other IBM solutions such as Maximo and Tririga, will provide consistency and data accessibility across the business with a central source of trusted information. As a result, asset-intensive businesses will not only be able to monitor and manage their assets for predictive and proactive maintenance, but also have the assurance that all critical parts are available when they are needed, minimizing operational downtime.

Headquartered in Denver, U.S., with offices in Brisbane, Australia, Oniqua currently serves more than 50 of the world's leading companies. As part of the acquisition, IBM Services will acquire from Oniqua a team of professionals with key skills in MRO inventory optimization, data engineering, data science, and predictive and prescriptive analytics. Financial terms and conditions were not released.

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