When Maana “started-up” several years ago, we had many revolutionary ideas and the knowledge to back them up. Like most smart ideas with a lot of potential, people have really noticed. It says a great deal when your customers become your investors. As a matter of fact, Maana’s energy customers control 26% of the world’s oil and gas production. With the exciting news of Maana’s new strategic partnerships with Microsoft and Accenture, it’s clear that many companies in the oil and gas industry have recognized that Maana’s Knowledge Platform is the knowledge layer they want on their digital stack.
The partnerships with these heavy hitters are the next step forward in Maana’s evolution. Our story has been unfolding and we continue to gain more traction with each iteration. Working together with these industry titans extends exponentially the playing field we are in by further ramping up our ability to deliver customer success at scale. “Our partnerships ensure that our customers get Maana’s innovative platform with support of Microsoft and Accenture to deploy it, with confidence, at scale,” says Jeremy McKeon, Maana’s Director of Strategic Alliances & Partnerships.
Maana’s offerings and tools have always accelerated knowledge and as knowledge continues to accelerate, so does Maana’s Knowledge Platform. In 2016, Maana re-built the Platform to correspond with the cloud to enhance ease of interoperability. “With 80 percent of our customers and prospective clients using Azure to host their digitization, it is ideal for us to partner with Microsoft,” says Ibrahim El-Sayed, Maana’s Global Partner Manager for Microsoft. “The collaboration integrates Maana’s Knowledge Platform with Microsoft Azure and makes Azure services and tools available to all Maana customers and application developers in an easy to consume manner. The momentum of Azure continues in the marketplace with studies showing it is growing faster than AWS or any other cloud services.”
According to Accenture’s Andrew Smart, “The whole digital transformation arena really is the question of going from concepts to scale and that’s where Maana already has a significant footprint with great relationships across the industry.” Maana’s Global Partner Manager for Accenture Vincent Evers adds, “Maana’s partnership with Accenture is valuable because our combined goal is to help companies reduce silos, and meld data with subject-matter expertise enabling them to make more informed, efficient decisions. Accelerating the timeframe of transitioning hundreds of use cases to production in a matter of months instead of years puts the future direction of their company in their own hands.”
The world of digital transformation is complex. The energy industry’s variables are complicated. But Maana’s Platform streamlines and accelerates operational decisions across a company’s entire enterprise. And now, combined with expertise from Microsoft and Accenture, our approach to “Decision Velocity” is changing our customers’ enterprises to quickly see the post-digitization panorama. This collaboration is amazing, and the results are game changing. Revolutionary – that’s how Maana started, and that’s how we continue to roll.
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