Microsoft Dynamics 365 IoT Intelligence renamed to Microsoft Dynamics 365 Sensor Data Intelligence Add-in

Effective March 1, 2021, Microsoft Dynamics 365 IoT has been renamed to Microsoft Dynamics 365 Sensor Data Intelligence Add-in. It is an add-in for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Supply Chain Management and integrates Internet of Things (IoT) signals with data in Supply Chain Management to produce actionable insights.

Sensor Data Intelligence Add-in is a set of capabilities to enable a specific business process. For example, scenario ‘machine down’ enables the manufacturing system to detect machine failures through IoT signals and generate an alert.

To enable Sensor Data Intelligence Add-in, customers must purchase at least 1 Sensor Data Intelligence scenario and be licensed to cover the number of scenarios that they are operationalizing and the total number of machines that are being monitored by those scenarios. One Sensor Data Intelligence Add-in SKU is required for every scenario that a customer operationalizes. Each Sensor Data Intelligence Add-in SKU includes one scenario and 10 machines.

Customers may manage unlimited scenarios or machines with no additional purchase, after:

  • 6 Sensor Data Intelligence Add-ins (6 scenarios and 60 machines) have been purchased
  • 10 Sensor Data Intelligence Additional Machines (100 Machines) have been purchased

A machine only needs to be licensed once, so if a machine is being monitored by two scenarios, only one machine license is required.

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Sensor Data Intelligence Add-in supports the following scenarios:

  • Production delays: compares actual cycle time to planned cycle time. Supply Chain Management notifies you when production isn’t on schedule, so that you can intervene to maximize operating efficiency and avoid order delays.
  • Equipment downtime: compares measured uptime to user-defined parameters. Supply Chain Management notifies you when an outage threshold is exceeded, so that you can take actions such as rescheduling a production work order or creating a maintenance work order.
  • Product quality: compares sensor readings, such as moisture and temperature, to user-defined quality metrics. Supply Chain Management notifies you when a deviation occurs, so that you can intervene to maintain quality standards and minimize waste.

For more information, please visit: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/supply-chain/iot/iot-intelligence-home-page and refer to the March 2021 Microsoft Dynamics 365 Licensing Guide.

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