Prysmian Group, a public company listed on the Italian Stock Exchange in the FTSE MIB index, is a world leader in the field of cable systems for energy and telecommunications. The Group has a strong presence in these sectors with almost 140 years of experience, a turnover of over €11 billion, approximately 29,000 employees in over 50 countries, and 112 production plants. The company provides terrestrial and submarine cables, systems for the transmission and distribution of energy, industrial cables for multiple sectors, and medium and low voltage cables in the construction and infrastructure sectors. For telecommunications, Prysmian produces cables and accessories for voice, video and data transmission, and offers a complete range of optical fibers, optical and copper cables and connectivity systems.
After integrating with General Cable in 2018, Prysmian Group has accelerated its digital transformation journey. In order to facilitate faster integration, Prysmian has focused on the automation of key business processes for continuous improvement and operational efficiency. The goals are to reduce complexity and response times while increasing transparency and performance visibility. To this end, Prysmian was looking for process automation technologies that would preserve the investments in existing applications while providing a unified view with accessible information, making it easy to add and update data from different sources and “ways of working.” The first investment area is to improve efficiency by integrating three important business functions through the use of a common tool for collecting and analyzing data by site and country across Production, Accounting and Finance, and Human Resources.
Prysmian has chosen Appian as a platform for orchestrating and automating different applications across the Group. Prysmian has significantly reduced the time spent to collect and validate end-of-month data with the new Industrial Performance System (IPS). The solution also uses a single language that is recognized and used for the analysis, interpretation, and verification of industrial data. Since technological innovation has always been part of Prysmian’s DNA, the Group plans to create new solutions on Appian’s low-code platform for its scalability, speed, and ease of deploying applications, while leveraging the latest digital technologies such as Robotic Process Automation (RPA) and Artificial Intelligence (AI).