Kärcher & Zoi

Internet of Things – the automation way of handling cleaning tasks. Known as one of the biggest companies in the cleaning equipment and services industry, Kärcher always strives to achieve the best solution to every cleaning task.

They are not only well known for their cleaning machines, but also their accessories and cleaning agents. In order to stay innovative as a key player in the cleaning industry, Kärcher decides to expand their business through its subsidiary company Zoi by developing an advanced automation system to optimize cleaning processes and tasks, while reducing and minimizing costs.

Internet of Things – the automation way of handling cleaning tasks. Known as one of the biggest companies in the cleaning equipment and services industry, Kärcher always strives to achieve the best solution to every cleaning task.

They are not only well known for their cleaning machines, but also their accessories and cleaning agents. In order to stay innovative as a key player in the cleaning industry, Kärcher decides to expand their business through its subsidiary company Zoi by developing an advanced automation system to optimize cleaning processes and tasks, while reducing and minimizing costs.

Challenge

Having realized the importance of the new technologies, especially IoT, Zoi understands that to expand their business further and reach more people, they need to adapt by advancing their system.

To successfully execute such advancement, they need help from experts that are familiar with the scalable enterprise systems and can gather information to develop a fully functional IoT in the shortest amount of time.

As a result, Zoi has formed a partnership with Orient Software in order to build a software that can serve all of Zoi’s needs.

Solution

This is a “start from scratch” project that requires a huge workload from both Zoi and Orient Software. To start off, a team with full position is formed by Orient.

Alongside with the development of the software, Orient Software and Zoi also have to work closely to clarify the business requirements and technical factors to develop the mobile application and web portal. This makes sure that the end users are always up-to-date with the status of their equipment and have all their needs solved immediately, while keeping track of their supplies and controlling costs.

Data is gathered from Kärcher sensors and then analyzed in order to send out proper command signals to control action output.

Impact

The team assembled by Orient Software made record time regarding speed, efficiency, and skills.

While developing the required software, Orient also aids in improving and perfecting Zoi’s software and IoT’s architecture, optimizing solution speed and increasing output. Mobile application and web portal are also created to control and keep track of automated tasks.

This will further improve the quality of equipment and services to the end users, which are the cleaning companies, while reducing the time of replacement and smoothening the maintenance process, making cleaning convenient and of high quality and minimize costs.

Read more about our case studies