Evoqua Water Technologies is a 100-plus-year-old company that has reinvented itself for the digital age. A provider of water purification solutions to 90 percent of the Fortune 500, Evoqua is using Microsoft Azure advanced analytics to transform field-equipment data into valuable insights for customers. This is helping Evoqua evolve from a supplier of water purification gear to a premium provider of water intelligence. Evoqua utilizes this same data intelligence throughout its organization; in particular, its field service team uses data-driven insights in combination with Microsoft Dynamics 365 to recommend new services while onsite with customers. In short, these new cloud tools are helping Evoqua do a better job than ever of taking the worry out of water.
Evoqua Water Technologies indirectly affects the water used by hundreds of millions of people around the world. It provides water purification and management solutions—filtrations, separation, disinfection, technologies, and service—used by 70 percent of US municipalities, 90 percent of the largest US chemical companies, 85 percent of pharmaceutical companies, the world’s largest food and beverage companies, and 60 percent of US Navy vessels.
Although Evoqua is a 100-plus-year-old company, in 2014 it suddenly felt like a newborn. The company had been acquired by Siemens years before but was divested in 2014. With the divestiture, Evoqua lost many of the corporate IT services that Siemens had provided and needed to stand on its own two feet, so to speak. “We were a billion-dollar startup,” says David Szweda, Vice President of Service Operations at Evoqua Water Technologies.