REDMOND, Wash. — Microsoft Corp. has announced the launch of the Microsoft Chemical Reference Architecture (ChemRA) Initiative, an effort to develop a reference architecture framework that will help address business and technological needs for customers in the chemical and oil refining industries, according to a press release.
ChemRA will benefit customers by allowing them to implement interoperable IT solutions built on a solid, secure and reliable foundation while providing great user experience and business insight as well as allowing for easy collaboration and business processes automation.
“The need for collaboration among chemicals professionals is great, driven by a push for faster innovation and the pressing need for knowledge transfer from retiring workers,” said Ellyn Foltz, managing director, Worldwide Process Manufacturing Industries, Microsoft. “ChemRA provides a response to the business and technology challenges our customers and partners face today. We are helping our customers more effectively interact with and share information to compete and succeed in today’s dynamic global marketplace.”