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PEER Group joins Microsoft Enterprise Cloud Alliance 

Kitchener, Ontario – October 5, 2016

The PEER Group Inc. announced today it has joined the Microsoft Enterprise Cloud Alliance which supports partners innovating with Microsoft solutions.

PEER Group provides factory automation software which enables next-generation manufacturing called “smart manufacturing”. In the smart manufacturing world, cloud computing has created both opportunities and challenges. Smart manufacturing is possible through secure connections between intelligent machines, devices, humans and data. Leveraging cloud-based technologies is one way to enable secure access to vast amounts of data (“big data”). When manufacturers and equipment makers can access their big data, they can perform analytics on it and in turn, improve their manufacturing processes.

PEER Group’s Remicus™ product is a high-availability cloud-based solution for remote equipment monitoring and control. It leverages Microsoft’s SQL Server database for access rights management and connectivity auditing. Remicus enables secure feedback of manufacturing intelligence into a smart factory and provides the means to securely access and deliver machine data to users who can extract its value.

Smart manufacturing initiatives are changing the way semiconductor device makers leverage data to gain insights into manufacturing processes, positively impacting productivity, efficiency, quality control, and operations. Remicus allows manufacturers and equipment makers to turn their collected data into action.

Joining the Enterprise Cloud Alliance was the next logical step for PEER Group in a long-standing relationship with Microsoft Corp. Using Microsoft technologies in many software solutions has allowed PEER Group to demonstrate best-in-class customer commitment and market leadership in a dynamic business environment.

“Since becoming a Microsoft partner in 1996, we have advanced to meet the highest requirements demanded by the Microsoft Partner Network. In 2006, we became a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner. We first achieved the Microsoft Gold Application Development Competency in 2012,” says Terry Young, software architect at PEER Group and initiative manager for the company’s participation in the Microsoft Enterprise Cloud Alliance.

“This alliance with Microsoft strengthens PEER Group’s position as a technology leader and leading supplier of factory automation software for smart manufacturing,” Young continues.

“The Enterprise Cloud Alliance brings best-in-class solutions together in strategic engagements, drives innovation, and enables success for our elite group of partners,” says Chris Lwanga, principle manager at Microsoft.

About PEER Group

PEER Group provides innovative factory automation software solutions and consulting services to the semiconductor, photovoltaic, and electronics industries. The world’s best manufacturing companies turn to us to solve their most challenging equipment automation, data management, and process control problems. With more than 100,000 licenses shipped, we are the leading supplier of equipment connectivity and testing products to automated factories around the globe. Our products and services help lower the cost of automation for high-volume manufacturers and their equipment suppliers. PEER Group is recognized on the following listings: Intel Corporation’s 2015 Preferred Quality Supplier list, Great Place to Work® Best Workplaces Canada, Branham300, 2014 Deloitte® Technology Fast 50™ and Fast 500™. Follow us on linkedin.com/company/the-peer-group and @peergroup_inc

Contact

Heidi Marr
Manager, Marketing Services and Corporate Communications
Heidi.Marr@peergroup.com
+1 519-749-9554