Advantech's key strategies for the next decade are the development of industry-specific applications, ready-made solutions platforms (SRPs) and the exchange of business models on these platforms, and the corresponding software is a vital component of these developments. Advantech's WISE-PaaS and WebAccess platforms provide comprehensive IoT software ecosystems that include APIs for IaaS, PaaS, and turnkey solution platforms. Microsoft with Azure is currently Advantech's primary partner for both IaaS and PaaS solutions.
Advantech has developed a series of PaaS software packages (platform as a service technology), such as the WebAccess application software platform, which includes SCADA, VCM and IMM solutions. However, Advantech recognizes that cost-sharing and related software are key factors in the development of IoT technology. As a result, Advantech plans to develop and purchase additional software to make WISE-PaaS and WebAccess software the leading Internet of Things software on the market. Advantech also offers numerous third-party software vendors to join its industry-leading WISE-PaaS smart platform to enrich software offerings and provide a range of solutions to meet customer needs.