Prexa Equpiment Rental Software - IoT Integration- ON-527

Project type: Research
Desired discipline(s): Engineering - computer / electrical, Engineering, Engineering - other, Computer science, Mathematical Sciences, Mathematics
Company: Alphavima Technologies Inc.
Project Length: 6 months to 1 year
Preferred start date: As soon as possible.
Language requirement: English
Location(s): Mississauga, ON, Canada; Canada
No. of positions: 2
Desired education level: Master'sPhDPostdoctoral fellow
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About the company: 

Alphavima Technologies is a Canadian IT consulting and services organization with an experience of more than 15 years, headquartered in Ontario, Canada.

With a strong focus on Microsoft technologies and services, we deliver Microsoft Data Analytics Solutions, Industry Accelerators, Digital Strategy, Cloud Enablement solutions and Custom IT Development/Services based on Microsoft Technologies.

Prexa is a comprehensive suite of CRM and rental management for equipment rental business, it has to be built on top of Microsoft Dynamics and Azure. Please visit for further detail.

In today’s fast-evolving, complex business environment, our industry-specific solutions help simplify business processes, making staff more efficient while maximizing productivity.

Describe the project.: 

Prexa 365 is rental management software for equipment rental industry – the core modules of this solutions are asset management, rental, inventory, preventive maintainence.

As part of product roadmap we are looking for adding capablities for realtime asset tracking and analysis – this will need IoT integrations and use data collected from these devices into realtime monitoring of equipment, preventive maintainince, detecting equipment abuse, tracking location of equipment etc.

Goal of project is to understand the IoT behaviours, data points and develop a proof of concept to add IoT layer into existing Prexa asset management – this will includes above use cases defined as well as any other use case which can be a industry distrupter.

Alphavima will partner with IoT hardware companies like geotab for initial PoC, idea is to build something generic which can be plug and play with any IoT provider.

We are looking to build a product which is unique in its nature for rental business, including IoT integrations, equipment tracking etc. Product should be extendible and also be able to integrate with existing assets of customer (like service management systems). The main tasks include the following: 

  • Understand the IoT Integration points in Prexa
  • Understand how IoT integration will work with Azure IoT Hub
  • Define connection points and PoC scope
  • Develop models for predictive maintainence , equipment abuse etc
  • Integrate with Prexa and develop trigger points for any anomoly in equipment
  • Build a framework for future integration of any other 3rd party IoT devices.


Required expertise/skills: 

At the end of this assignment we are looking for a framework which can be extensible and able to plug and play into all implementations of prexa in future.

We are looking for someone who has experience with IoT integrations or technologies like blockchain, is driven to build something which can potentially disrupt the industry. This can be a java developer or a masters in advanced analytics etc.