Digital transformation – the journey to Industry 4.0 – is widely recognized as an imperative for manufacturers across the world. Seven in every ten manufacturers are now implementing or planning their Industry 4.0 transformation. However, digital transformation requires widespread investment in technology, whether replacements or retrofits, and this investment burden is presenting manufacturers with a major financial challenge. The latest financing innovation from SFS – Smart Performance Finance powered by MindSphere – offers manufacturers the opportunity to pay with a pay-for-performance model. A good solution for companies to invest in digital transformation now.