Accelerate your digital transformation to become a Digital Enterprise nowThe industrial world is facing rapidly changing challenges. Our resources are finite, and we all need to do more with less. Digitalization and automation are the game changers to meet these challenges on the way to Industry 4.0. It is essential to collect, understand and use the massive amount of data created in the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). The Digital Enterprise is doing exactly this by combining the real and the digital worlds. As a result, the infinite amount of data allows us to use our finite resources efficiently and with that make the industry more sustainable.
Make confident decisions
Siemens Xcelerator is our easy, flexible, and open digital business platform that helps our customers innovate faster and ultimately become Digital Enterprises. Then you’re able to combine the real and digital worlds with our comprehensive Digital Twin approach. It enables integration of the entire product lifecycle with the factory and plant lifecycle, along with performance data. The result is a continuous open loop of optimization, both for the product and the production.
The Digital Twin’s powerful combination of multi-physical simulations with data analytics in a fully virtual environment, the Digital Twin creates new insights. By examining "what if" scenarios and predicting future performance with the Digital Twin, you’re able to make confident decisions.
The Digital Twin for designing and producing even better products
Imagine that a car manufacturer wants to improve the range and performance of an electric vehicle. In a Digital Enterprise a car’s performance data can be collected while it’s being driven. Then this data can be analyzed and fed into the car’s Digital Twin and every aspect of it can be simulated until components that can be optimize for better range are identified.
We’ve created the SimRod, a technology carrier that is a calibrated physical model of an electric sports car that is connected to our range of simulation software.
Why choose Siemens?At Siemens, we walk the walk. We are also a manufacturer and equipped our plants with our latest automation and digitalization solutions. Customers benefit from our know-how, not only from our work with other customers, but also from what we ourselves prove every day in our own business.
Combining the real and the digital worlds
Combining the real and the digital worlds makes it possible to seamlessly integrate the entire value chain from design to realization, while optimizing with a continuous flow of data. A true Digital Enterprise is able to harness the unlimited power of data by gaining valuable insights to make fast and confident decisions – and to create best-in-class products through efficient production.
In a true Digital Enterprise, there is balance between security and openness. In order to protect all the continuous, multidirectional data flows, we incorporate a multi-layered security concept at every step. At the same time, there is a seamless flow of data between stakeholders to achieve collaboration like never before.
Comprehensive Digital Twin
Working with our comprehensive Digital Twin makes it possible to integrate the entire product lifecycle – and if required – even the factory and plant lifecycle. The generated performance data captured in the physical world, enables a continuous and open loop of optimization for both the product and the production.
This comprehensive Digital Twin approach integrates all necessary components, even including a Digital Twin of the building, that you can use to optimize the performance and efficiency of your plant’s energy and physical infrastructure.
Following the Digital Threads
Digital Threads are the map for the digital journey based on specific business workflows. They digitally connect all tasks and processes of the entire lifecycles of product and production to solve the challenges. The Digital Threads provide digitalized processes and revolutionize the way products are developed, produced, and optimized.
The Digital Enterprise enables companies of every size and sector to integrate and digitalize their business processes with the Digital Threads. Digitalization is equally important for greenfield and brownfield plants, and our solution is based on standardized, open interfaces.
Bringing together Operational Technology (OT) and Information Technology (IT)
The Digital Enterprise brings together processes that were previously separate. It breaks down traditional silos and helps bridge the gaps between software and hardware, IT and OT, shop floor and top floor.
This offers great optimization potential – including technologies such as artificial intelligence for predictive maintenance, precise condition monitoring and improved quality.
Driving digital transformation faster together in the Industrial Partner Ecosystem
Every company has specific core capabilities that complement one another. But how do you find the right partner? Our open Industrial Partner Ecosystem brings together the right companies, ideas, and solutions as a fast way to generate added value for every participant – partner as well as customer.
Because with strong partners, the digital transformation of the industry is faster and easier. That’s why our Industrial Partner Ecosystem is open – to you, to fresh ideas, and to innovative solutions, because together is simply better.
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The Digital Enterprise in practiceFilter by references, videos and future technologies to find real-world examples and inspiration.
Immerse yourself in a true Digital Enterprise
Experience first-hand the unique combination of the real and digital worlds: The Digital Native Factory in Nanjing, China, uses live data from the ongoing production in the digital factory in order to show the benefits of the Digital Enterprise concept to our customers.
Siemens Xcelerator – Accelerating the digital transformationTurn challenges into opportunities – Become a Digital Enterprise with Siemens Xcelerator
Siemens Xcelerator is our open digital business platform enabling efficiency, resiliency, flexibility, user experience, and sustainability. Making digital transformation easier, with faster time to market, and at scale.
- a curated, modular portfolio of software and IOT-enabled hardware built on standard application programming interfaces and a range of services from Siemens and certified third parties
- a growing ecosystem of partners – from solution vendors to technology partners
- a marketplace, that will grow over time, as a central point to explore, educate, exchange and transact alongside a community of customers, partners, and developers