More flexible production, greater productivity, and the development of new business models are all possible today thanks to digital solutions. But the future of industry offers even more potential: Cutting-edge technologies will create new opportunities for both discrete and process industries to fulfill their customers’ individual requirements.
The Digital Enterprise solution portfolio enables industrial companies of all sizes to implement current and future technologies for the automation and digitalization. Thus, they can tap into the full potential of Industrie 4.0 and get ready for the next level of their digital transformation journey.
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How companies can make the most of the opportunities presented by digitalizationIn order to enable companies to make the most out of digitalization, Siemens developed Digital Enterprise – a holistic portfolio of software and automation solutions. It supports discrete and process industries to become faster, more flexible, and more efficient.
Digitalization of the entire value chain
The Digital Enterprise enables companies of every sector to integrate and digitalize their business processes. Siemens’ holistic approach comprises offerings for product design, production planning or process and plant design, and production engineering or engineering and commissioning.
It also includes automation, production or operation, and services. Suppliers and logistics can also be integrated, based on a consistent collaboration platform. Companies can start with digitalization at any step of their value chain, for greenfield and brownfield plants, and based on standardized and open interfaces.
Merging the virtual and the real world
Developing a new product, planning a new plant, or producing with the help of digital tools creates a detailed virtual image, the digital twin. The digital twin creates new insights, thanks to the combination of physics-based simulations with data analytics in a fully virtual environment. This makes possible to realize innovations faster and more reliable, while also requiring significantly fewer real prototypes. Even more data are created when the product is being produced or a plant begins operation. These performance data of the real production and of the real product can be collected, analyzed, and fed back into development. Here they help to improve and optimize new products and processes at an early stage.
What a Digital Enterprise is made of
To help customers leverage the potentials of Industrie 4.0. Siemens already offers a portfolio of solutions that comprises the core elements of the Digital Enterprise. With the scalable solutions, companies in the discrete and process industries can invest in Industrie 4.0 to become completely and comprehensively digitalized across the entire value chain.
Ready for the future with integrated cutting-edge technologiesIntegrated cutting-edge technologies in the Digital Enterprise portfolio enable smart usage of data. This paves the way for the next level of the digital transformation of industry: the convergence of information technology and operational technology.
MindSphere, the cloud-based, open IoT operating system
MindSphere enables industrial companies of various sizes worldwide to link their machines and physical infrastructure to the cloud and the Internet of Things. It uniquely simplifies the challenges of many industries, regarding connectivity, data analysis and prediction or the development of own applications and new business models and therefore it supports every company of its digital transformation journey.