Infinite opportunities from infinite data

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Master the digital transformation and Industry 4.0

Intelligently linking and analyzing data with the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)

The 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.

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Digital transformation and Industry 4.0

How to become a true Digital Enterprise

Digitalization and automation are the gamechangers for mastering the challenges of today and tomorrow. What else does it take? Discover how to turn your digital journey into a success story.

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, which 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. Companies can start with digitalization at any step, for greenfield and brownfield plants, and based on standardized and 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.

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Why do we need the Digital Enterprise? What does it enable and what part are the Digital Twins playing?


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The catalyst for your digital transformation

Leverage complexity as your competitive advantage in the Digital Enterprise with Xcelerator

As an essential part of the Digital Enterprise offering, Xcelerator is our comprehensive and integrated portfolio of software, services, and an application development platform for electronic and mechanical design, system simulation, manufacturing, operations, and lifecycle analytics. From the design of new products and their production to manufacturing and the continuous optimization of product and production, Xcelerator supports you in your digital transformation.

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Cutting-edge Technologies

Ready for the future with integrated cutting-edge technologies

Integrated 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.

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Make your company fit for Industry 4.0

Book a workshop with Siemens to get advice and benchmark results based on the vendor-independent Smart Industry Readiness Index (SIRI) method fostering Industry 4.0 maturity. This enables you to significantly accelerate the start of your digital transformation and invest in the most effective digital fields of action on a fact-based basis, thereby improving your competitive position.

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Innovations that help our customers

Siemens’ solutions for the Digital Enterprise enable our customers to invest in future-proof solutions for the gradual implementation of Industry 4.0. The future of industry has already begun today.
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Talking digital industries Podcast – Explore technologies and trends that drive industrial enterprises

Podcast: Talking digital industries

In “Talking digital industries” moderator Chris Brow explores the technologies and trends that drive industrial enterprises. You´ve always wanted to know how Edge Computing works? Or how Additive Manufacturing can be incorporated into serial production? You are interested in industrial 5G, Artificial Intelligence and Cloud Computing? You have certainly come to the right place. Tune in and listen to experts explaining technologies, discussing the latest trends in different industries and more.

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Analyst report: The ROI of digital transformation benchmark report

Lifecycle Insights: Digital transformation offers overwhelming ROI

As today’s products become more complex, so do the processes and organizations required to support their development. Customers demand smart and connected products, regions keep implementing more regulations and industry disruption is constant. This is the reality across industries, and for everyone ranging from startups to large enterprises.

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Specific solutions for your industry

Each industry has specific requirements. Our Digital Enterprise solution portfolio takes these into account with corresponding offers.

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