Siemens-Software deal boosts deployment of IoT in manufacturing

Renowned German industrial manufacturing giant, Siemens AG has reportedly announced that it has signed a partnership agreement with Software AG, an enterprise software firm. As per sources, the deal is aimed at considerably strengthening the presence of MindSphere – Siemens’ cloud-based open IoT (Internet of Things) operating system, across numerous industry verticals. Plausibly, the move may have a particularly strong impact on IoT in manufacturing market, cite experts.

Through this partnership, Siemens aims to offer a development platform to a huge consumer base where companies may be able to integrate their services and applications to bring forth a renewed propagation of IoT innovations. The Munich-headquartered company reportedly plans to achieve the same by tapping the highly scalable components of Software AG’s its Digital Business Platform and eventually strengthen its presence in IoT in manufacturing industry.

The CEO of the Digital Factory Division, Dr. Jan Mrosik, had been quoted stating that the company, via this collaboration, would continue to work toward expanding its IoT operating system while striving to develop a more extensive global ecosystem. The firm’s Digital Enterprise Suite, endowed with MindSphere, is likely to deliver optimum support for clients in the manufacturing domain. This move, as per analysts, would enable highly effective and precise deployment for IoT in manufacturing industry, helping relevant customers accept the paradigm shift from conventional models to digitization.

For the uninitiated, MindSphere is Siemens’ cloud-based IoT OS that has been designed to bridge the real and digital worlds via connected software, thereby enabling flexibility for digital services and major industry applications. Furthermore, MindSphere’s open Platform as a Service (PaaS) is also renown to enable a rich partner ecosystem for developing and delivering applications that help build novel new business models across numerous verticals. While it has been reported that this partnership would profoundly impact the domains of energy data management, preventive maintenance, and resource optimization, analysts claim that it would powerfully influence the overall IoT in manufacturing market.