Open Industry 4.0 Alliance gains a new member

03 September 2019

To date successful scaling and implementation of new business models have been hampered by the heterogeneity of industrial components and systems. The Open Industry 4.0 Alliance was created to help establish an open ecosystem and framework for interoperability between vendors.

The Alliance enables IT and OT vendors to engage in open dialogue and generate common customer value. 

The latest member of the Alliance is Software AG. The company will position itself in the segments of IoT Connectivity, Open Edge Computing and as a Hybrid Integration Operator.
The positive effects of the digital transformation on production and logistics processes across companies and the establishment of the first digital business models have already been successfully tried and tested in the process industry and in discrete manufacturing. But the variety of different protocols, standards and frameworks is a hindrance to platform-based scaling and monetisation approaches.  In response IT and OT organisations such as ifm electronic, Beckhoff, SAP, KUKA, Hilscher, Endress+Hauser and Multivac have partnered to drive cross-vendor standardisation of digitalisation projects in production and logistics. Their proviso is ‘One and Open’.
More than 21 manufacturing and software companies now belong to the Open Industry 4.0 Alliance. Together, they are developing open, compatible and standardised solutions for industrial customers.
Click here to learn more about the Open Industry 4.0 Alliance.

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