Siemens software refresh targets smart manufacturing customers
The deal with German firm Software AG will allow Siemens to strengthen its IoT operating system MindSphere
German company Siemens AG has signed a partnership with compatriot firm Software AG to strengthen the presence of the cloud-based open Internet of Things (IoT) operating system MindSphere across industries.
Siemens’ MindSphere supports industrial companies in their digital transformation and offers a development platform to a broad customer base where companies can integrate their own applications and services to promote IoT innovations.
Through this partnership, Software AG will offer the components of its digital business platform to MindSphere.
“Working hand in hand with partners like Software AG, we are continuing to drive forward the expansion of our IoT operating system MindSphere, creating an ever more extensive global ecosystem. With MindSphere as a key component of our digital enterprise suite we provide optimum support for manufacturing customers undergoing the digital transformation,” said Jan Mrosik, CEO Digital Factory Division, Siemens AG.
“Our goal is to intelligently combine Siemens’ global industrial presence as an innovation leader with our software expertise in IoT to benefit our customers. Bringing our high-performance components of our digital business platform to MindSphere, users will have new opportunities to exploit the full potential of their data to get a competitive edge. Thereby, we will strengthen the IoT operating system,” Karl-Heinz Streibich, CEO of Software AG, said.
MindSphere is Siemens’ cloud-based, open IoT operating system. MindSphere’s open Platform as a Service (PaaS) enables a rich partner ecosystem to develop and deliver new applications providing a basis for new business models, such as in the fields of preventive maintenance, energy data management or resource optimization.
Software AG and Siemens AG’s technology will provide comprehensive market-leading capabilities enabling users to acquire and analyze raw data produced by plants, machines, systems and products even more easily. For this, Software AG application and device management technology enables both centralized networking of devices as well as cloud-based management, providing scalable and flexible management for a network of millions of end devices, also in the area of edge analytics in the future. Software AG application connectivity technology integrates a variety of different business applications (SaaS, Big Data, IoT, client-, partner- or shop-floor applications) along the entire value chain.
MindSphere is part of Siemens’ comprehensive digital enterprise suite solution.