Siemens MindSphere

Digitalization & The Internet of Things

As the world becomes increasingly connected, digitalization – using digital technologies to transform business operations – is a key differentiator that will enable companies to remain competitive. Digitalization promises lower costs, improved production quality, flexibility and efficiency, shorter response time to customer requests and market demands, and also opens up new and innovative business opportunities. The digital enterprise is already a reality, and companies are pursuing its benefits and opportunities through digital transformation, which requires seamless integration of big data along the value chain. Initiatives like Industry 4.0 and the Internet of Things (IoT) are being driven by billions of intelligent devices generating massive volumes of data. Turning this data into value is a critical success factor.

What is MindSphere?

MindSphere is Siemens’ cloud-based, open IoT operating system that connects real things to the digital world, and enables powerful industry applications and digital services to drive business success. MindSphere’s open Platform as a Service (PaaS) enables a rich partner ecosystem to develop and deliver new applications.

Digitization, and the transformation of IoT data to productive business results, are core drivers of MindSphere. Valuable industry based applications built on MindSphere deliver measurable results and enable digital services that are based on best practice solutions. In addition, companies can leverage MindSphere to close the loop through product ideation, realization and utilization to seamlessly integrate operational data throughout the value chain – not only driving operational efficiency, but also comparing simulation and test results with real-world observations.

As part of a complete digitalization strategy, MindSphere enables new ways to solve problems and enables companies to consider innovative new business models.

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Source: MindApp Analytics for Siemens MindSphere

Benefits of MindSphere

Every machine and system in your business holds a wealth of data. MindSphere is the operating system that lets you understand it. It lets you connect your machines and physical infrastructure to the digital world and provides powerful industrial apps and digital services that can unleash more productivity and efficiency across your entire business. MindSphere lets you reduce downtime, increase output and use assets more effectively. And it’s a completely open platform that lets you develop and run apps like never before.

With MindSphere, you can harness data from the machines and physical infrastructure you already own to find transformative insights across your entire business. And you can immediately develop, deploy and run digital services, create your own applications, or even new business models.

When Machine builders speak with the IoT

  • They can increase service efficiency and lower warranty expenses
  • Offer additional services (e.g. availability)
  • Enable new business models
  • Enhance products via feedback loop to R&D

When plant operators speak with the IoT

  • They can increase uptime and asset availability
  • Optimize assets
  • Boost maintenance efficiency
  • Access data transparency and centralized KPIs

When app developers speak with the IoT

  • They can rapidly develop apps due to an open API
  • Utilize scalable development environment
  • Create scale for skill sets through access to major industries

Hyla Soft's Expertise 

As the only company in the world partnered with three Siemens Software divisions – PLM, Motion Control and Automation – Hyla Soft has established itself as a strategic solution partner and leading system integrator focused on Digital Manufacturing. Hyla Soft’s niche is the Digital Thread – a proven set of proven integrated technology solutions that bridge the gap between the virtual and physical worlds of manufacturing. With MindSphere’s capabilities for Cloud Computing, Big Data, Analytics and Internet of Things, this partnership will even further increase the value that Hyla Soft is able to deliver by allowing us to offer our customers a broader range of digital tools and solutions for Industry 4.0.

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Hyla Soft is an official partner of Siemens MindSphere and an expert in cloud computing for manufacturing. Interested in speaking to one of our experts? Contact us: info@hylasoftusa.com

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