With the secure and stable connection of the machines, numerous applications are conceivable that go beyond the use cases described above. In combination with efficient interface management (APIs) and good architecture governance, software solutions from different manufacturers can be used according to a plug-and-play principle. Networking across specialist departments (end-to-end process), with partners, or with the company's competitors (e.g., Manufacturing X) enables high innovation speeds, new sources of growth, and reduced maintenance and administration costs for the IT infrastructure.
The transformation to an "IoT-enabled device" allows companies to make their machines smarter and more responsive and thus offer customers more significant benefits. This step requires the successful implementation of the previous steps and is crucial for realizing the full potential of IoT integration. This is where the partnership between Arvato Systems and TTTech Industrial with the Nerve software platform comes in. They help you with this all-encompassing implementation to lead your company to a new IT standard. Once this has been achieved and the value-added services have been implemented correctly, the final step is introducing the hyperautomation processes and enhancing the benefits using artificial intelligence. We will inform you about this in the next and final blog post in the series on the IIoT maturity model.