PTC introduced its primary research series in January 2018 to capture the dynamic Industrial Internet of Things space. We’ve released our third State of the Industrial Internet of Things report to keep pace with this quickly maturing and constantly changing market. The bi-annual reports tap into PTC’s 30 years of technology expertise, 30,000 global customers and 1,000 services partners and leverage proprietary survey data from PTC customers complemented by market projections and case studies.
The report peers into PTC customers leveraging IIoT drive operational effectiveness within heavy-industrial settings including discrete manufacturing in industrial factories, automotive plants, electronics and high-tech facilities, and process manufacturing in oil refineries, food and beverage supply chains, and pharmaceuticals, among others. Manufacturing operational intelligence continues to be a winning IIoT use case where adopters are obtaining end-to-end visibility of their people, machines, processes and multi-site factories, generating positive KPIs for asset downtime and product throughput, among others. IIoT platforms accompanied with powerful analytics are pushing maintenance procedures away from their traditional reactive state and towards predictive systems, intuitively anticipating machine failures before they occur.
Unlocking these use cases and others highlighted in the report are requiring more extensive IIoT solutions. These IIoT stacks are increasingly equipped with diverse technology portfolios and built by technology providers with domain expertise and comprehensive partnership ecosystems, enabling seamless integrations, and quickening time-to-value for customers.
The report further delves into these IIoT use cases as they span different industrial deployment environments, benefit various roles across the organizational hierarchy, require strategic workload venues for IoT data sourcing (edge, gateway, cloud, enterprise systems), and expedite transition from trials to real-world production.