Recent years have seen an explosion of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) as enterprises of all types and sizes have been implementing new, innovative, and smart solutions. Broadly known as Industry 4.0—a new phase in the Industrial Revolution that focuses heavily on interconnectivity, automation, machine learning, and real-time data—the promises are great: operational efficiencies, new sources of revenue, better customer relationships, and faster time to market.
Unfortunately, it can be hard to know how to get from where you are now to where you want to be. Industrial customers are prioritizing their investments in digital manufacturing. But IoT data is collected from already complex environments, leading to many questions about everything from security and data integration to management and analytics. The clearest path is to architect systems according to business goals. However, those can be hard to articulate.
To make matters more complicated, many organizations feel that they should build and manage their own solutions. But do-it-yourself solutions tend to offer little operational or financial benefit. They can distract from the core function of the business. Self-built solutions can be difficult and take too long to implement, are expensive to maintain, and can be challenging to deploy across sites. And finally, stand-alone systems that don’t connect to each other can lead to data siloes and reduce efficiency.
Almost 1/3 of IoT projects fail at the proof-of-concept stage*
*Microsoft IoT Signals Report; October 2020
At the end of the day, successful IIoT initiatives help manufacturers focus on their core competencies and enable business value. Consider partnering with a company that can help you achieve those goals by delivering a single solution that offers these four key components.
Works with your existing systems
You shouldn’t have to rip and replace your existing technology; wrap and extend your solutions instead.
Includes pre-built solutions
Don't waste time reinventing the wheel to get manufacturing efficiency and service optimization.
Addresses common challenges
Solutions that are rapid to deploy and ready to scale help you start getting value almost immediately.
Organizations need to build connected solutions that pull together all data from different systems to speed innovation.
And that’s where the ThingWorx platform from PTC can help.
ThingWorx is a complete, end-to-end technology platform designed for industrial enterprises to digitally transform every aspect of their business with innovative solutions that are simple to create, easy to implement, scale to meet future needs, and accelerate time to value.
With ThingWorx, you’ll get a complete set of tools and functionality A pioneer in IIoT, PTC has spent decades identifying trends and usage patterns among industrial enterprises that define the most common use cases for IIoT solutions. Combine that with the power of Azure for a hyperscale solution with rich data analytics and insight in the cloud, and you’ll get a complete platform for your manufacturing environments.
ThingWorx is a highly flexible platform that meets the need of industrial enterprises. Whether remotely monitoring and servicing assets, improving workforce efficiency with operator or digital work instructions, or improving quality, efficiency, and reliability, ThingWorx offers applications that are built with extensibility and customization in mind.
A rich set of capabilities that spans design, manufacturing, service and operations
When you choose ThingWorx, you’ll get a vast array of tools, including a series of building blocks (a collection of pre-defined, pre-built configurations) which simplify how you develop your IoT solutions and enable modular flexibility. This gives users and team members the ability to view, understand, and act on your data in real time.
The ThingWorx IIoT platform reduces the cost of delivering the best service to your customers. Learn how ThingWorx will help you directly combat and correct customer downtime, increase customer satisfaction, and drive impactful internal cost-savings.
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