Drive IT/OT Convergence to Ensure Data Visibility and Compliance

Sharing data between your IT and OT systems can positively impact key metrics across your business—from quality and compliance to speed and efficiency. Despite these systems historically being siloed , you now have technology solutions purpose-built for breaking down IT/OT data silos. It’s time to see how you can transform your data—and your business. 

How IT/OT Convergence improves compliance collaboration and performance

With standardized connectivity, powerful applications, and rich analytics, the IIoT has transformed industrial operations.

IT/OT convergence extends this connected value by breaking down the barriers between OT and IT systems. Now the operational technology running in your machines, on your equipment, and across your production lines can communicate directly with IT platforms. These OT systems—and the rich data they generate—can access and fuel advanced IT systems. The powerful processing potential of these business applications can now reach the core of your operations—your OT systems and data.

By connecting systems that control manufacturing processes with those that control data storage, communications, and computing, you can finally apply your most advanced IT resources to improve your most mission critical operations.

Connecting IT and OT systems ensures products are running to intended spec, output, uptime, and SLAs. It improves visibility and responsiveness to avoid unplanned downtime. It allows full control over parameters, specs, rules, constraints, and policies—revealing not only how equipment is running at all times, but also when an incident may occur based on historical data and conditions. 

IT/OT convergence strategy also improves scalability of your digital transformation initiatives. By extending and standardizing data access, you can more readily deploy and scale poweful new solutions, without fear of being trapped in a pilot purgatory.

Our manufacturing and service customers achieve:

 

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Less unplanned downtime

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Reduce product maintenance

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Reduced NPI time

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Reduced cost of quality

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Faster on-site service visits

Faster on-site service visits

Real-time Data Visibility

Your connected machines and equipment are a rich source of real-time data. By sharing this data throughout IT, OT, and IIoT systems, your teams can improve the performance metrics that matter most.

Manufacturing Throughput

With connected machines and equipment, you can boost your throughput and capacity utilization—by applying analytics to expose the root cause of issues. Enable teams to solve problems before they occur with notifications of status and performance.

Equipment and Asset Efficiency

By connecting, collecting, sharing, and analyzing previously disparate data sources, you can act to improve KPIs—from individual machine components, to performance metrics that span multiple factory sites.

Manufacturing Overhead

With detailed, real-time visibility across your operations, you can identify and address operational overhead. Tackle direct and hidden costs, from utility and energy impacts to downtime and supply-chain inefficiencies.

Maximize Revenue Growth

By sharing data across IT and OT systems, you can capitalize on high-growth opportunities. From increasing profit margins and overall output, to consumables fulfillment and product-as-a-service solutions, connected systems unlock new business models.

Real-time Data Visibility Empower your organization with real-time visibility Manufacturing Throughput Access digital manufacturing solutions to improve throughput Equipment and Asset Efficiency Increase machine efficiency and OEE Manufacturing Overhead Reduce your factory and plant overhead costs Maximize Revenue Growth Increase factory output and service revenue

Unlock the potential of connected systems with PTC

To improve product compliance, you must monitor equipment to ensure it’s by the book by analyzing data from two places: the specifications and the equipment. Create visibility into how machines are running and connect data across all systems to ensure compliance with regulatory guidelines and commercial requirements through real-time monitoring and business system integration (IT/OT connectivity). Start structuring enterprise data in usable ways to automate processes and empower users.      

Industrial Connectivity

Build IoT-ready factory equipment and enable easy connection to factory networks by creating standardized, scalable industrial connectivity—the foundation of an IT/OT convergence strategy. Start connecting

ThingWorx Kepware Server

Connect to disparate MES, SCADA, PLCs, and CNC systems across your factory securely, safely, reliably, and simply by using a single, universal IoT connector. Connect with ThingWorx Kepware Server

ThingWorx Digital Performance Management

Improve your business with timely insights through real-time, closed-loop problem-solving. Identify bottlenecks and root causes, measure the impact of your initiatives, and drive success and growth with data-driven solutions. Unlock More Time

ThingWorx IIoT Platform

Make the shared data from your IT and OT systems actionable with an industrial IoT platform purpose-built for breaking down data silos and turning them into insights. Explore ThingWorx

ThingWorx for Azure

Microsoft’s Azure IoT platform provides the security, flexibility, and scale to boost the impact of your ThingWorx IIoT deployment. Take IIoT into the Cloud