Generally speaking, the development is a logical one as far as the concepts of Industry 4.0 and IIoT(Industrial IoT) are concerned. In these areas, the trend is that we’re moving toward a breakthrough at a practical level.
There is still a lot to unpack from the companies’ respective portfolios; however, the overall picture is that Siemens has come the furthest, but that the hunt for the leader is on. On the surface, the recent news about ABB and Dassault gives the world three global suppliers of solutions that include the digital thread from product idea and definition to production and, in some cases, life cycle support. But there’s more to it, claims ABB CEO Ulrich Spiesshofer.
”This game-changing partnership will serve our customers to lead in innovation and growth, fundamentally transforming their entire value chain to tap the vast opportunities of industrial digitalization. Together, we are offering an open, end-to-end digital portfolio—from digital twin to asset health—that gives our customers a competitive edge, building on our combined offering, domain expertise and global reach,” he said, pointing to the fact that, “ABB is adding Dassault Systèmes to its strong partner network for industrial digitalization, including Microsoft, HPE and IBM.”
How things develops with this new combination, remains to be seen. My general take is that structurally, the alliance looks exactly right, but the work to transform it into flexible platform solutions is a tough and time-consuming journey…
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The Hunt Is on: ABB and Dassault Join Forces to Battle Siemens and PTC/Rockwell in Factory Automation