Tue Nov 06 2018

Discover How to Use Cumulocity IoT to Digitally Transform at the Software AG Innovation Tour 2018 in London

Discover How to Use Cumulocity IoT to Digitally Transform at the Software AG Innovation Tour 2018 in London

IoTea and Biscuits Anyone?

Dear Digital Disruptor,

We're delighted to invite you to join us for the Software AG Innovation Tour 2018 in London on 15 November, where our focus is on your digital transformation.

Get inspired about everything from APIs to the Internet of Things, from business and IT transformation to robotic process automation. Learn from real-world customer examples - how leading companies have simplified and accelerated their digital transformation to achieve extraordinary results.

We know that your enterprise is at a crossroads - customer expectations are changing every day. How your business transforms digitally will make the difference in your ability to win the hearts of your customers, increase your relevance and create new revenue streams. We are excited to bring you an exciting Innovation Tour 2018 which is jam-packed with smarter and simpler ways for you to deliver digital transformation.

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This year we are also running the inaugural UK Cumulocity IoT User Group from 15:00 GMT on 14 November. The Cumulocity IoT User Group is focused on 'giving back' to existing Cumulocity users through product update information, best practice sharing. As well as talking about tricks, tips, buried features and interesting Cumulocity IoT use cases. The event will give users opportunity to network with Cumulocity Product Management, peers and users from across other Software AG products.

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Both events will be held at the splendid Hyatt Regency London - Churchill.

We look forward to seeing you at the events!


Tue Oct 30 2018

New Independent Study Reveals Current State of IoT Deployment and Future Expansion for Global Fortune 2000

New Independent Study Reveals Current State of IoT Deployment and Future Expansion for Global Fortune 2000

A new independent survey from Vanson Bourne sponsored by Software AG found that one in four Global Fortune 2000 enterprises rank Internet of Things (IoT) deployment as the most important initiative in their organization yet 90% experience barriers to effective implementation and expansion due to lack of IoT expertise and skills in-house.

The survey queried 800 senior IT and business decision makers at organizations with a global annual revenue of $500M and higher across 13 different countries in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. The respondents came from organizations that were deploying IoT platforms and the respondents themselves had some level of involvement and responsibility for selecting and maintaining those solutions.

98% of respondents stated that they are already generating some level of return from their IoT investments yet 89% still believe that they must improve their approach to IoT to further improve ROI. Most respondents report achieving specific business benefits from their early IoT implementations with 39% citing production capacity increases and higher customer satisfaction and 38% making better informed business decisions. Respondents with the highest rate of satisfaction with their IoT deployments used a hybrid implementation approach – namely buying an IoT platform from an external vendor and then building upon it with customization done in-house, giving them the flexibility, they require within the framework of a reliable platform.

According to the survey, the biggest barrier to effective IoT implementation is lack of internal expertise and skills according to 31% of respondents. Other barriers include the inability to manage and process large volumes of data (29%), integration issues (28%), too many legacy systems (28%), inability to scale the network to meet IoT demands (26%) and cybersecurity challenges (25%).

The majority of respondents (93%) employed some level of hybrid approach to IoT implementation – both buying an IoT platform from an external vendor and then adding customization internally. When evaluating IoT platform vendors, respondents stated that they are looking for an innovative partner (46%), with a solution that an be easily integrated across an entire organization (40%), with customization that suits their specific needs (39%).


“Organizations know they cannot deliver IoT with off-the-shelf packaged applications or with ground-up in-house builds. They need to rapidly deploy IoT in way that is easy to customize, open enough to seamlessly integrate with their existing landscape while remaining proven, secure and robust. This points to the need for a platform with rich functionality out-of-the-box that still gives customers the ability to quickly create business solutions to suit their unique needs.”Bernd Gross, Senior Vice President, IoT and Cloud, Software AG


The VansonBourne IoT - The Platform for Success survey analyzes how each geography is progressing with deploying IoT on the edge. The survey included the following:

  • How the approach to IoT implementation differs in each region (U.S, Canada, Germany, UK, France, Netherlands, Nordics, Hong Kong, Japan, Australia)
  • How the approach to IoT differs in key industries (process manufacturing, discrete manufacturing, transportation and logistics, utilities, energy and natural resources)
  • Key drivers for IoT investment, how organizations measure ROI from IoT and what are the key IoT barriers and benefits
  • Decision making responsibility for IoT and the IoT platform purchasing versus building conundrum
  • How organizations will deploy IoT in the future and their future plans for deploying IoT on the edge

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Read the full VansonBourne IoT - The Platform for Success press release.


Thu Oct 25 2018

Abu Dhabi Completes Successful Smart City Project Using Software AG’s Cumulocity IoT

Abu Dhabi Completes Successful Smart City Project Using Software AG’s Cumulocity IoT

Software AG recently announced the successful completion of a wide-ranging Smart City project with its partner, Technology Strategies Middle East (TSME), in which Cumulocity IoT is used as the foundation IoT platform of choice in the capital city of the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi.

The Abu Dhabi City Municipality launched the pilot phase of a five-year project for Smart Cities and Artificial Intelligence, called the Zayed Smart City project, earlier this year to validate key use cases and its viability. The city-wide project is designed to digitally transform the environmental, social, and financial aspects of urban life to improve the lives of Abu Dhabi’s citizens and visitors.


“The Smart Cities project stems from Abu Dhabi’s pioneering vision and is designed to digitally transform the environmental, social, and financial aspects of urban life to improve the lives of Abu Dhabi’s citizens and visitors. The project envisions the future, drives innovation, and provides a ‘best-in-the-world’ infrastructure.”Mr. Ahmed Abdul Samad Al Hamadi, Director of IT, Abu Dhabi Municipality


During the proof of concept, there were ten use-cases spanning sensors, actuators, and Cumulocity IoT to connect key components across the city. The project was centered in Abu Dhabi’s ‘Corniche Area’ and used Low Power WAN (LPWAN) technologies to transport sensor data from across the city to a central office, where Cumulocity IoT used code-free integration capabilities to monitor and manage the use-cases.

The ten use-cases include air quality monitoring, asset tracking and logistics monitoring, structural health monitoring, water metering, palm tree weevil detection, street lighting, smart parking, waste management, water storage tank monitoring, and swimming pool monitoring.

“The Abu Dhabi City Municipality is one of the leading pioneers of Smart City innovation. They have developed a realistic plan, tested their plans extensively, and are using data and technology to improve lives – all the key elements of a Smart City. We are delighted and proud that they selected Cumulocity IoT as their IoT platform of choice.”Bernd Gross, Senior Vice President, IoT and Cloud, Software AG


Software AG’s Cumulocity IoT’s device agnosticism and comprehensive integration capabilities ensure that secure connectivity to a smart city’s heterogeneous array of "things" can be achieved quickly and easily. It operates across the cloud, on premises and at the edge, and provides enterprises and Service Providers with total freedom and choice in designing, building, deploying and evolving their IoT distributed deployments seamlessly across any network.


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Read the full Abu Dhabi Municipality and Software AG press release.


Fri Oct 19 2018

Software AG and Dell Technologies jointly offer plug-and-play IoT solution for rapid deployment and simple configuration based on Cumulocity IoT Edge

Software AG and Dell Technologies jointly offer plug-and-play IoT solution for rapid deployment and simple configuration based on Cumulocity IoT Edge

Software AG has announced an extended partnership with Dell Technologies in which the company will bundle Software AG’s Cumulocity IoT Edge with a selection of Dell’s servers. This will provide a joint plug-and-play solution for rapid deployment and simple configuration for instant IoT.

“Cumulocity IoT Edge, powered by Dell Technologies”, is a high-performance industry-proof bundle, combining hardware, software and services for the IoT which enables customers to connect, power up and start their IoT project immediately. Customers can connect any number of different end devices and sensors in just a few minutes. With features like integrated streaming analytics, preconfigured smart rules and field bus connectivity, it helps to create complex IoT solutions quickly and smoothly.


“We are thrilled to work with Dell Technologies to give our customers the ability to ‘start fast and finish strong’ with their Industrial IoT projects. We listened to our customers when they said they wanted an easy on-ramp to IoT, already preconfigured and performance-tested. Along with Dell, we are freeing them up from development to focus on innovation and to create a differentiating digital business model.”Sanjay Brahmawar, CEO of Software AG


“Software AG’s vision and commitment to helping its customers embrace digital transformation and adopt IoT technologies is truly outstanding and aligns to our vision; we are thrilled to collaborate with them as part of our IoT Solutions Partner Program. Our recently launched IoT Connected Bundles is part of our mission to simplify edge computing and IoT deployment, enabling customers around the world – no matter what industry – to build an open foundation that can scale to meet the demand of a digitally advancing world. Cumulocity IoT Edge is a purpose-built, telco-grade secure IoT platform that is based on distributed architecture; enabling Software AG customers to recognize value from the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) safely and quickly, as well as stay ahead of the competition.”Chris Wolff, Head of Global OEM & IoT Partnerships, Dell Technologies


Cumulocity IoT Edge is a single-server version of the market-leading Cumulocity IoT platform with extensions and modifications that enable customers to do on-site integration of business apps, generate dashboards for operators, and control end devices locally and from the cloud. It provides a secure, reliable and scalable software platform for asset condition monitoring at the edge that can connect to the cloud, if required (a cloud connection provides enhanced ability and centralized analysis). Using the embedded Apama Streaming Analytics engine, high-speed streams of data from industrial machinery and digital industrial processes can be processed, which is the foundation for easy development of predictive-maintenance solutions. The uniform software architecture simplifies development and adaptation of Cumulocity IoT Edge to address specific on-site requirements.

“As the number of devices on the edge grows, driven by the explosion of IoT and the deployment of artificial intelligence, it becomes more urgent than ever to have a high-performance solution that can connect securely and fast. With Cumulocity IoT Edge powered by Dell Technologies, you can connect any number of different end devices and sensors in just a few minutes with an extensive security layer. Cumulocity IoT Edge is enhanced with Cumulocity’s software-side (carrier grade) security mechanisms, guaranteeing protection of your enterprise and your customers. Problem solved!”Bernd Gross, SVP, IoT and Cloud, Software AG


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Read the full Software AG and Dell Technologies press release.


Wed Oct 17 2018

Eurotech and Software AG Partnership Provides Out-of-the-Box Connectivity with Cumulocity IoT

Eurotech and Software AG Partnership Provides Out-of-the-Box Connectivity with Cumulocity IoT


Software AG and Eurotech, a long-time leading provider of industrial embedded hardware such as gateways, servers, control systems and boards, today announced a new collaboration in which Eurotech’s latest release of Everyware Software Framework (ESF) added out-of-the-box connectivity with Software AG’s Cumulocity IoT.

The integration of Eurotech's Everyware Software Framework (ESF) and Cumulocity IoT is today available in all Multiservice Industrial IoT Gateways and High-Performance Edge Devices offered by Eurotech and certified by Cumulocity IoT.

This integration provides customers with the combined functionality of Software AG’s Cumulocity IoT and Eurotech's Everyware Software Framework (ESF), including secure access to the configuration details of connected devices, automated diagnostics and management as well as expert triage.


“This partnership with Software AG reinforces our commitment to an open strategy. By adding connectivity to the Cumulocity IoT platform, our customers can now choose from a broader range of integration options, and reduce their time to market by leveraging a configuration-based approach to building industrial IoT solutions. Additionally, we are adding greater flexibility by offering a seamless integration with different IoT cloud providers, all of which makes ESF a powerful framework for open and integrated IoT solutions. This collaboration with Software AG will bring enormous tangible benefits to any customer that is looking for an open and modular IoT solution.”Giuseppe Surace, Chief Product and Marketing Officer of Eurotech


Software AG’s Cumulocity IoT is an open and independent, device agnostic platform supporting more than 150 pre-integrated devices and 300+ industrial protocols. This ensures that a secure connectivity to any ‘thing’ can be achieved quickly and easily. By providing an easy-to-use IoT PaaS, Software AG enables customers to focus on their innovation and differentiation for the digital transformation of their business. With this approach, customers can bridge their existing IT and OT infrastructure while leveraging a carrier-grade IoT platform as a solid foundation to accelerate their time-to-market for new IoT applications.

“Because of the open and secure architecture of the Cumulocity IoT platform, a vast ecosystem of 3rd party products and services are available without the risk of ‘vendor lock-in’. Thus, businesses can develop and implement IoT services at their own pace and at the optimal balance between risk and ambition.”Bernd Gross, SVP, IoT and Cloud, Software AG


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Read the Eurotech and Software AG Partnership press release.


Wed Oct 03 2018

Software AG’s Cumulocity IoT Recognised as a “Strong Performer” in Industrial IoT Platform Assessment

Software AG’s Cumulocity IoT Recognised as a “Strong Performer” in Industrial IoT Platform Assessment


Software AG’s Cumulocity IoT is recognized as a “strong performer” with the highest current offering score among other strong performers in a 24-criteria evaluation in The Forrester WaveTM: Industrial IoT Software Platforms, Q3 2018.

For this report, Forrester assessed the 15 providers of Industrial IoT platforms that matter most.

Forrester defines the Industrial IoT as “Software solutions that connect to and manage smart devices and infrastructure in industrial and manufacturing environments to integrate operational data and control into business processes.”

Software AG’s Cumulocity IoT is an open and independent, device agnostic platform supporting more than 150 pre-integrated devices and 300+ industrial protocols. This ensures secure connectivity to any ‘thing’ can be achieved quickly and easily. Cumulocity IoT operates across the Cloud, on premises and at the edge, and provides enterprises and Service Providers with total freedom and choice in designing, building, deploying and evolving their IoT distributed deployments seamlessly across any network.


“It offers some of the richest wireless connectivity, industry-specific interface support, and edge connectivity of the solutions [Forrester] evaluated.”Principal Analyst Michele Pelino and Senior Analyst Paul Miller, Forrester Wave

“We are delighted to be recognized by Forrester as a ‘Strong Performer’ with the highest current offering score among other strong performers. Cumulocity IoT is unique in that it provides enterprises with comprehensive integration capabilities that provide short-term co-existence with legacy process components (including operational historians) along with leading edge IoT data processing capabilities. Additionally, we offer multiple edge computing deployment options, which enable semi- or fully-autonomous operation at, or within, critical industrial processes.”Bernd Gross, SVP, IoT and Cloud, Software AG


Cumulocity IoT is an Industrial IoT-as-a-Service solution that includes enhanced high availability and multi-cluster deployment options. It incorporates several carrier-grade features, including code-free integration of devices supporting Low Power WAN (LPWAN) technologies used for long-term low bandwidth remote monitoring, Narrowband IoT (NB-IoT), Lightweight M2M (LWM2M), and Long Range (LoRa). It includes fully flexible UI development allowing users to either customize the standard UI, enhance the standard UI with specific widgets, or integrate the platform's services into their own (possibly legacy) UI dashboards.



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Read the full report of The Forrester WaveTM: Industrial IoT Software Platforms, Q3 2018.


Thu Sep 20 2018

Cumulocity IoT by Software AG @ IoT Solutions World Congress, Barcelona

Cumulocity IoT by Software AG @ IoT Solutions World Congress, Barcelona

Software AG will be exhibiting Cumulocity IoT at the IoT Solutions World Congress 2018 in Barcelona on 16 - 18 Oct 2018.

Cumulocity IoT is an open, independent device and application management IoT platform that is fully rebrandable and is fast becoming the backbone for IoT services, and IoT driven business transformations around the globe. It is embedded in Industrial IoT solutions from Siemens and ADAMOS; white labelled by our many telco customers like Deutsche Telecom and Ooredoo; and the foundation of smart connected solutions from many pioneering enterprises like Gardner Denver and Utonomy.


We will showcase a range of real customer IoT use cases and "live" demonstrations at the event, including

  • Real-Time Predictive Analytics at the Edge
  • How to Build an IoT Solution in 10 Minutes
  • Heterogeneous Smart Cities Made Easy

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Learn from the experts in IoT! We've helped countless industrial equipment manufacturers, telecommunications operators, mobile device manufacturers and enterprises around the globe realize the value of IoT with the Cumulocity IoT platform.


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This year we will be sharing our global IoT experience in a panel discussion during the event.


18:15, Wed 17 Oct
"Panel Discussion:
Making End-to-End IIoT Security a Reality"

Eddie McDaid, SVP IoT CoE

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Find out how our IoT platform enables:

  • Fully Tailored IoT Device & Application Management for Solution Providers
  • Centrally Managed Autonomous IoT Edge Platforms
  • Low Power WAN Services for OEMs and Enterprises
  • Condition Monitoring, Predictive Maintenance and Remote Control of Smart Devices
  • Digital Services for High Performance Consumer Products
  • And much, much more...


Read about how our IoT platform leads and enables business success:




We're also giving away a limited number of IoT Solutions World Congress passes for free. Register your interest here:

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We look forward to meeting you at the IoT Solutions World Congress, Barcelona

Wed Sep 12 2018

Software AG’s Cumulocity IoT is Pivotal in 2018 Product Release Virtual Event

Software AG’s Cumulocity IoT is Pivotal in 2018 Product Release Virtual Event

Simplifying Digital Transformation, Automation and the Internet of Things central to Software AG’s 2018 Product Release Announcement.

Software AG conducts an annual release event for its full portfolio of integration, process management, analytics and internet of things technologies. The 2018 event is bigger, better and has more technical tracks and product deep dives, making it an unmissable event for anyone interested in Software AG’s product portfolio.

This event brings together some of the brightest minds in digital transformation to inspire you with their visions for the future of the IoT, Hybrid Integration, Advanced Analytics, Machine Learning and much more.

Packed with smarter and simpler ways for you to accelerate your path to digitalization and maximize your use of Cumulocity IoT, we invite you to listen, learn and leverage the exciting new technologies we’ll be announcing to help you disrupt markets, create new business models and change the world.

Designed with you in mind, this virtual event will spotlight our most innovative Software AG product capabilities including:


Process Transformation & Management

API Management

Enterprise Architecture

B2B Integration & Management

Customer Journey Mapping

Cloud & Hybrid Integration

Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning

IoT Device Management

Streaming & Predictive Analytics

IoT Connectivity


Our virtual conference is an unprecedented opportunity to discover and experience our latest innovations for Cumulocity IoT and to get a sneak peek at what 2019 will bring ---all from the comfort of your own laptop. Join us along with thousands of your peers, as we take a two-and-a-half-hour digital journey.


TUESDAY, OCT 9th WEDNESDAY, OCT 10th
THURSDAY, OCT 11th
EUROPE AMERICAS ASIA PACIFIC

London:
9.00am - 11.30am

Berlin:
+1hour 10.00am -12.30pm

Boston 
1.00pm - 3.30pm

San Francisco:
-3hour 10.00am -12.30pm

Singapore:
9.00am - 11.30am

Tokyo:
+1hour 10.00am-12.30pm

Sidney:
+2hour 12.00am-2.30pm


To give you more options to attend, we’ve scheduled the event to repeat three times over three days. If you are in Paris or London and want to participate during regular business hours, then Tuesday’s event is the one for you. If you are in New York or Sao Paulo, then Wednesday’s event is your best option. If you are in Tokyo, Singapore or Sydney, Thursday’s event would fit your traditional business day. Attend the event that is best suited for you -- or hop into the sessions over the three days based on your schedule and interests. And if you can’t join a session live, all registered attendees will receive a link to view the recordings, so you can catch up at your leisure.


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Tue Aug 14 2018

Respected Analyst - IoT Analytics - Recognise Software AG’s Cumulocity IoT as Best-in-Class for Partnerships

Respected Analyst - IoT Analytics - Recognise Software AG’s Cumulocity IoT as Best-in-Class for Partnerships

IoT Analytics, a leading provider of market insights for the Internet of Things (IoT), M2M, and Industry 4.0, has recognised Software AG’s Cumulocity IoT as Best-in-Class for Partnerships in its recent survey and interview series for their IoT Platforms Market Report & Vendor Comparison 2018.

IoT Analytics stated that the first actionable insight how IoT Platform vendors can successfully stand out in the crowded market was related to partnerships.

“IoT vendors need to build a strong partner ecosystem by embracing collaboration with 2-3 companies from each layer across the tech stack"

Collaboration with hardware, connectivity, cloud, analytics, security, and system integration partners can help IoT Platform vendors from both a technological and business perspective:


  • Technological - IoT platform vendors can focus on their core technological strengths while relying on expertise from others across their non-core activities
  • Business - Opens new business opportunities to get involved in some partner’s projects and even start combined-selling of collaborative solutions

IoT Analytics found that Software AG has the most IoT-related partnerships in place, at 46 partners, which is more than 2x the average of the rest of the IoT platform vendors and makes the company stand out.

“The IoT Platform Cumulocity, which was acquired by Software AG in March 2017 now benefits from the broad partnership ecosystem of Software AG. Since its acquisition Software AG’s Cumulocity has now become one of the top 15 IoT platforms in the market, with the strong partnership ecosystem of Software AG opening many new doors for them in the market.”Padraig Scully, VP Market Research, IoT Analytics

“We are delighted that the breadth and depth of our partner eco-system has been recognised by IoT Analytics. At Software AG we consider our partnerships to be a key component our customer value. The sophistication and comprehensiveness of our PowerUp Partner Program has evolved from over 40 years being a leading integration and middleware software provider. Over the last 5 years we have tailored this to cater for the specific needs of the evolving IoT market with low touch partner onboarding, increased cloud software support and training. All of which means that Software AG is the perfect partner for your digital transformation.”Frank Schiewer, SVP Global Partner Management, Software AG

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View the summary of the IoT Analytics IoT Platforms Market Report & Vendor Comparison 2018
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Thu Jun 21 2018

A1 Digital and Software AG Forge Strategic Alliance for the Internet of Things (IoT) using Cumulocity IoT

A1 Digital and Software AG Forge Strategic Alliance for the Internet of Things (IoT) using Cumulocity IoT

A1 Digital and Software AG Forge Strategic Alliance for the Internet of Things (IoT)

New technology partnership with Software AG strengthens A1 Digital’s IoT offering

A1 Digital and Software AG will collaborate on complete IoT packages encompassing connectivity and applications for device and service monitoring

Small and medium sized enterprises will benefit from cost-effective turn-key IoT solutions

A1 Digital, the enterprise digitisation focused subsidiary of the Telekom Austria Group, and Software AG, a global independent software company, have announced a new strategic partnership. The goal of the strategic alliance is to expand the Austria Group subsidiary’s open, cloud-based, IoT offering for all industries. Using Software AG’s Cumulocity IoT, A1 Digital will deliver a range of innovative cloud-based IoT packages with associated hardware. The A1 Digital solution will enable customers to create industry specific applications for real-time device and service monitoring and management. With this solution, A1 Digital is addressing the growing demand for cost-effective turn-key Internet of Things (IoT) solutions. The first stage of the partnership will be focused on the European market.

Telekom Austria Group is a leading communications provider in Central and Eastern Europe. The company serves 24 million customers across 7 countries and had an annual revenue of 4.38 billion Euros in 2017.

“The Internet of Things is A1 Digital’s primary area of growth and that this strategic partnership will strengthen our technology leadership and speed our customers’ adoption of the Internet of Things. Our customers will benefit from an extensive portfolio of products, which combine data from physical sensors with innovative analytical software solutions.”Dr. Elisabetta Castiglioni, CEO, A1 Digital

“IoT will have a massive impact on society and the economy, and it will radically change many business models. The combination of A1 Digital’s high-performance, comprehensive, cloud and IoT technology coupled with Software AG’s Cumulocity IoT will provide enterprises of all sizes with technologically superior, highly scalable IoT solutions.”Bernd Gross, SVP, IoT and Cloud, Software AG

A1 Digital and Software AG will jointly offer new IoT packages that enable users to integrate their IoT devices and analyse sensor data in real time. The IoT packages include solutions for streaming and edge analytics, on-premise, cloud and hybrid integration, dynamic process management and IoT device management. The IoT offering is scalable to any number of sensors, with flexible management capabilities. Furthermore, it allows integration of multiple business applications (e.g. CRM, ERP, MES) addressing the entire value chain.


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View the full German press release.