As the digital network in industry grows and develops, companies no-longer have to build cumbersome and expensive individual portals for each customer, partner and service provider etc.
With the emergence of the IIoT, devices, systems and platforms are able to communicate, reducing the need for manual labour, freeing resources for other tasks and eliminating risks related to human error. The seamless cooperation between people and machines can improve efficiency across the entire prosses from the planning of production and ensuring correct service timing and spare parts availability to securing the logistics chain and on-time deliveries.
The nature of connectivity has changed over time. The modern digital environment no longer requires heavy investments into individual portals for all external sharing. The digital community works like a secure network where data only has to be fed into the system once and shared with relevant parties to help achieve smoother and more economical cooperative operations and better business performance.