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An analyst’s perspective on the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things
Experton Vendor Benchmark Market Study Industry 4.0
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Fanny Schubert
Analyst & Partner Relations
Phone +49 30 726112-423

What do analysts say about the IoT and Bosch Software Innovations?


The Internet of Things is increasingly becoming the focus of many analyst firms, either as a stand-alone research topic or as a critical factor in other areas of research. Studies by these firms examine a wide range of issues concerning all aspects of the IoT: provider evaluations, forecasts, and new business models, plus analyses of the market, competition, and industries.

Many studies are an excellent introduction to the IoT world, but they also give experts helpful insights and perspectives on subject- or industry-specific topics.

Various independent analysts have evaluated Bosch Software Innovations in its role as a provider of IoT products and solutions – here is a selection of current research publications and reports.


Experton Group: Industrie 4.0 / Internet of Things Vendor Benchmark 2017


The I4.0 / IoT Vendor Benchmark is an independent market study conducted by the IT research and consulting company Experton Group.

In October 2016, the German analyst company Experton Group published the 2nd edition of its independent vendor benchmark “I4.0 / IoT Vendor Benchmark 2017“. This research evaluates and positions the most important I4.0/IoT providers in the German market. Bosch Software Innovations is evaluated as a leader in the following categories:

  • IoT Platforms
  • Industrial Big Data Analytics
  • I4.0 Platforms
  • IoT Logistics
  • IoT Smart Building Energy Management
I4.0 / IoT Vendor Benchmark 2017

According to Experton, Bosch is an IoT / I4.0 Leader in the German market and, due to its dual strategy, positions itself as “Lead User” and “Lead Provider”. According to the analyst company, “no other player is positioned as strongly as Bosch Software Innovations when it comes to IoT platforms and I4.0 platforms”.

Furthermore, Experton emphasizes that Bosch has very good local references and a strong access to German customers as well as a very well-established, strong ecosystem of partners and system integrators. And in the area of Big Data Analytics, Bosch Software Innovations is taking a pioneer role in analyzing production data.

Are you interested in reading the entire study regarding these categories?


MachNation´s IoT Platform-Enabled Solutions Score Card 2016: Bosch Software Innovations rated as Leading Vendor


The IoT application enablement space has continued to grow into the hottest technology sector of the Internet of Things (IoT). MachNation’s 2016 IoT Platform-Enabled Solutions (PES) ScoreCard is the industry’s first and only detailed analysis of this pivotal IoT technology sector.

Based on MachNation’s in-depth analysis of fifteen IoT PES vendors in the 2016 IoT Platform-Enabled Solutions ScoreCard, MachNation rates Bosch Software Innovations as a leading Platform-Enabled Solution vendor.


Read the snapshot about the results of Bosch Software Innovations as well as its strengths and differentiators cited in MachNation´s Score Card here .

Find out more about the Top 4 considerations for choosing an IoT platform-enabled solution in Steve Hiltons Blog entry here .


Experton Group: Industrie 4.0 / Internet of Things Vendor Benchmark 2016

Experton Industry 4.0 / Internet of Things Vendor Benchmark 2016

The I4.0/IoT Vendor Benchmark is an independent market study conducted by the IT research and consulting company Experton Group.

Its basis is the specially developed Market Insight Method. 17 providers for I4.0 / IoT solutions and services in the German market were evaluated and positioned in quadrants according to their portfolio attractiveness and competitive strength. Bosch Software Innovations is evaluated as a leader in the following categories:

  • IoT Platforms
  • Consulting & System Integration – Machine & Plant engineering
  • Consulting & System Integration – Automotive Sector
  • Industrial Big Data Analytics

According to Experton, Bosch Software Innovations offers a highly attractive product and service range as well as a very strong position in the market and among competitors in those categories. As a leader, Bosch Software Innovations is referred to as a guarantee for innovation and stability, as a strategic driver and opinion leader.

Are you interested in reading the entire study?


Current studies and research notes


M2M opportunities for CSPs in the Industrial Internet

Smart connected equipment will open up new business models that will redefine industries and companies, and will present unique opportunities for communications service providers (CSPs).This report analyses Internet of things (IoT) and machine-to-machine (M2M) opportunities for CSPs in the manufacturing and broader industrial business segment.

Bring-Your-Own-Thing Enables the Digital Business

With this report, Forrester kicks off a research series to help CIOs incorporate Internet of Things (IoT) scenarios in their technology management agenda. Bring-your-own-thing (BYOT) will stimulate adoption and stabilize new business models around the engagement with physical products.


Service Providers Seek to Capitalize on the First Wave of IoT Transformation

The IoT is a significant catalyst for change across all industries. As such, increasing adoption of IoT technologies and solutions is driving rapid growth of various types of IoT service providers. Practice leaders must implement a differentiating strategy to win in this highly competitive market.

Factory of the Future Strategies Innovate How Production Delivers Value

The future strategies for manufacturing operations will be enabled by capabilities available only in the digital world. In order to improve competitive positioning, manufacturing line of business leaders are being forced to rethink and redesign their strategies and invest in new capabilities.


Market Guide for IoT Platforms

An IoT platform enables enterprises to monitor and control IoT endpoints and build applications to meet digital business requirements. CIOs should use this Market Guide to support business unit leaders' implementation of, and encourage central IT's utilization of, such platforms.

Market Guide for Smart City Operations, Management Platforms and Ecosystems

Smart city solutions should include operational efficiency of urban infrastructures, sustaining transparency and visualization in the city operations management platform. City administrators can use this guide to understand the key points to make judgments in city operations.