The Experton Group , an IT research and consulting firm, confirmed Bosch Software Innovations’ role as an opinion leader and pacesetter in the Internet of Things in its recently published Industry 4.0/Internet of Things Vendor Benchmark 2016 . This independent market study ranks key vendors and service providers in the realm of Industry 4.0 and the Internet of Things (IoT) with regard to the attractiveness of their portfolio and their competitive strength. Bosch Software Innovations was classed as a leader in various categories.
Analysts from the Experton Group evaluated the companies and assigned them to one of four different quadrants for each category, based on whether they perform as a leader, product challenger, market challenger, or follower. Thanks to its comprehensive portfolio and broad range of IoT activities, Bosch Software Innovations was ranked as a leader in a total of four areas, including the “IoT Platforms” category. Vendors included in this category use their technology to connect up and manage individual components such as devices, products, machines and services, and to process the data these components produce. They are rated on the scope of functions, quality, and any clear USPs they offer as well as their strategic orientation toward the Internet of Things. The analysts ranked Bosch Software Innovations and the Bosch IoT Suite as a leader, noting that the company is “rightly regarded as ‘the’ premier thought leader in the German market”. Bosch ConnectedWorld , which is held every year in Berlin, was also praised as a one-of-a-kind event in Germany.
A trusted partner for implementing Industry 4.0 projects
The “IoT/I4.0 consulting & system integration” category focuses on various types of consulting and integration service providers in the IoT market. Particularly when addressing such a complex topic, it is important to have a reliable and professional partner by your side who can offer advice on technological deployment and provides whatever support is needed to make up for the resources you lack. The Experton Group ranked Bosch Software Innovations as a leader in the field of machine and plant engineering as well as in the automotive sector. The company benefits from its dual role as a leading supplier and leading exponent, and the experts were impressed by the experience Bosch Software Innovations has already acquired in putting solutions into practice within the Bosch Group. Although Bosch Software Innovations is smaller than many other market players, the Experton Group praised the company’s strong culture of innovation, particularly in the fiercely competitive automotive sector.
“Industrial Big Data Analytics” category
Data is often treated as a new raw material for the Internet of Things. By using suitable technology to analyze data correctly and derive appropriate courses of action, companies can make their processes more efficient and gain the competitive edge they need. The idea of this category is to assess analytics solutions and analytical databases from manufacturers or qualified full-service providers. Key criteria include recent reference projects as well as an organization's flexibility and agility. Once again, Bosch Software Innovations was placed in the leader quadrant: “Bosch Software Innovations helped to coin the term Industry 4.0 to some extent […], it has already built up experience in various sectors and is definitely playing a pioneering role,” the Experton Group analysts concluded.