No one can fail to have missed how important the Internet of Things is becoming.
It goes far beyond smart watches and self-driving cars; it is permeating medicine, aeronautics, manufacturing, supply chain, insurance, financial services and retail. They are all beginning to find real use cases and data that can improve customer services, as well as the bottom line.
Being able to connect to and manage the devices that can bring in the data that matters is crucial. This is why Software AG has partnered with, and now acquired, IoT application enablement platform Cumulocity. As our customers look to embrace and monetize the IoT, we decided that - in order to give them the most flexible, end-to-end solution possible - we needed Cumulocity. The acquisition extends a successful existing partnership between the two companies which began in 2015.
And, with more than 400 disparate organizations providing various parts of an IoT solution, there is no single company that can provide a set of capabilities to cover every eventuality for every organization.
We believe the solution is a set of best-in-class, well-integrated IoT capabilities around analytics, integration, process modeling and portfolio management. These platform services enable organizations to build their own innovative solutions by leveraging many technologies to speed the process.
Cumulocity is rated as a leading vendor in MachNation’s 2016 IoT Application Enablement Platform ScoreCard, with cutting edge IoT device connectivity and management, monitoring and visualization capabilities. Its origins as part of Nokia Siemens Networks, the world's mobile broadband specialist, gives it the experience of managing networks of millions of devices in a reliable, rapidly scalable and flexible manner.
The goal of our collaboration is to deliver trusted device data and extract value across numerous industrial environments for remote machine monitoring and control, production diagnostics, predictive maintenance, remote service and across several markets and industries worldwide.
For us, the acquisition of Cumulocity completes Software AG’s portfolio of core Internet of Things software services. These are streaming analytics, on-premise, cloud and hybrid – and now device – integration, in-memory technology, dynamic process management and IoT edge device management.
Cumulocity adds the “connect” to connected manufacturing, retail, finance, and more. It removes complexity and allows the benefits of IoT to be exploited rapidly, comprehensively and securely by all organizations. Let us help you get connected to the vast IoT universe of opportunities.