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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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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Thu Jun 14 2018

POST Luxembourg Chooses Software AG’s Cumulocity IoT for Ambitious Rollout of Internet of Things Services

POST Luxembourg Chooses Software AG’s Cumulocity IoT for Ambitious Rollout of Internet of Things Services

POST Luxembourg Chooses Software AG’s Cumulocity IoT for IoT Services

Software AG announces the selection of Cumulocity IoT by POST Luxembourg to fulfill its plans to offer a comprehensive range of smart IoT services in Luxembourg.

The Cumulocity IoT - based solution enables the mail and telecommunications company to connect and register millions of devices quickly and securely. POST Luxembourg’s Smart City IoT offering can connect all parts of a city or enterprise property, providing the ability to monitor what and where anything is happening - which makes it more secure and potentially more energy efficient. It took POST Luxembourg less than six weeks to build a fully customized and secure IoT offering using Software AG’s Cumulocity IoT.

“Our Smart City service can give our customers deep insights into what’s happening across their properties or across the city. With Cumulocity IoT, our customers will be able to better manage their resources, parking, water, environment, efficiently control energy usage, manage traffic, and take advantage of numerous other applications. This ensures that our business and public service customers are better equipped to control or solve any potential threat or opportunity, as it arises.”Laurent Rapin, POST Luxembourg

POST Luxembourg has an M2M Managed Connectivity offering that connects more than 1.3 million cars across Europe. By connecting vehicles to Cumulocity IoT Platform, POST Luxembourg‘s customers can better manage their business with a variety of apps including Fleet Management, Crash Detection, Insurance Telematics and Eco-Driving.

“Cumulocity IoT is unique in that it provides service providers and enterprises with the ability to very quickly start with a limited scale, cloud-based IoT project and, as their sophistication grows, be confident to build IoT platform and IoT services that will grow effortlessly with them. Service providers and enterprises can develop and implement IoT services at the optimal balance between risk and ambition, at their pace, and at their choice.”Bernd Gross, SVP IoT and Cloud, Software AG


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11 - 15 June @ Hannover, Germany | Hall 17, Stand C44

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Wed Jun 13 2018

Software AG and Bilfinger SE Announce Strategic Partnership to Bring Fast, Low-Risk & Cost-Effective Services to the Process Industry with Cumulocity IoT

Software AG and Bilfinger SE Announce Strategic Partnership to Bring Fast, Low-Risk & Cost-Effective Services to the Process Industry with Cumulocity IoT

Software AG and Bilfinger SE Announce Strategic Partnership to Bring Fast, Low-Risk & Cost-Effective Services to the Process Industry

Software AG’s Cumulocity IoT platform will be embedded into Bilfinger’s Connected Asset Performance (BCAP) solution which provides a “smart” layer to manage existing plant equipment.

Customer benefits include continuous optimization of overall equipment effectiveness, preventative maintenance, prescriptive analytics and secure integration of IT and OT (operational technology) domains.

Software AG announces a strategic partnership with leading international industrial service provider Bilfinger SE to significantly reduce the risk, time to value and cost of Internet of Things adoption for companies in the process industry. The new venture Bilfinger Digital Next, the company’s center of competence for digitalization, will integrate Bilfinger’s Connected Asset Performance (BCAP) solution with Software AG’s Cumulocity IoT platform.

“We have brought the digitalization possibilities for our customers to a new level. We are now in a position to decisively shape the digital transformation in the process industry offering digital solutions that up to now were not available in the market. Easy, efficient and effective for our clients, we will manage all aspects of the digitalization transformation from technology, infrastructure, consulting to operational and business level support services. Software AG, through ADAMOS, has already established new, innovative ways of bringing the benefits of IoT to the discrete manufacturing industry. We are now doing this for companies in the process industry”Tom Blades, CEO, Bilfinger SE

BCAP significantly increases overall plant efficiency, reduces maintenance costs and downtime. The combination of BCAP and Cumulocity provides customers with rapid and comprehensive Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) analysis, the basis on which Opex enhancement measures are taken, therefore lowering operating costs. The technical integration of Cumulocity into BCAP significantly improves analytics providing a “smart” layer on existing equipment and the basis for optimal decisions concerning plant utilization and development.

“Bilfinger Digital Next is a hugely creative approach to lowering IoT entry barriers, limiting upfront investments and reducing complexity not only for large chemical, pharmaceutical and Oil & Gas enterprises, but also for medium sized companies. The technological integration of BCAP and Cumulocity IoT is exciting in its own right, but customer value is maximized through the breadth and depth of the IoT technology and the enterprise domain expertize and services available. Covering all aspects of digitalization Bilfinger Digital Next will significantly reduce customer risk and accelerate time to value”Karl-Heinz Streibich, CEO, Software AG


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Tue Jun 12 2018

Software AG will integrate TrendMiner portfolio into its leading Cumulocity IoT platform

Software AG will integrate TrendMiner portfolio into its leading Cumulocity IoT platform

Software AG acquires TrendMiner to expand time-series data used in AI algorithms into Cumulocity IoT platform

TrendMiner offers an intuitive self-service analytics platform for time-series-based data.

TrendMiner enables domain experts to analyze, monitor and predict the performance of manufacturing processes.

Software AG will integrate TrendMiner portfolio into its leading Cumulocity IoT platform.

Founded in 2008 and based in Hasselt, Belgium. TrendMiner specializes in visual data analytics for the manufacturing and process industry and will complement Software AG’s Cumulocity Internet of Things (IoT) and Industry 4.0 product portfolio. It enables manufacturing companies and the process industries to quickly and easily recognize patterns and trends in their process data, identify production irregularities, and adapt necessary process adjustments early - without the need for support from IT specialists or data scientists. TrendMiner’s plug-and-play software adds value immediately after deployment.

“TrendMiner provides an ideal fit into our Cumulocity IoT portfolio at a strategically decisive moment. We are in a phase of dynamic market development for IoT applications. Together with TrendMiner, we will be able to offer a leading streaming and visual time-series analytics platform – a unique combination.”Karl-Heinz Streibich, Software AG CEO

TrendMiner has specific expertise in the development and consulting of pattern recognition and analytics functionality for the oil and gas, life sciences and manufacturing sectors. Its customer base includes many global market leaders such as Total, BASF, Evonik, Covestro and Pfizer. The company has 50 percent of the top 50 companies of the chemical industry as customers.

“At TrendMiner, we share Software AG's vision for enabling organizations to fundamentally leverage the connected world. We believe every industry, but especially manufacturing and process industries, will be significantly transformed in this Internet of Things era. We are very excited with the opportunity to leverage the resources and proven IoT portfolio that Software AG delivers.”Bert Baeck, CEO and co-founder of TrendMiner


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Mon Jun 11 2018

MachNation Unveils 2018 IoT Device Management Scorecard: Software AG’s Cumulocity IoT Named a Leader

MachNation Unveils 2018 IoT Device Management Scorecard: Software AG’s Cumulocity IoT Named a Leader

MachNation Cites Cumulocity IoT’s Excellence in Device Lifecycle Management and Support for LWM2M plus Powerful Dashboarding

Software AG announces its Cumulocity IoT platform is rated a leading vendor amongst 17 global IoT vendors by IoT industry specialists and independent research firm, MachNation, in their 2018 IoT Device Management Scorecard (June 2018).

According to the MachNation report,

“Software AG has a particularly strong offering in the growing IoT device management ecosystem. MachNation believes this strength comes from its excellent device management capabilities; highly extensible device management dashboard capabilities and support for LWM2M.”

Software AG’s Cumulocity IoT device management is device agnostic and can be used by any business needing to connect gateway devices, machine assets, and edge platforms for smart device manufacturers, enterprises and telecom service providers. It can authenticate, provision, configure, monitor and maintain tens or millions of assets in order to manage their functional capabilities. Cumulocity IoT device management includes asset provisioning, firmware upgradability, security patching, and alerting and reporting on specific metrics associated with deployed IoT assets. Typical assets include IoT gateways, retrofitted and new industrial equipment, and other such devices.

“Enterprises should evaluate their IoT device management software based on requirements across four categories: excellence in lifecycle management capabilities; a cogent and robust architecture and security model; and a forward-thinking business strategy. By leveraging these requirements, enterprises ensure they are selecting a best-in-class platform for management of IoT devices. By choosing the right, high-quality device management, enterprises position themselves for long-term success in their IoT solution deployments.”Dima Tokar, Co-Founder and Head Analyst, MachNation

“We are thrilled with this most recent recognition of Cumulocity IoT’s device management capabilities – since the inception of its report last year, MachNation has rated our Cumulocity IoT as a leader in device management. Cumulocity IoT provides an open and comprehensive device management solution that helps enterprises and Service Providers address the challenge of deploying, managing and analyzing connected IoT assets – with no vendor lock in. Our customers, including Deutsche Telekom, Dürr, Gardner Denver, Octo Telematics, Trackerando, NTT Communications, Unlimit by Reliance Group, Zeiss and many more, are fundamentally transforming the way individuals interact with the world around them.”Bernd Gross, senior vice president, IoT and Cloud, Software AG


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An excerpt of MachNation ScoreCard’s evaluation of Cumulocity IoT can be downloaded here.




LIVE EVENT

CeBIT

11 - 15 June @ Hannover, Germany | Hall 17, Stand C44

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Mon May 14 2018

Cumulocity IoT @ IoT World, Santa Clara

Cumulocity IoT @ IoT World, Santa Clara

Doors Open at IoT World, Santa Clara

Software AG will be exhibiting the Cumulocity IoT portfolio at the IoT World in Santa Clara on 14-17 May 2018

Cumulocity IoT is an 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:

  • Connected Store & Real-Time Supply Chain Inventory Management
  • Real-Time Predictive Analytics at the Edge
  • Smart Manufacturing
  • How to Build an IoT Solution in 10 Minutes with Amazon Alexa

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Learn from the experts in IoT! We’ve helped countless telecommunications operators, mobile device manufacturers and businesses 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 two keynotes during the event.

09:30, Tue 15 May
"Effective IoT Implementation: Three Essential Considerations"
Bernd Gross, SVP IoT & Cloud, Software AG

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11:40, Wed 16 May
"Get Started With IoT: The Three Guiding Principles"
Bernd Gross, SVP IoT & Cloud, Software AG

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Find out how our IoT platform enables:

  • Fully Tailored IoT Device & Application Management for Service Providers
  • Pain-free NB-IoT, LoRa, Sigfox and LWM2M LPWAN Device Integration
  • Fully-Managed Virtual Platforms for Service Providers and Enterprises
  • Distributed IoT Architectures across Cloud, On-Premises and Edge
  • Rapid Containerised Microservice Feature Extensions
  • And much, much more…

 

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




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We look forward to meeting you at the IoT World, Santa Clara.

Wed May 09 2018

Software AG’s Cumulocity IoT Makes People, Pet and Property Tracking Easy for Trackerando

Software AG’s Cumulocity IoT Makes People, Pet and Property Tracking Easy for Trackerando

Software AG today announced the selection of its Cumulocity IoT platform by Trakerando, a forward-thinking GPS tracking solution provider, for use in its enhanced tracking services.

"Trackerando markets a broad portfolio of GPS tracking solutions for a variety of applications, including fleet management, personal car locating, people tracking, elderly patient monitoring, and pet recovery. To be successful, Trackerando relies on the provision of a high-quality, secure, and robust IoT solution - powered by Software AG’s Cumulocity IoT platform - that tracks vehicles, people and assets. >“It took us only six weeks from start to finish to build a fully customized IoT solution using Software AG’s Cumulocity IoT platform. This enables us to connect, monitor and track vehicles, people and assets in real-time and gain significant insights into the location of thousands of devices with diverse uses. Ultimately, Trackerando enables its customers to recover misplaced cars, monitor their children’s location, find lost pets and, on the industrial side, optimize fleet management routes and improve resource allocation.”Bodo Erken, Trackerando, CEO

One increasingly important area is the growing need for in-home monitoring of elderly people.

“With the placement of sensors around a home and the use of a wearable device, the wellness and safety of elderly people living independently can be remotely monitored through their movement, location, interactions and vital signs. Abnormal situations can trigger alarms for caregivers or family members. Equally, an elderly person can raise an alarm themselves by pushing a button on their device to call for immediate help”Bodo Erken, Trackerando, CEO

Bernd Gross, senior vice president, IoT and Cloud, Software AG noted:

“Trackerando’s focus on their customers’ requirements ensures that they stay ahead in the competitive tracking market. Founding their IoT solution on Software AG’s Cumulocity IoT ensures that Trackerando can maintain their focus whilst simultaneously taking advantage of the continuous evolution of the leading carrier-grade IoT platform. Also, Cumulocity customers can take full advantage of Software AG’s Digital Business Platform for industry-leading integration, business process management, advanced analytics and machine learning capabilities.”


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LIVE EVENT


Digital HealthCare World Congress

8 - 9 May 2018 @ London, UK

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UPCOMING EVENTS


iot world

14 - 17 May 2018 @ Santa Clara, US

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Thu Apr 26 2018

Software AG IoT Innovation Tour 2018 – Germany, Austria and Switzerland

Software AG IoT Innovation Tour 2018 – Germany, Austria and Switzerland

Fancy an espresso hit from the IoT?

Software AG will show Cumulocity IoT in many cities throughout Germany, Austria and Switzerland on IoT Innovation Tour 2018

The vision of more efficient production processes, operational cost reductions, improved customer loyalty, as well as new "smart" business models is becoming reality for many companies – on our IoT Innovation Tour 2018!

Join us at one of our 6 stops. Our half-day events provide answers to questions such as: How is the internet of things developing? What business opportunities arise for you? What experiences have other companies already gained with the IoT?


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The event will focus on our experiences with successful IoT solutions and demonstrations how real implementations work in practice:


  • Edge Analytics – A must for any Industry 4.0 architecture
  • IIoT in a Box – Integrated IoT services to take away
  • IoT Logistics – Real-time monitoring of a supply chain
  • IoT Coffee to Go - Espresso from the Internet of Things

Further trend-setting impulses are provided during the final panel discussion with a combination of users, experts and partners.


Have we gained your interest? If so, then sign up for the IoT Innovation Tour 2018 and experience the digital revolution available at your fingertips!

We look forward to meeting you at the IoT Innovation Tour 2018!


We’ll be joined by:

Cap Gemini DELL
EATON NTERRA
Pepperl Fuchs Trackerando
STW Software AG Global Consulting Services

Thu Apr 19 2018

Software AG’s Cumulocity IoT Platform Powers STW’s Remote Monitoring of Transport for London Buses

Software AG and Telefónica complete collaboration agreement to offer the best IoT solutions


Software AG today announced how STW (Sensor-Technik Wiedemann) is implementing a solution, powered by Software AG’s Cumulocity IoT platform, for remote condition monitoring of exhaust gas treatment systems retrofitted to London buses as part of the Greater London Authority’s plans to create an Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ). HJS Emission Technology is the company that will provide the high-efficiency emissions systems to the Transport for London (TfL) buses, coupled with its UK partner, Emission Engineering Ltd (EEL).

By 2021, more than 5,000 buses in London’s public transport network are to be retrofitted with HJS Emission technology’s SCRT (Selective Catalytic Reduction Technology), which uses particle filters and catalytic converters, to reduce soot particles and nitrogen oxide (NOx). STW’s TC1 Telematics Controller (with built-in GPS) will also be fitted onto each bus in order to monitor their emissions at any time or location.

“We have taken Software AG’s Cumulocity IoT platform and rebranded it ‘STW machines.cloud’ as our IoT solution for the collection of data from on-board devices such as our TC1 and TC3G telematics modules. STW machines.cloud provides user and device management and can connect, monitor and analyze operations in real-time. HJS will use it to gain significant insights into the vast amount of data streaming from the embedded devices in retrofitted buses in London. The data are the basis for documented evidence towards TfL. Ultimately, HJS can use the big data to detect patterns alerting them to problems in either their system or the bus engines. Implementing algorithms in the telematics modules evolves the big data into smart data, reduces the amount of data transmitted, and enables predictive maintenance which ensures they can avoid unnecessary preventive actions and breakdowns.”Dr Michael Schmitt, CEO, STW

STW machines.cloud can be used on a personal computer or mobile device via a web interface. In this instance, each device on board a bus is monitored and tracks not only engine emissions, but also technical data, faults, routes, locations, and fuel consumption. The data collected can then be visualized using SCADA widgets in real-time and present sophisticated diagnostics enabling real-time updates and calibration.

“machines.cloud is the perfect combination of STW’s industrial sensor technology and machine expertise with Software AG’s open, carrier-grade Cumulocity IoT platform. The Cumulocity IoT platform includes a range of pre-packaged solutions such as Condition Monitoring, Predictive Maintenance and Track & Trace, as well as quick and easy device and sensor management, thus bringing the worlds of IT and operational technology (OT) together. Extending these capabilities, Cumulocity IoT customers can take full advantage of Software AG’s Digital Business Platform for industry-leading integration, business process management, advanced analytics and machine learning capabilities.”Bernd Gross, senior vice president, IoT and Cloud, Software AG


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LIVE EVENT


iot tech expo

18 - 19 April 2018 @ London, UK

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UPCOMING EVENTS


hannover Messe

23 - 27 April 2018 @ Hannover, Germany

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iot world

14 - 17 May 2018 @ Santa Clara, US

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