Industry 4.0: Bosch and SAP Combine Expertise

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saby Angela Guess

A recent SAP press release reports, “Robert Bosch GmbH and SAP SE have formed a strategic partnership for the Internet of Things (IoT) and Industry 4.0. Both companies want to expand their collaboration on cloud technologies and software solutions. Their joint approach promises to speed up manufacturing and logistics processes and to increase the safety and quality of products and services for customers. ‘In order to make even better use of the major potential that connected industry holds, international companies must cooperate more closely than before, and they must base that cooperation on open standards,’ said Bosch CEO Dr. Volkmar Denner at the signing of the relevant memorandum of understanding. Bernd Leukert, member of the Executive Board of SAP SE responsible for Products and Innovation, added: ‘New solutions that offer a high degree of customer benefit will appear only when companies concentrate on their strengths and their core competencies while also pooling their respective strengths’.”

The release goes on, “To this end, there are plans to enable customers to use the SAP HANA database in the Bosch IoT Cloud. The aim is to process large quantities of data for IoT applications in real time. In addition, Bosch and SAP will work to combine their software and cloud expertise in the future. Bosch IoT microservices will be available on SAP HANA Cloud Platform as a way to connect different devices and components. This includes enabling secure and more efficient connectivity for vehicles, manufacturing machinery, or tools with various, and preferably, open platforms. The aim is always to offer customers new, smart services.”

Read more at SAP.

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