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SAP wants manufacturers to embrace cloud computing

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SAP has introduced a new suite of products to make it easier for manufacturers to manage and monitor their systems and work with other parts of the supply chain, using cloud computing and the Internet of Things (IoT). The new offerings from the European software giant include'SAP Digital Manufacturing Cloud for execution', which integrates business systems with the shop floor, allowing for component and material-level visibility for single and global installations, while'SAP Digital Manufacturing Cloud for insights' focuses on data-driven performance management. A'Predictive quality' offering allows manufacturers to apply predictive algorithms that can reduce losses from defects, deficiencies or variations, and recommend corrective actions. SAP also unveiled its manufacturing network, a cloud-based collaborative platform integrated with SAP Ariba that connects customers with manufacturing service providers, such as suppliers of 3D and CNC printing services, or material providers in order to collaborate across the entire manufacturing process, from design to part production. Using SAP's system, manufacturers can work together on design, highlight changes and suggest alternatives, link design discussions and data to request for quotations, and obtain price from one or multiple suppliers for parts and initiate the buying process.


Manufacturing executives: your cloud moment

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Remember when software was sold, shipped and installed from boxes of disks and documentation? The shift to cloud, and specifically Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) delivery, changed that; it also changed the way software was designed, priced, sold, and licensed. While many software vendors fought the demand for cloud services, its disruption also came with unique benefits. Ultimately that cloud moment, the benefits of shifting to a SaaS business model, provides lessons for today's industrial manufacturers in the Internet of Things (IoT) and Digital Twins. "The job is no longer to sell as much software as possible.


What is Behind Carbon's Manufacturing Industry Revolution?

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Have you ever held data in your hands? You may think, "touch data?" It exists in spreadsheets, inside machines, in your mind. I thought the same until last Fall when I had a unique opportunity to hold an actual physical manifestation of data produced by a Carbon 3D printer -- an Adidas sneaker. Holding that printed sneaker was a personal "aha moment" signifying pivotal technological advancements– proof of how tomorrow's innovations are happening today.


What is Behind Carbon's Manufacturing Industry Revolution?

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Have you ever held data in your hands? You may think, "touch data?" It exists in spreadsheets, inside machines, in your mind. I thought the same until last Fall when I had a unique opportunity to hold an actual physical manifestation of data produced by a Carbon 3D printer -- an Adidas sneaker. Holding that printed sneaker was a personal "aha moment" signifying pivotal technological advancements– proof of how tomorrow's innovations are happening today.


Hang Ten Software 2018 - HANG TEN SOFTWARE

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