Break Through the Complexity to Adopt Digital Solutions in your Industry
The AXULUS makes digitalization easy. As a cloud-based Digitalization Platform, it is easy to use and scalable in adoption. It provides your stakeholder network with the right methodology framework to succeed with digitalization.
Greatest challenges in implementing Digitalization (% of respondents)
THE MEETING AND POV PURGATORY
There has been a lot of activity across all industries to introduce digital solutions to increase performance and competitiveness. While many are driving strategic digitalization projects and Proof of Value efforts, according to a recent study, 95% of companies today are struggling to scale digitalization. Classical project management methodologies fall short to cut through the complexity, inherent to the technological diversity and interconnected stakeholders found in every digitalization effort.
CHALLENGES TO BE OVERCOME BEFORE COMPANIES CAN ADOPT DIGITAL SOLUTIONS AND GENERATE VALUE AT SCALE
One of the most consistent observations is that the vast majority of Industry 4.0 and Digitalization projects are driven based on a “Project Management Office” (PMO)-like approach. This means there are dedicated resources assigned to drive workshops, technology integration, and installations. This rather top-down approach runs the risk of IIoT initiatives being seen as “another project” by the rest of the organization, or even worse, as the next cost-cutting exercise, instead of a continuously ongoing change in innovation and value creation supported by the whole organization.
Within industrial settings, implementing Industry 4.0 technologies takes more time and effort, compared to applications in the consumer space, for a variety of reasons. Any industrial customer today depends on existing brownfield installations to run and operate their business—these are mostly highly complex and tailored to the targeted product. Managing this complexity manually would be a Sisyphean struggle. When industrial companies are integrating digital manufacturing and supply chain solutions with their customers, they need to continually adapt the solution stack to customer requirements. In addition, rolling out solutions in global production networks needs to be managed with digital, scalable workflows. Therefore, a scalable, structured solution and configuration management approach is essential.
Technological discussions are essential to provide a solution to a defined improvement area or challenge, but they are meaningful only after there has been a clearly defined use case with concrete and measurable value identified and captured within financial reporting systems. This means that each effort should start with an integrated value design, rather than technology. It needs to be integrated in the sense that the designed target value can be directly linked to an outcome —for example, process improvements enabled by the digital solution that generated a measurable value impact. Value and solution design need to be one integrated effort.
One of the most important observations is on how novel technology enables people in the right manner: digital solutions are only as good as the improvements they deliver in operations and processes. These operators do not care about the specifics of the technology stack – they care about the improvements it realizes for them. Therefore, involving these experts and operators in the process, enabling them to contribute effectively, and allowing them to be part of the solution design is essential.
HOW AXULUS DIGITALIZATION PLATFORM SIMPLIFIES DIGITALIZATION
Industry 4.0 Value Accelerator System
The complexity of introducing digital solutions into industrial operations can be overwhelming. Given the huge technological diversity and extended stakeholder networks to be managed, scaling digital solutions in industry are typically high complexity projects. We believe that digitalization efforts can and should be addressed by dedicated toolset that creates a scalable, continuous innovation and implementation processes for rolling out novel solutions.
With modern technologies dedicated systems are used to successfully manage high complexity projects like building a car configuration or sending a robot to Mars. The AXULUS Digitalization Platform is the system, that enables digitalization in industry as your successful mission.
AXULUS provides a scalable platform that manages templified use cases with a clear value design, to get solutions installed as aligned with your internal stakeholders and used by your internal and external customers. We firmly believe that AX Solution Frameworks provide ready to use technology templates for your toughest challenges. Although complexity is high, the AXULUS Modular Solution Designer can manage technology configurations custom fit for your installations. Don’t try to land on Mars based on PPT and EXCEL, let AXULUS be your configurator for digitalization success:
Innovation and adoption depend a lot on acceptance by stakeholders. A digital value accelerator can tremendously reduce barriers with well-defined wizards that guide users through innovation processes. Predefined templates and solutions can greatly accelerate the definition of use cases and solutions.
Modular use cases and solution designers can help manage complexity and variance by providing users with a continuously extended library of solution elements and integrations that can be combined to deliver the target value as well as the technical solution stack. In addition, each use case and solution stack can have a digital workflow to guide operators through the installation process, allowing them to cooperate globally with solution designers and experts as needed.
Digital value accelerators provide a process and data structure that cover industry 4.0 and IIoT innovation and rollout, creating datasets that can be analyzed to continuously improve and accelerate digitalization in industrial environments. AI-powered recommendation engines can propose solutions to operators or give solution designers hints on how to improve their concrete technological stack
Structured use case, solution, and process information enables further automation of today’s tedious tasks. For example, providing cloud-based services can be automated so that operators can work independently, rather than following lengthy installation procedures in a joint effort with IT.