Nowadays, data and efficient data analysis normally make all the difference between success and failure for industrial companies, infrastructure providers, energy companies and many other sectors. With MindSphere, Siemens is now offering businesses in all these areas a cost-effective, scalable cloud-based Platform as a Service (PaaS) for developing applications. Designed as an open operating system for the Internet of Things, MindSphere enables users to improve plant efficiency by recording and analyzing large volumes of production data. It thus provides a solid foundation for applications and data-based services from Siemens and third-party providers in areas such as predictive maintenance, energy data management and resource optimization.
MindSphere can be deployed in next to no time and generates a development environment in which users can integrate their own applications and services. Mechanical engineers, for example, benefit from increased service efficiency, lower warranty expenses and help with implementing new business models. There is also a feedback loop to R&D for improved product enhancement. Meanwhile, increased uptime and optimum asset availability combined with more efficient maintenance make MindSphere an attractive option for plant operators, too. Last but not least, the open programming interfaces and scalable development environment of the new solution from Siemens help app developers produce their own applications faster.