With the resource check , companies can check on the website of the VDI Zentrum Ressourceneffizienz GmbH how the digital transformation of their production processes can contribute to increasing resource efficiency. Users simply have to answer six questions: for example, whether they have methods for virtual product development or use the digital factory, or whether they have automated their processes and made them more flexible. The resource check evaluates the answers and estimates the saving potential resulting from digitization. There are also checklists and examples of good practice. The checklists can be used to identify potential for resource efficiency in the company.

A process visualization system also provides deeper insight into digitization. the stakeholders in the product life cycle provide an illustration with more detailed information – the company, the energy provider, the supply chain, customers and users and their IT networking. In addition to the best techniques available, examples of implementation and projects are provided.