July 1, 2022
Siemens AG has launched an open digital business platform, Siemens Xcelerator, to accelerate digital transformation and value creation for customers of all sizes in industry, buildings, grids and mobility, the company reports. The business platform makes digital transformation easier, faster and scalable, according to Siemens.
Siemens Xcelerator includes a curated portfolio of internet of things (IoT) enabled hardware, software and digital services from across Siemens and certified third parties; an ecosystem of partners; and a marketplace to facilitate interactions and transactions between customers, partners and developers.
“Siemens Xcelerator will make it easier than ever before for companies to navigate digital transformation—faster and at scale,” says Roland Busch, president and CEO of Siemens AG. “By combining the real and the digital worlds across operational and information technology, we empower customers and partners to boost productivity, competitiveness and scale up innovations.”
“Our leading portfolio is transformed towards more open applications, with more cloud-based and as-a-service solutions and IoT-enabled hardware that can be constantly upgraded. At the same time, collaboration will reach a new level with a growing ecosystem of partners. Today's launch of Siemens Xcelerator, this week's acquisition of Brightly Software and our expanded partnership with NVIDIA are major milestones in implementing our strategy to accelerate high-value growth,” Busch concludes.
The open digital business platform facilitates interactions and fosters innovation between multiple parties—customers, partners, developers etc. With the launch of Siemens Xcelerator, step by step, Siemens will transform its portfolio of hardware and software to become modular, cloud-connected and built on standard application programming interfaces (APIs).
New SaaS Launch—Building X
Siemens announces the first new software-as-a-service offering as part of Siemens Xcelerator. Building X is a new smart building suite to create a single source of truth (SSOT) that takes complexity out of digitalization and supports customers to achieve net zero goals. It is an end-to-end data and analytics suite breaking down data silos across domains such as energy management, security and building maintenance.
Building X is a modular, fully cloud-based open software suite, with AI-enabled applications, connectivity and built-in cybersecurity.
On June 27, 2022, Siemens announced the agreement to purchase Brightly Software, a U.S.-based asset and maintenance management software company. The acquisition will add Brightly's capabilities across key sectors to Siemens' digital and software know-how in buildings. It will be a core element of the Siemens Xcelerator for Buildings portfolio.
Siemens also plans to integrate its industrial internet of things (IIoT) solutions for industry as Industrial Operations X, which brings together solutions and applications from sensor to edge to cloud, IoT as-a-service and low code development capabilities, as well as a wide range of ready-to-use-apps. It enables the fusion of data from automation with the digital world of information technology, enriched by Siemens' vertical IT/ OT integration knowledge and capabilities.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.
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