What makes a good IIoT partner?
As manufacturers are making investments to digitally transform their business, there are several key criteria they are using to select a vendor(s) to support their IIoT projects. According to recent research of manufacturers that have deployed IIoT offers and solutions, the key elements to look for in your vendors include the following
1. Proven track record
Focusing on the key benefits of an IIoT investment such as internal improvements and cost containment will help raise the bar of the return on investment in IIoT, in turn, persuading C-suite management to invest.
2. Robust partner
Any IIoT solution will need technology elements from a variety of vendors; however, those vendors that can pull together a holistic IIoT solution through strategic technology partnerships should be strongly considered.
Vendors who have knowledge of the manufacturing sector and familiarity with your company’s pain points in specific business processes will help shorten the time to create an IIoT project concept to trial.
4. Interoperable approach to solutions
Vendors who employ an “open” approach to their technology offerings provide a flexible and future-proofed option for longer-term IIoT requirements. For a heterogeneous equipment environment, machine-to-machine communication is essential to driving efficiencies.