Siemens Xcelerator is a new open and digital business platform. It promotes collaboration and exchange between customers, partners and developers, thus advancing numerous innovations.
Siemens Xcelerator: total package of three components.
The new Siemens Xcelerator platform is used in the areas of industry, buildings, networks and mobility. Here, it accelerates the digital transformation and thus increases the added value of these industries. Siemens Xcelerator ensures faster, simpler and more scalable digitalization. The platform consists of three components: selected hardware components from the Internet of Things, software as well as digital offerings from Siemens and other providers, a selected ecosystem of partners that is constantly evolving, and a growing market of interactions and transactions between developers, partners and customers.
“Siemens Xcelerator makes it easier for companies to navigate digital transformation faster and at scale,” said Roland Busch, CEO of Siemens AG. “By connecting the real and digital worlds in operations and information technology, we enable customers and partners to increase productivity and competitiveness and drive innovation.” Siemens is constantly developing its own portfolio into open applications. The focus is on cloud-based solutions, as-a-service usage and IoT-enabled hardware. The latter can be constantly updated so that it can be used for a long time.
No company can meet the requirements of the digital business platform on its own. This is how Siemens Xcelerator creates added value for all stakeholders. Collaboration and exchange between customers, developers and partners is facilitated, making it a fast-growing system. Siemens is designing its entire portfolio of software and hardware to be modular and cloud-based step by step, and is relying on standard interfaces (application programming interfaces, APIs). Technical and commercial governance will also ensure high quality standards.
Siemens Xcelerator: Building X for building automation
As part of Siemens Xcelerator, the company is also announcing its new SaaS offering. The offering, called Building X, is a smart building suite. It acts as a central reference source. The goal is to minimize the complexity of digitization and help customers achieve carbon neutrality goals. Building X is a data and analytics suite that works end-to-end, breaking down data silos in energy management, security and building maintenance. It is modular and fully cloud-based in the process. Building X also offers AI-based applications, strong connectivity, and cybersecurity.
Another key element for Siemens’ portfolio is the acquisition of US-based Brightly Software. This provides software in the areas of plant and maintenance management. The acquisition combines the expertise of both companies. Siemens is also planning to integrate the Industrial IoT solutions as Industrial Operations X. This will create a combination of applications from sensors to maintenance management. This will create a combination of applications from sensor to edge to cloud. The Industrial Operations X IoT solution combines data from the real world with the digital world of information technology and provides automation here.
Siemens Xcelerator specially tailored for SMEs
The launch of the Siemens Xcelerator platform represents the next step in the digitization strategy. This is primarily intended to open up new customers for small and medium-sized enterprises.