IDC PlanScape: Digital Platform Strategies for Industrial Machinery Manufacturers

IDC PlanScape: Digital Platform Strategies for Industrial Machinery Manufacturers

This IDC PlanScape looks at the importance of digital platform strategies for industrial machinery manufacturers. It discusses why manufactures have to integrate their operations much closer with ecosystem stakeholders than they did in the past. This includes closer integration with customers and closer collaboration with other third-party component manufacturers or software providers to increase value for the customer. This study describes the key elements of a digital platform strategy, the key stakeholders, and examples of how industrial machinery manufacturers can approach a digital platform strategy."Developing and executing digital platform strategies will be key for industrial equipment manufacturers to stay competitive and relevant for their customers in the long term. Scalable and secure digital platforms will be the centerpiece to connect all relevant ecosystem stakeholders," said Stefanie Naujoks, research director, IDC Manufacturing Insights, Europe.

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IDC PlanScape Figure
Executive Summary
Why Are Digital Platform Strategies important for Industrial Machinery Manufacturers?
What are the Key Elements of a Digital Platform strategy?
Cloud-Based Platforms
Value-Added Applications
Further Technical Key Elements
Key Elements of Enabling Customer-Facing and Back-Office Operations
Who are the Key Stakeholders?
How Can My Organization Take Advantage of Digital Platform Strategies?
Development of Apps that Deliver Customer Value
Development of Digital Sales Channels/Online Shops
Advice for Industrial Machinery Manufacturers
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