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SAP-Siemens Alliance Offers Digital Promise but Raises Key Questions

Published: 27 August 2020

ID: G00732502

Analyst(s): Marc Halpern, Christian Hestermann, Rick Franzosa , Kristian Steenstrup , Simon Jacobson , Michelle Duerst

Summary

SAP and Siemens recently announced an alliance that advances Industrie 4.0 opportunities but raises questions about how these companies can successfully execute on their vision. Manufacturing CIOs must understand the possible benefits of this alliance yet weigh complications as they move forward.

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Gartner Recommended Reading

Note 1: Definitions of IT, OT and ET

Note 2: Examples of OT-Rich Manufacturers That Are Investing in IT/ET-Rich Companies

Note 3: SAP’s PLM Alliance

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