Experton Vendor Benchmark 2016: Atos in Germany takes leading position in Industry 4.0 and the Internet of Things

Munich, 13 January, 2016

Atos, an international leader in digital services, is recognized as „Leader“ in Industry 4.0 and the Internet of Things (IoT) in the Vendor Benchmark of the Experton Group. The study examines and evaluates the main I4.0 / IoT providers in the German market. Atos in Germany is positioned in the leader quadrant in consulting and system integration in machine and plant engineering, in the automotive industry, in the transport & logistics sector and in the field of IoT platforms.

”Competent consulting and system integration play an important role in the digitization of the German industry, while the connectivity between machines for more efficient control is still in its infancy”, says Arnold Vogt of Experton Group, I4.0 and IoT Lead Advisor and project lead of the I4.0 / IoT Vendor Benchmark 2016. ”Currently customers are mostly looking for full service providers driven from departments to implement the digitization of single value added steps. In the future, however, the need for strategic approaches will increase”, Vogt adds.

Winfried Holz, CEO Atos Germany says: “The digitization of the economy creates new opportunities for customers and suppliers of IT services alike. Results of Atos both in IT services for the manufacturing industry and in the field of platforms underpin our commitment to play a leading role in both areas.”

“The excellent positioning of Atos in Industrial 4.0 results is due to the extensive industry experience of Atos, combined with the ability to implement solutions for our customers. With specially focused consulting solutions, we help our customers to develop and implement their specific industry 4.0 strategy”, adds Ulrich Ahle, responsible for Industry 4.0 at Atos in Germany.

In the category of consulting and system integration for the machine and plant industry, Atos puts its expertise in the manufacturing industry to the test and takes the top position within the leader quadrant. USPs are a strong partner network, as well as a strategic cooperation with the Fraunhofer IOSB at standardized Manufacturing Execution Systems Consulting (MES). Furthermore reference projects in the areas of Smart Industry Services, MES and PLM are convincing.

Atos is in the leading group in the category Consulting & Systems Integration in the automotive industry. One reason is the Connected Car platform where Atos provides cloud-based navigation and infotainment applications for vehicles in 50 countries. Atos has also set up successful cooperations, including one with the Fraunhofer Institute.

Finally, Atos receives a leading position within the leader quadrant in the category consulting and system integration for transport and logistics. The decisive factor is the Atos Warehouse Automation Solution ICAM, alongside which Atos adapted its consulting focus for IoT in logistics.

The IT platform plays an important role in the digitization of the industry, as it must manage the networked devices and bring together the necessary systems for data processing. In the vendor benchmark Atos is well positioned in the Leader quadrant in the category IoT platforms. Its own IoT platform convinced as well as a dedicated business unit with a focus on industry 4.0. The development of dedicated business models for industry 4.0 in the research project GEMINI finalize the holistic approach of Atos in industry 4.0 and the Internet of Things area.