Businesses that are digitally transforming their operations need an ecosystem of partners that can help them simplify technology deployments and quickly achieve goals like higher productivity. The Digital Partner Program from Rockwell Automation—a provider of industrial automation and digital transformation—is designed to connect companies to expertise and systems from market leaders like Accenture, Microsoft, PTC, Ansys, and Eplan in order to streamline the implementation and enhance the quality of digital initiatives.
Through the Digital Partner Program, businesses are meant to consult with industry advisors to create roadmaps for their digital initiatives and learn how industrial IoT concepts like digital twin, the factory of the future, and a connected workforce can improve their uptime and efficiency. During implementation, businesses should have access to integrated hardware, software, and turnkey systems from industry leaders that improve business performance leveraging their existing assets.
“Seamlessly connecting all levels of a business and turning raw data into powerful insights happens when devices are integrated and data is standardized,” says Blake Moret, CEO and chairman of Rockwell Automation. “No one vendor can do this alone. Instead, companies need an ecosystem of proven partners with the right mix of expertise and technologies to expand what’s humanly possible.”
Digital Program partners each bring their own expertise that should collectively create an ecosystem enabled to deliver a unified, integrated experience. For example, Accenture could work with companies to create a business plan, develop use cases with ROI and maximize the value of those use cases across the enterprise. Microsoft could help companies access high-quality data from intelligent edge to intelligent cloud to drive better decision making companywide. PTC could help companies connect devices and systems from the edge to the cloud, and use augmented reality (AR) technology to see systems and solve problems in new ways. Ansys and Eplan could help solve complex challenges and become part of the digital thread which helps companies be more productive in their design, operation, and maintenance activities.
The collaboration with PTC has already allowed the Digital Partner Program to create FactoryTalk InnovationSuite which is designed to simplify how businesses connect the growing number of smart technologies in their operations. Now, they are building a partner ecosystem to help customers in a broader capacity, by integrating PTC and Rockwell Automation’s technologies and services to allow customers to transform their business by using the tools they are familiar with, only tailored to their individual needs.