Digital Enterprise

Getting the physical and virtual worlds talking

Digitalisation changes everything: The way we stay informed, the way we travel, the way we buy things  – and the way products are manufactured. This increases the pressure on manufacturers and opens up new business opportunities at the same time.


By getting the virtual worlds of design, testing and simulation talking with the physical world of production you can, no matter where your starting point, unlock your Digital Enterprise for a more competitive future. 

Discrete industries

Digital Enterprise for discrete industries

Increasing complex consumer demand such as customisation and same day delivery, as well as shorter innovation cycles and environmental and regulatory pressures are driving the need for manufacturing speed, flexibility, quality and efficiency.


The Digital Enterprise Suite offers the manufacturing industry integrated software and hardware solutions that can be used to seamlessly integrate and digitalise the entire value-added chain, including suppliers. The result is a digital twin that uses a data model to depict the product, process, and manufacturing.


It is also essential to respond flexibly and efficiently to the individual requests of the customers. Products need to get to the market as quickly and simply as possible and at the lowest possible price. Focusing on automation alone is no longer sufficient.


For both manufacturing companies and mechanical engineers to fully benefit from digitalisation, the comprehensive, shared database needs to extend from product design to production planning, engineering, production, and services. It also has to incorporate the suppliers and customers.


The experience acquired along the entire value chain then flows back into the design and development processes, creating a beneficial cycle.


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See what a Digital Enterprise is made of

To help customers leverage the potential of Industry 4.0. Siemens already offers a portfolio of solutions that comprises the four core elements of the digital enterprise. With the scalable solutions, companies in the manufacturing and process industries can invest in Industry 4.0 to become completely and comprehensively digitalised across the entire value chain.

Explore the Digital Enterprise with our interactive infographic!

The Future of Manufacturing is digital

Big Data: By 2020, the amount of data worldwide will grow to 44 zettabytes with 10% attributed to the Internet of Things

According to 52% of the world’s CEOs, digitalization is expected to transform the industry

The lifecycle of products has decreased by 25%. New products must be developed and launched faster

Sources: Siemens AG, IDC, Statista, | 01.2016


The Siemens way to the Digital Enterprise

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Industrial servicesview more

Siemens offers both traditional and data-based services to unleash hidden potential and increase performance. For example Plant Data Services and MindSphere, the Siemens Cloud for Industry.

Industrial securityview more

With industrial security, Siemens offers a broad portfolio of products and services to implement the “defense in depth” strategy and protect industrial plants from cyber attacks. This portfolio covers both plant and network security and system integrity.

Industrial software and automationview more

Process industry

Siemens is paving the way to Industrie 4.0 through Integrated Engineering and Integrated Operations. The COMOS software enables comprehensive plant management projects throughout the entire lifecycle of industrial plants. The process control software SIMATIC PCS 7 combines scalable architecture with powerful engineering tools.

Manufacturing industry

The Digital Enterprise Software Suite is based on Teamcenter as a collaborative platform integrating Product Life Cycle Management (PLM), Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES), Totally Integrated Automation (TIA), and lifecycle and data analytics.

Industrial communicationview more

Siemens offers a comprehensive solution and service package from an all-in-one provider based on industrial ethernet and corresponding SCALANCE network components, open and future-proof PROFINET, and OPC UA – as well as industrial identification.

Digitalization complete!

Find out about the benefits

  • Edge to the market:

    Time to market decreases by up to 50% with the help of Siemens software solutions for the Digital Enterprise.

  • Integrated Automation Solutions reduce complexity and save up to 30% of engineering costs.

  • The industry consumes 25% of global energy. Virtual planning and development help increase productivity to save energy.

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Core elements

Four core elements to create the Digital Enterprise

Discover how software, communications, security and services shape the Digital Enterprise.

Digital Talks

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We bring you the next of our Digital Talks from some of the best of our people and the industry's people to your home, car, office or anywhere else to break down digitalisation into small, digestible and practical installs. If you're looking or inspiration as to why, and most importantly how, you can start to focus investment gradually in the right areas, so to future-proof your company, this podcast series is for you.


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