There is no escape – the forces of digital transformation are bound to impact ALL mid-market companies in the manufacturing space. For many of them, transforming the internal processes within their factory operations is a huge challenge. To support these clients, German Edge Cloud and IoTOS (both part of Friedhelm Loh Group; IoTOS was acquired recently) have joined forces with Bosch Connected Industry and launched a new solution – ONCITE, an industrial edge cloud appliance. This Expert View addresses three key questions: What are the main forces that are currently driving industrial mid-market companies to change? What are the key challenges for these industrial mid-market companies in adapting to these forces? Is the newly launched ONCITE platform an appropriate solution for these challenges?