We are in a good position today to learn some valuable lessons from the first wave of digital factory projects in the market: there is a need for an agile DevOps approach to manage the digital factory as efficiently as possible. Dedicated platforms can help provide all these capabilities in an efficient and integrated way. Moreover, COVID-19 has triggered a shift in mindset in factory automation. In addition to production efficiency, agility is becoming much more relevant. This will lead to more investments into agility-enabling technologies such as IoT (internet of things), AI (artificial intelligence), robotics, edge computing, AR (augmented reality), and 5G.

The PAC RADAR is a tool for the holistic evaluation and visual positioning of leading software and ICT service providers on local markets. With the help of predefined criteria, PAC evaluates and compares providers’ strategies, development, and market position in addition to performance and competencies within specific market segments. 

For the PAC INNOVATION RADAR Open Digital Platforms for the Industrial World in Europe 2021 PAC screened and evaluated 67 relevant platform vendors in the European market in seven different segments, around specific focus areas:

Depending on their focus areas, the providers were positioned in one or more analyses. 


Press releases:
PAC INNOVATION RADAR Open Digital Platforms for the Industrial World in Europe 2021: agile and efficient scaling is key ​(July 29, 2020)
PAC INNOVATION RADAR Open Digital Platforms for the Industrial World in Europe 2021: auf agile und effiziente Skalierung kommt es an (29. Juli 2020)