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Live Business Is Connected – Highlights from Hannover Messe 2016

At the world’s largest fair for industrial technology SAP and Partners were showing their latest innovations


A smart factory for the digital age, a connected product lifecycle and Big Data Analytics in Manufacturing – those were only some of the highlights at this year’s SAP booth at Hannover Messe in Hall 7. On top of the real-world showcases, deep dive expert sessions featured various aspects of the Internet of Things, whereas the demo pods at the SAP and Partner booth demonstrated the freshly launched Asset Intelligence Network and Predictive Maintenance and Services capabilities, as well as future scenarios for example Predictive Quality.

Connected Manufacturing: Smart Factory for the digital Age


A keyring with a built-in smart chip and custom-designed shell was manufactured right at the SAP booth. The special feature of this showcase was that, instead of following the conventional model for enterprise integration, all processes were connected in a decentralized way—from the customer order

to quality control, and from the production line to enterprise systems. This enables rapid and highly efficient job production.

SAP Asset Intelligence Network

SAP launched its SAP Asset Intelligence Network (AIN), a novel business network that helps manufacturers, service providers, and equipment operators to exchange data with one another through a single cloud-based platform. This network is based on SAP HANA Cloud Platform.

AIN Launch Video:

SAP Predictive Maintenance and Service

Based on SAP HANA, helps to analyze large volumes of operational data in order to identify known failure scenarios in production processes. Predictive insights can be given in real time. The SAP Predictive Maintenance and Service solution (PMS) is now available in the cloud and on premise.

Visual Manufacturing Solution – Co-Innovation With KAESER Kompressoren

Starting in June 2015, SAP and KAESER Kompressoren have been working closely together in a co-innovation project to realize KAESER’s vision of being a true Industry 4.0 company.This vision includes a “paperless factory” – from 3D design to the shop floor, to lot size 1, and to SAP’s Visual Enterprise. First results have been presented at the Hannover Messe. Take a peek at Visual Manufacturing!

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