With Intrexx "Industry 4.0" isn't just a buzzword

United Planet helps companies to become "Smart Factories"

Freiburg, (PresseBox) - Everyone's talking about "Industry 4.0" and nevertheless many companies are at risk of missing out on this opportunity. Whereas others are only now starting to think about it, the German software producer United Planet has long dealt with this theme. Their product Intrexx supports companies in connecting and digitizing their production.

"Industry 4.0" is currently one of the key economic projects. It's all about digitizing production flows - from manufacturing via logistics to the customer. For example, what we already know about traceable parcels, has so far only partially been adopted in industry.

The aim is that development should soon progress such that machines, resources and people are interlinked in the "Smart Factory" and automatically work together. Stocks of raw materials or components can easily be monitored, which increases productivity. Moreover, the production is digitally controlled, which may go so far that customers are directly connected to the factory floor and can immediately request a customized product.

The German company United Planet is one of the pioneers in this field. Their motto is "not only talk about Industry 4.0, but simply do it!" For many years they have been supporting customers in linking business processes. Intrexx can easily create software processes that respond to measurement signals and trigger automated actions.

The great advantage of the processes created with Intrexx is that they are platform independent and can work with any hardware. This allows enormous potential savings compared to solutions that are restricted to specific hardware, and promises a rapid return on investment.

The specific application in one of the leading Swiss hydro-electric power companies, the KWO, demonstrates some of the ways in which Intrexx makes it possible to integrate elements of Industry 4.0 in business processes. Here approximately 50,000 signals from cameras and sensors are recorded, processed and displayed in the enterprise portal every day. So everything can be fully understood and controlled - whether it concerns which doors are open or what temperature the cooling systems have. In addition Intrexx enables a far-reaching data integration. Thus staff and visitors can easily obtain a wide range of information through the corporate portal, for example, current local avalanche warnings, or current electricity rates on the stock exchange.

Intrexx offers an affordable solution for entry to the world of "Industry 4.0" and automation, especially for small and medium sized companies who have previously been deterred from investing. With Intrexx, not only can processes be controlled based on measurement data, but the company's enterprise portal becomes the digital control center for all operational processes!

For more information about Intrexx see:
http://www.unitedplanet.com/...

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United Planet GmbH

United Planet, with over 4,800 installations and more than 1,000,000 users of its portal and integration software Intrexx in the German-speaking market alone, is one of the market leaders in the sectors covering small and medium sized undertakings, public administration, and organizations such as hospitals. The company is led by Manfred Stetz and Katrin Beuthner.

Using the platform-independent standard software Intrexx, web-based applications up to complete intranets/enterprise portals with advanced functionality can be created much faster, and thus more economically, than with similar programs. Intrexx facilitates the creation of productive workflows and the generation of mobile apps for smartphones and tablet PCs from all manufacturers. Existing data from ERP systems, Microsoft Exchange, Lotus Notes, and any JDBC and OData data sources can easily be integrated with Intrexx and set in relationship to each other. The SAP-certified NetWeaver Gateway interface simplifies connection to the SAP system in an unprecedented manner. Even the directly competing Microsoft SharePoint software benefits from business functionality enhancements through the OData interface. The data integration capabilities of Intrexx are increasingly used as middleware to take unwanted complexity out of existing and heterogeneous software environments.

With Intrexx Share United Planet additionally offers a social business platform, which stimulates the exchange of knowledge and team work among employees, and integrates existing enterprise software into the communication process. In the Intrexx Application Store you will find hundreds of ready-made apps and complete industry portals, ready to download now.

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