SAP and GE Digital said Wednesday they are collaborating in the area of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).
Building on the respective strengths of GE Digital and SAP, the companies plan to focus their initial efforts on opportunities to strengthen the integration between GE’s Predix operating system and SAP HANA Cloud Platform.
The companies also intend to collaborate in the area of asset management, including SAP Asset Intelligence Network, and to explore and design use cases to enable the “Things to Outcomes” vision for customers in the oil and gas industry, according to SAP.
The initial beneficiaries of the outcome of this collaboration will be customers in the oil and gas industry, stated SAP.
“The cross-collaboration between GE and SAP will allow us to create opportunities for the Industrial IoT ecosystem,” said Denzil Samuels, global head of Channels & Alliances at GE Digital. “The partnership is an ongoing effort to expand joint go-to-market capabilities and accelerate innovation in rapidly growing markets for cloud platforms.”
SAP and GE are both leading members of the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC). This international network of companies and universities is driving the implementation of the Industrial IoT in several areas, including manufacturing.