CONTACT Wins ‘Best Factory Software of the Year’ Award for IoT

BREMEN, Germany, Apr 1, 2019 – For the second time in a row CONTACT’s IoT platform has been awarded the “Best Factory Software of the Year”. The Research and Application Center Industry 4.0 named Elements for IoT the winner 2019 in the category “Internet of Things”.

As part of this year’s “Factory Software of the Year” competition, the Industry 4.0 Research and Application Center at the Chair of Information Systems, Processes and Systems at the University of Potsdam evaluated the leading providers of software solutions for factories in the Internet of Things, Complete Solution, MES and Virtualization categories.

The open CONTACT Elements for IoT platform was particularly convincing due to its high level of interoperability and easy integration into existing structures. Coordinated best-in-class and open source components shorten the implementation time and help companies to realize innovative business models faster.

The jury evaluated the solutions presented according to differently weighted criteria. The concrete customer benefit was decisive with 25 percent, followed by compliance with standards and interoperability of the solution (19 percent). Platform suitability was weighted at 18 percent. Further criteria were investments in research and development as well as in customer communication.

Stefan Gregorzik, Product Manager Elements for IoT at CONTACT Software, comments: “The competition in the young field of IoT platforms is enormous. Therefore, this is a huge praise for our team. We are particularly happy about the jury’s excellent evaluation of the interoperability of Elements.”

About CONTACT Software

CONTACT is the leading vendor of open standard software and open source pioneer for the product engineering process and the digital transformation. Our products make it easier to organize projects, execute processes reliably and collaborate with others around the world on the basis of virtual product models and their digital twins. Our open technology and Elements platform are ideal for integrating additional IT systems and the Internet of Things to create end-to-end business processes. For more information, visit:

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