ROTTERDAM, Netherlands (Mendix World), Apr 17, 2019 – Siemens announces the immediate availability of Mendix for MindSphere, bringing the powerful and transformational digitalization and business benefits of Mendix software, the world’s leading low-code application development platform for the enterprise, to software development for the industrial internet of things (IoT). MindSphere, the cloud-based, open IoT operating system from Siemens, provides developers with open APIs, services and the support needed to quickly and easily build, test and deliver MindSphere applications. Mendix was acquired by Siemens in 2018, and this integration is the first step in leveraging the investment in the low-code software developer to help bring new leading-edge industrial software solutions to market.
The Mendix for MindSphere integrated solution, announced as part of the company’s Spring ’19 Release at Mendix World, is a key innovation driver for IoT, which will help accelerate the time-to-value for industry investments in connected sensor technology. The Mendix application platform’s AI-assisted, visual development model expands the pool of talent available to develop IoT applications. Business developers, domain engineers, and plant operations staff — in addition to professional developers — can now build advanced IoT solutions without the need for coding.
“Innovative MindSphere applications are being created everyday by Siemens, our partners and our customers,” said Tony Hemmelgarn, president and CEO at Siemens Digital Industries Software. “With technology from Mendix, we can empower customers, regardless of technology background, to use low-code development to transform the way they approach and solve business problems. Adding the ability to create native MindSphere applications using the Mendix no-code/low-code approach can provide capabilities that are unmatched by any other industrial IoT provider.”
In a commissioned study of IoT decision makers conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of Siemens in February 2019, 46% of respondents reported that partners developing vertical industry applications would be the most helpful to their organizations. At 43%, OEMs who incorporate edge technologies into their devices was the second top response.
Companies need cost-effective ways to quickly build industry-vertical IoT applications and leverage built-in connectivity with edge devices. The Mendix and MindSphere integration is a single solution that addresses these needs as well as the challenge of a dramatic shortage of development talent. By expanding the pool of human capital available in an enterprise to support the development process, and radically accelerating that process through the low-code platform, companies can achieve a faster, greater return on their IoT investment.
For further information on how to use Mendix with MindSphere, please see https://developer.mindsphere.io/howto/howto-app-mendix.html
About Siemens Digital Industries Software
Siemens Digital Industries Software is a leading global provider of software solutions to drive the digital transformation of industry, creating new opportunities for manufacturers to realize innovation. With headquarters in Plano, Texas, and over 140,000 customers worldwide, Siemens Digital Industries Software works with companies of all sizes to transform the way ideas come to life, the way products are realized, and the way products and assets in operation are used and understood. For more information on Siemens Digital Industries Software products and services, visit www.siemens.com/plm.
About Siemens Digital Industries (DI)
Siemens Digital Industries (DI) is an innovation leader in automation and digitalization. Closely collaborating with partners and customers, DI drives the digital transformation in the process and discrete industries. With its Digital Enterprise portfolio, DI provides companies of all sizes with an end-to-end set of products, solutions and services to integrate and digitalize the entire value chain. Optimized for the specific needs of each industry, DI’s unique portfolio supports customers to achieve greater productivity and flexibility. DI is constantly adding innovations to its portfolio to integrate cutting-edge future technologies. Siemens Digital Industries has its global headquarters in Nuremberg, Germany, and has around 75,000 employees internationally.
About Siemens AG
Siemens AG (Berlin and Munich) is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality for more than 170 years. The company is active around the globe, focusing on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalization. One of the largest producers of energy-efficient, resource-saving technologies, Siemens is a leading supplier of efficient power generation and power transmission solutions and a pioneer in infrastructure solutions as well as automation, drive and software solutions for industry. With its publicly listed subsidiary Siemens Healthineers AG, the company is also a leading provider of medical imaging equipment – such as computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging systems – and a leader in laboratory diagnostics as well as clinical IT. In fiscal 2018, which ended on September 30, 2018, Siemens generated revenue of €83.0 billion and net income of €6.1 billion. At the end of September 2018, the company had around 379,000 employees worldwide.
Further information is available on the Internet at www.siemens.com.
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