German software group SAP and US conglomerate GE wish to collaborate more closely in the field of IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things). The objective of the cooperation is to develop new standards and deploy IoT technologies more rapidly.
In concrete terms, this means, in a first step, integrating the operating system Predix from GE Digital in the SAP HANA cloud platform. Predix is a cross-industry cloud product specifically for industrial data and analytics.
The cooperation between the two companies will also encompass asset management with the SAP Asset Intelligence Network and the development of industry solutions for the oil and gas industry. Both companies are already members of the Industrial Internet Consortium , in which companies and universities work on the development of new standards and applications. SAP already has agreements similar to that entered into with GE with Bosch and Siemens.