First things first. Before selecting a solution to implement, organizational alignment is the number one factor that can make or break a digital transformation initiative. A clear, shared understanding of each functional team’s priorities and desired outcomes is key to ensuring organizational alignment before initiating a project.
One of the most common industrial use cases of digital technology is asset management, and it may be tempting to try to create your own solution in-house. However, it’s unlikely you have the staff or tools needed to provide you with a true understanding of all industrial asset management data needed to address business objectives. Product lifecycle is an example – how do you keep track of lifecycle status for the scores of parts you have installed, from various manufacturers?