The consolidation of new digital ecosystems requires significant changes. Those companies that have an EOS, can unify, under a single platform, the business and its processes, the technology and machinery, and the people who orchestrate all the work.
Today the world is witnessing the Fourth Industrial Revolution, which based on the Internet of Things (IoT) and Cyberphysical Systems, is reconfiguring markets. Although Industry 3.0 drove the automation of machinery and processes, Industry 4.0 goes further, focusing on the consolidation of digital ecosystems that involve all the players in the economic environment.
The consolidation of new digital ecosystems requires significant changes in value streams as products and services increasingly require customization to meet growing customer expectations. Thus, real-time data analysis becomes the essential raw material for the understanding of trends and the basis for timely and correct decision-making to take advantage of global market opportunities quickly and efficiently.
Companies that want to successfully evolve to Enterprise 4.0 should adopt an End-To-End perspective. First, they must integrate and automate vertical processes throughout the organization, from the development and purchase of products to manufacturing, logistics and service; with the purpose of generating information on operation processes, process efficiency, quality management and operation planning, in real time.
On the other hand, there must be a horizontal integration that extends beyond internal operations, including all the key players in the value stream to plan, monitor, evaluate, redefine the strategy and execute on real time, based on reliable and timely information coming not only from the internal operation, but from the ecosystem itself.
Having valuable information requires the standardization of the data model of the companies, and that these can be visualized in real time and with interoperability between the processes; it also requires external connection with a set of analytical tools for the existing and new data . However, according to PWC¹ analysts, ERP systems do not have all the capabilities to handle the most sophisticated data trends, analytical methods, or algorithms required to provide the most advanced Business Intelligence model, indispensable in the era Industry 4.0.
International experts believe that the EOS (Enterprise Operating System) is the natural alternative to ERP and a prerequisite for Industry 4.0². The EOS is the only technological platform capable of reflecting the reality of the company, thanks to the fact that it allows transactional, online and real-time operation. Those companies that have an EOS, can unify, under a single platform, the business and its processes, the technology and machinery, and the people who orchestrate all the work.