Breaking Out of
Vendor Lock-In with
Vendor lock-in is top among common future-related concerns for controls engineers.
It’s critical to plan for the expansion of your plant floor without limiting yourself to a single vendor. Many manufacturers are opting to standardize across the plant floor with industrial connectivity solutions that enable them to act more strategically.
Follow the path
out of vendor lock-in with standardized connectivity:
CONTACT an industrial connectivity expert to learn how you can leave vendor lock-in behind and start planning for your future plant floor today.
Faced with the urgent need to connect, enterprises risk the following:
Without standardization through an open data connectivity solution, controls engineers face greater costs of software and training while limiting potential future plant floor expansion. And in the short-term, data remains stagnant and siloed without real-time connectivity.
Harnessing Tools to Scale Across the Enterprise
Standardization on open connectivity provides the plant floor visibility needed to inform smarter, data-backed decisions.
ThingWorx® Kepware® Server enables controls engineers to break out of vendor lock-in with standardized, open connectivity. This allows them to strategize with manufacturing systems that can connect to any asset—whether those assets already exist or could be added in the future.
Future-Proofing Your Data
with Standardized Connectivity
With ThingWorx Kepware Server, controls engineers can utilize the equipment that works best for their operational environment with seamless connectivity. Furthermore, they can benefit from new, valuable features built on years of connectivity expertise.
• Using proprietary connectivity and
becoming “locked in” with a certain vendor
• Purchasing more expensive equipment or systems
• Settling for lower-quality products
• Making change management more difficult
and time consuming