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Digital Product Development: Design Thinking

8. August 2018
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Design Thinking is an approach for solving problems and finding new innovative ideas creatively. Products, which are developed that way, always consider the requirements of the user and how the product can fulfill them best.  Interdisciplinary teams work together in iterative processes, involve the customer right from the start and quickly develop first prototypes. Based […]

Digital Product Development Made Easy

26. July 2018
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Digital products are a very important part of digital transformation. This raises many questions, especially for SMEs: How to tackle the development of digital products? Which methodologies are available? Which one fits best? In our new series, we will show you what this is about and what is important in this context. The first article […]

How to realize your digital potential

2. July 2018
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German small and mid-sized companies can generate up to 126 billion Euro of additional added-value with consistent digital transformation until 2025. This is based on the McKinsey & Company’s study “Die Digitalisierung des deutschen Mittelstands”. In comparison to other industries the biggest potential can be found, amongst others, in the metal and electrical industry – namely […]

Top 10 Pain Points of the Industry – Scalability of software projects

18. June 2018
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9. Scalability of software projects Digital transformation and IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) put high requirements on the scalability of software projects. In times of Big Data and an increasing connectivity, software has to be highly efficient and flexibly expandable. The vertical as well as the horizontal scalability have to be taken into account. More […]

IT-Security: Take action to protect your plants

11. June 2018
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Industrial Security is about securing information technology in industrial plants, including their machines and systems. Not only the IT security of the company network is important, but the security of interconnected plants and production chains. They are part of flexible value-added networks, that, as part of the digital transformation, are increasingly used to produce ever-changing […]

MVP (Minimal Viable Product) – what is that?

24. May 2018
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The origin of the term Minimal Viable Products lies in the Silicon Valley. Is an idea promising? Can it work? Such questions can be answered quickly by using and MVP and without great expense or time. The goal is not to develop an all-embracing product, but rather to validate ideas and create the ability to […]

Smart Alarm: CEO Maximilian Wagner explains the benefits

2. May 2018

Would you like to get an idea of the success of your maintenance measures, to learn more about your collected alarm data and to keep the knowledge of your employees in your company? We explain how you can achieve this with Smart Alarm.

SMS digital at the AISTech 2018

27. April 2018
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This year, the world’s largest iron and steel technology conference and exposition (AISTech), on 7 – 10 May, is expecting more than 7,000 visitors and hosting over 500 exhibitors. At this steel industry event in Philadelphia, USA, experts meet to discuss new technologies to increase the productivity of steel plants. In addition, the AISTech offers […]

Software as a service in the cloud

23. April 2018
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Cloud computing is an important part of digital transformation. This includes the outsourcing of IT resources to a professional service provider – also called cloud provider.  The customer then accesses the corresponding IT-systems of the service provider via a web-based application. Basically, there are three different types of areas in which the companies can outsource […]

SMS digital at “Tube and wire 2018” – it’s worth a visit

16. April 2018
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From April, 14th until April, 20th, more than 2.600 exhibitors present their new products at the international trade fair for the cable, wire and tube industry in Düsseldorf. SMS digital is also represented at a joint booth (hall 7a, booth B04 / B05) with SMS group and is presenting its software solutions for the digital transformation […]

CADUNITY: First Test Users

16. February 2018
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CADUNITY the new marketplace for buying and selling high quality ECAD article data. The novel concept helps users of the marketplace to digitize their ECAD value added chain by getting standardized and quality-approved article data, that are ready to use. As of today, selected test users can put the first functionalities of the marketplace to […]

Genius CM – the early warning system moves into the cloud

26. January 2018
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The web application Genius CM, that by a constant monitoring of a plant, detects critical situations and reduces unplanned downtimes, has been moved to the cloud at the first customer. From now on the customer can use Genius CM on mySMS group. This results in many benefits compared to a local installation: the data is […]

Artificial Intelligence – SMS digital presents a new product PreQ

13. October 2017
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At the „Diskussionstag Strangpressen“ on 21st September 2017, Marc Pudelski, product manager at SMS digital, and Nora Rühmann, COO at SMS digital, presented the first prototype of the new application preQ. The vivid presentation of the digital application and its innovative way of development, was very well received. In the first proof of concept preQ […]

First MVP of Smart Alarm went live

11. April 2017
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On Friday, April 4th around noon, the time had finally come: The first alarm messages of a peeling machine have been visualized in real time with Smart Alarm. The project team was quite excited when the system went live after a more than one year long development time. Apart from the mere software development they […]

“Machine Diary” in validation phase

5. April 2017
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Based on customer interviews we designed a click dummy for our new product idea “Machine Diary”. The click dummy will now make it easier to visualize the added value in customer meetings. The click dummy can now be tested on the mySMS group platform. We are looking forward to your feedback!

First Data Challenge successfully finished

14. February 2017
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The Data Challenge has been a great success. We got throughout positive responds about our data and the chance to work with real steel plant data. Our jury invited our winner Florian from Berlin and our runner-up Thanish from India to the award session followed by a steel plant tour in Duisburg. We are looking […]

First customers on the mySMS group platform

10. January 2017
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We are happy to announce that the first two customers are now using the mySMS group platform. Since December last year Dillinger Hütte is making use of Spare Parts. Exiros, the purchasing company for SMS group’s customer Tenaris, is applying the Order Platform for the order transaction of PQSC plugs. In addition to the demo […]

Successful Kick-off of mySMS group

4. December 2016
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On October 10th, 2016 the mySMS group platform went online. As a first step we sent an e-mail to colleagues, who have already worked with us in the ideation phase and taken part in workshops, inviting them to register on the platform. We are happy to announce that over 80 colleagues have registered on the […]

First Open Data Challenge of SMS digital

28. November 2016
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The Data Challenge that started on October 13th is in full swing and has attracted wide interest. The task of the challenge is to analyze the data of a continuous slab caster by applying state-of-the-art data mining and analytics methods, with the goal of improving the prediction of longitudinal cracks and defects of slabs in […]

Smart Services: Case Competition 2016 finished

24. November 2016
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As part of the lecture „Service Design & Engineering“ students of the RWTH University Aachen have presented their ideas on Smart Services in July. The task of the Case Competition 2016 was to analyze the numerous and different kinds of data of a steel plant and to develop a business model for innovative, value adding services, […]

Changes in the Privacy Policy

24. November 2016
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Data protection and transparency are very important to us, therefore we want to point out that we have made changes to our privacy policy. These are the most important changes: •       The information about the storage of server log data and about the usage and storage duration of cookies have been complemented and specified. • […]

Order Platform Click Dummy Available Now

5. November 2016
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After the evaluation of the interviews with customers and colleagues and on the basis of the first scribbles we have now created a click dummy for the Order Platform. We will use it for customer presentations in order to better visualize the added value. The click dummy is now available on the mySMSgroup platform.