At its Microsoft Inspire event Tuesday, July 18, Microsoft announced that Siemens has been selected as a Microsoft Cloud for Manufacturing partner. This enhances Siemens’ ability to provide cutting-edge solutions while utilizing Microsoft’s robust knowledge, capabilities, and extensive resources.
Microsoft Cloud for Manufacturing seeks to bring a holistic, end-to-end approach to customers going through manufacturing digital transformations. Siemens’ market leading Teamcenter® software for Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) will be the first featured solution from the Siemens Xcelerator portfolio available through Microsoft Cloud for Manufacturing. This builds on a long-term relationship between Siemens and Microsoft – read the news of our recent collaboration to bring generative AI to manufacturing via Teamcenter and Teams.
Teamcenter, along with many other solutions from the Siemens Xcelerator portfolio, has been available for quite some time on Microsoft Azure. While organizations can still discover, purchase and deploy Siemens Xcelerator solutions through Azure, the purpose of Microsoft’s Cloud for Manufacturing is to curate collections of business applications that achieve specific business outcomes.
Microsoft Cloud for Manufacturing focuses on four primary objectives: enabling intelligent factories, creating resilient manufacturing supply chains, unlocking innovation and introducing new products, and modernizing manufacturing customer experiences. Teamcenter and the wider Siemens Xcelerator portfolio supports all of these objectives.
With its exceptional ability to integrate and manage data from diverse sources and vendors, Teamcenter fosters seamless collaboration and streamlines operations throughout the product lifecycle. Teamcenter connects people, processes and products across all product development and manufacturing through a single source of truth. Through the power of the world’s most comprehensive digital twin, companies rely on Teamcenter to plan, develop and deliver innovative products with first-time-right quality.
By harnessing the power of the Microsoft cloud, Siemens continues to be at the forefront of technological advancement in the manufacturing sector. The combination of Siemens’ expertise in industrial automation and digitalization with Microsoft Azure cloud infrastructure will drive transformative changes across industries, unlocking unprecedented levels of efficiency, agility and productivity.
“We are thrilled to be part of Microsoft Cloud for Manufacturing,” said Tony Hemmelgarn, President and CEO of Siemens Digital Industries Software. “This collaboration will enable us to deliver even more comprehensive and innovative solutions to our customers on the Microsoft Azure platform, empowering them to thrive in the evolving manufacturing landscape.”
Siemens’ participation in Microsoft Cloud for Manufacturing reinforces its commitment to driving digital transformation in the manufacturing industry. Together, Siemens and Microsoft will help manufacturers embrace the future by leveraging the most powerful technologies and reshaping how they design, produce and deliver products.
“Siemens’ expertise in integrating and managing data from diverse sources and vendors aligns with the goals of the Microsoft Cloud for Manufacturing initiative. Together, we will empower manufacturers to embrace digital transformation and achieve new levels of productivity and success,” said Dominik Wee, Corporate Vice President, Manufacturing and Mobility Industry, Microsoft.