TCS demonstrates “Bringing Life to the Connected Digital Enterprise” with CoE launch in Cincinnati

By Robert Lyons

A recently launched Industrial low-code/no-code Center of Excellence (CoE) in Cincinnati, Ohio is allowing manufacturers to see first-hand how they can revolutionize their digital transformations and operations. Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), a Siemens strategic partner, developed the CoE to demonstrate how Siemens’ Mendix low-code development platform and applications, built by TCS, can help companies in “Bringing Life to the Connected Digital Enterprise.”

TCS and Siemens booths side by side at a trade show. TCS recently established a COE that showcases Siemens technology.
Tata Consultancy Services presents at a trade show next to the Siemens booth. TCS recently established a CoE to demonstrate its manufacturing capabilities leveraging the Mendix low-code platform.

Over the last three decades, TCS has leveraged a wide range of Siemens Xcelerator solutions to help customers worldwide maintain a competitive edge in the face of increasing product complexity and changing business demands. Its success has come from strengthening the entire value chain through expert guidance and digital transformations that enable faster time-to-market and reduced development costs. The new CoE builds on that approach by leveraging connected enterprise data and contextual intelligence in a way that allows manufacturers to make better decisions faster with the Mendix platform.

Integrated and democratized data drives better decision-making

The Mendix platform allows users to develop apps that connect and incorporate data from myriad sources to provide unprecedented insight into the entire product lifecycle. Unlike traditional app development methods, which require extensive coding knowledge and are often hindered by a lack of scalability, Mendix offers an intuitive and scalable platform for users of any coding experience level, including first-time app builders.

The rapid evolution of technology and business models has made the need for digital transformations more prevalent than ever – and they must be driven with agility and extensibility in mind. Low code facilitates the approach by integrating and democratizing data. Purpose-built apps then allow stakeholders to consume only the data they want and in context to their specific needs.

Triple the speed of digitalization initiatives with CoE guidance

According to TCS, manufacturers that follow the guidance offered by the domain experts at the CoE are guaranteed to reduce development time by 70 percent while accelerating digital transformation initiatives by up to three times, ensuring rapid return on investment (ROI). TCS employs an agile five-step approach to leverage low-code in the manufacturing setting:

  1. Discover – evaluate the current state and identify business needs.
  2. Define – develop an initial roadmap, identify appropriate use cases from TCS’s pre-built use case library and specify the to-be architecture.
  3. Proof of value – develop an application for the specified use case focusing on user experience.
  4. Plan – Redefine the initial road map, identify milestones and define the path to ROI.
  5. Scale – widely deploy the new business capabilities across the enterprise using a factory model approach.

Beyond low code

TCS’s approach, like that of Siemens Digital Industries Software, relies on modernizing legacy data and systems, bridging the gaps in disconnected processes and eliminating data silos. These moves pave the way to deploy automated processes and extensible architecture to help future-proof companies as technology and business needs continue to evolve.

Together, Siemens and TCS are not simply offering a one-and-done approach to digital transformation initiatives. They are building a foundation that connects the past with the present and ensures manufacturers are ready for the future. This extends beyond low code to include nearly any digitalization project. Siemens and TCS have the specialists to guide companies through any PLM, ALM, manufacturing execution systems (MES), enterprise resource planning (ERP) or enterprise asset management (EAM) systems digitalization initiatives.

See it for yourself!

Visit the TCS website for more information on all its offerings, or experience the capabilities enabled by Mendix by contacting TCS and scheduling time with the CoE.

About the author

Robert Lyons is a Global Partner Communications Manager at Siemens Digital Industries Software. Prior to joining Siemens in a sales role in 2017, Robert spent more than a decade in the newspaper industry as a reporter, photographer and managing editor.

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