Siemens Launches Xcelerator, an Open Digital Business Platform
Siemens launched an open digital business platform, Siemens Xcelerator. It is marketed as a platform that should accelerate digital transformation and value creation for customers of all sizes in the industry, buildings, grids, and mobility.
The business platform makes the digital transformation easier, faster, and more scalable. Xcelerator includes a curated portfolio of IoT-enabled hardware, software, and digital services from across Siemens and certified third parties; a growing ecosystem of partners; and an evolving marketplace to facilitate interactions and transactions between customers, partners, and developers.
“Siemens Xcelerator will make it easier than ever before for companies to navigate digital transformation – faster and at scale. By combining the real and the digital worlds across operational and information technology, we empower customers and partners to boost productivity, and competitiveness, and scale up innovations,” said Roland Busch, President, and CEO of Siemens. “Today’s launch of Siemens Xcelerator, this week’s acquisition of Brightly Software, and our expanded partnership with NVIDIA are major milestones in implementing our strategy to accelerate high-value growth.”
Siemens also announced the first new SaaS offering as part of the Xcelerator. Building X is a new smart building suite to create a single source of truth (SSOT) that takes the complexity out of digitalization and supports customers to achieve their net-zero goals. It is an end-to-end data and analytics suite breaking down data silos across domains such as energy management, security, and building maintenance. Building X is a modular, fully cloud-based open software suite, with AI-enabled applications, strong connectivity, and built-in cybersecurity.