The Industry 4.0 Digital Transformation Service Provider (DXSP) Peer Benchmarking 2021 report comprises a comprehensive review of the products, services and capabilities or our chosen 12 Industry 4.0 Digital Transformation Service Providers (ABB, Ansys, Bosch, Dassault Systèmes, Emerson, GE Digital, Hitachi, Honeywell, PTC, Rockwell Automation, Schneider Electric, and Siemens). It also includes comparison and rankings of the vendors as well as expert commentary.
The bulk of the report provides our assessment of the capabilities of each of the vendors for each of the eleven technology families (including Internet of Things, Artificial Intellligence, Edge Computing, Product Lifecycle Management and Human Machine Interface) and between 5 and 14 functions per technology family. This includes hardware, software, services, consulting, and various other elements. This section was compiled based on extensive desk research and written feedback from the vendors. The section includes an explanation of the rating system (based on ‘Emerging’, ‘Significant’ or ‘Market Leading’ capabilities) and recommendations to enterprises on which vendor would be best placed to support them for different functions within the particular technology family. It also includes tabulated notes on our views on each of the vendors for each of the technology families.
Based on the rating of each vendor for each function in each technology family we are then able to rank the vendors, by technology, by role and overall, for Digital Transformation. For the purposes of ranking the vendors, we apply a weighting for each function and for the eleven technology families relative to each other. The latter is based on the expected investment in that technology family over the next decade. These weightings allow us to score the overall capabilities of the vendors for Digital Transformation as a whole.
As well as the ratings, there are a number of broader intangible factors, such as how easy the company is to work with, the extent of its channels, scale of the company, geographical exposure. These are considered in a further section.