Economic output in Germany
Small and medium-sized companies in Germany play a key role, since they comprise more than two-thirds of all employees and almost 99 percent of all businesses. These companies in particular create the innovations that continue to advance Germany as a location for business.
The driver for this is digitalization – for successfully implementing customer needs, and growing and offering new business segments and services. More than 60 percent of all companies are now digitally connected with their customers and more than one-third of businesses already use smart services. The share of companies that employ big data analytics is somewhat lower but is also growing dynamically.
Digitalization for SMEs at a glance
Small and medium-
sized companies as innovation drivers
and external communication
for Industry 4.0
Corporate culture for digitalization
The success of small and medium-sized companies depends on digitalization and if and how the wide range of opportunities are used. It determines the degree to which Industry 4.0 can be achieved. Companies need qualified employees with good ideas for implementing digital services. The entire corporate culture and company organization are also crucial. These must be holistically focused on developing and living the digital transformation – on all levels of the organization.
How does Katana contribute to the digitalization of SMEs?
Our expertise lies in the customized development and implementation of smart services. Our customers represent a balanced cross-section of German small and medium-sized companies. We are familiar with the necessary responsibilities and ideas and are a strong partner as we work with our customers to create the digital future.
Example of digitalization for industrial printing machines
As a longtime partner of USU, Heidelberg Druckmaschinen AG has formulated successful digitalization concepts. The new digital business models that have resulted are extremely successful. Some of these examples are pay-per-use (Heidelberg Subscription), peer group comparisons (Performance Plus) and predictive monitoring.
Any questions? We are happy to help.
Katana, the data analytics segment of the USU Group, has extensive experience in the application of machine learning methods in the industrial sector. Take advantage of our knowledge and our solutions for building your data-driven business models to reduce your costs and improve your quality and value added.