Predictive Maintenance Assessment for a Software Provider

Industry 4.0 has opened up new markets with varying levels of attractiveness for software solutions companies. The Innovation Center for Operations helped a software provider understand and prioritize Industry 4.0 use cases that might be attractive for them as a future market.

ICO helped the software company conduct a study on predictive maintenance and Industry 4.0 potential, including an assessment of attractiveness of possible markets from a software perspective.


As a result of its work with ICO, the software provider prioritized three use case categories for creating new offerings:

  • Process optimization
  • Inventory optimization
  • Quality monitoring

Further, it prepared detailed deep dives for the priority use cases and clear next steps to take:

  • Solution building blocks
  • Key selling points and target segments