topic 4: Networked enterprise software (IoT, API, Industry 4.0)
Question: How capable of quick interlinking will business software be in order to cope with the future quantities of data from the internet of things (IoT)?
Networking as well as integration of company software and the most different data sources are essential for the solution of the challenges which are known under the motto „Industry 4.0“. These are absolutely the most exciting, but also the most complex main tasks for ERP-developers in the next years. Unfortunately, a dramatic cross-over of interfaces and protocol formats as well as platforms complicates the efficient access to these data sources. Efforts of standardization did not enforced, compete with each other or get stuck in the beginning until today. Here, we see the biggest challenge for the next future.