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If a customer starts with a digitalization journey, he does not think about a specific software solution but which goals he wants to achieve with digitalization in the next years. Therefore a strategy needs to be defined, which steps shall be taken to achieve the digitalization goals in the future. Enterprise Vision, Processes, People and Organization as well as IT Architecture and Solutions must be considered.

In 2011 “Plattform Industrie 4.0” was started in Germany with a vision, how Industry 4.0 can help the industries to digitize their processes to optimize their business and become more productive. Today, SAP defines Industry 4.Now as answer to Industry 4.0, because now the time has come to implement integrated Industry 4.0 scenarios and use-cases at our customers.

How does these two views fit together? In this blog you will learn how one of the leading auditing and consulting services organizations in Germany – PwC Germany (PwC) – and SAP are now closely working together in presenting the best digitalization strategy and experiencing what is possible today by implementing industry 4.0 in live scenarios.


Digital transformation starts with the planning and strategy, ending up in implementing solutions to digitize and optimize the processes of industrial companies. PwC and SAP are telling this story together. They are driving customer journeys from a Top Strategy View to Live Scenarios in Industry 4.0 with direct impact on efficiency improvements.
To let the customers experience what is possible today, PwC is presenting the latest and greatest in a common story in the Industry 4.Now Hub in Walldorf. There, the whole digitalization story from Design to Operate is built up in a live scenario supported by experts in Industry 4.0 related fields like production automation, transportation management and manufacturing execution.

PwC is committed to develop its business around Industry 4.0 in Germany together with SAP during the next 12 months carrying out customer meetings and demand generation events – onsite, hybrid or virtual conducted by a livestream from the showcase. Though the pandemic is still present in everyone’s daily life, Industry 4.0 can be brought in a real look and feel scenario to PwC’s customers.

(Jens Fath – Partner Operations Transformation & Co-Lead Smart Manufacturing at PwC Germany😞
With the background of long-term successful partnership and our growing Operations Team with focus on E2E Consulting from R&D via Procurement, Supply Chain Management, Integrated Planning until Manufacturing including Quality and Service/Maintenance it is a great chance to show our Use-Cases together in the Industry 4Now Hub. Experiencing and discussing scenarios in a real industry environment is key – to understand how processes, organization and integrated IT Architecture a playing together. This understanding helps to make the digital transformation story successful – from TopFloor to ShopFloor and with impact on bottom-line.

PwC focus will be the E2E DNA for Processes and Solutions of Procurement, Supply Chain, Planning and Digital Manufacturing – embedded in our holistic Consulting Approach from Strategy via Architecture till Implementation and Rollouts.

PwC: E2E SAP Operations Portfolio

PwC is following what they recommend their customers to do: they defined a good strategy to bring Industry 4.0 closer to their customers and strengthen their reputation in this field in the market. Full integrated Processes along value chain and around Smart Factories will be a future key-success factor.

If you are interested to learn more about PwC’s Industry 4.0 experience you get valuable insights here (de). The Industry 4.0 live experience in the Innovation Hub in Walldorf can also be accessed online in the SAP Industry 4.Now Experience.