With io-key, GIB is adding a cloud-based concept to its portfolio of solutions for integrating sensor data in ERP. io-key enables location-dependent connectivity. It can automatically detect over 10,000 IO-Link sensors from more than 200 manufacturers and bring them into its own cloud environment in under a minute. There, they can be visualized and analyzed directly or, as is the case here, retrieved through an interface. GIB takes the aggregated data from the io-key cloud and transfers it to the SAP system.
io-key closes the communication gap to decentralized locations. It helps to significantly increase the number and scope of potential application scenarios, while also overcoming the barriers to entry for digitization projects in supply chain, asset, and production planning management.
Once the appropriate environment is in place, remote production plants, tanks, and more can be integrated into SAP processes in no time. For SAP users, this means flexibility and the ability to take far-reaching action. Anyone who is just getting started with the io-key cloud can take a more gradual approach. Where necessary, newcomers to digitization can use the monitoring and alarm functions in the io-key cloud at first and migrate to a fully integrated ERP solution later as their needs grow.