While many issues can already be optimized by improving process parameters based on the data-scientific investigation of historical process data, SMS group recommends installing a comprehensive digitalization package to systematically reduce downtimes. With that, all relevant process and plant data are centrally processed by our DataXpert platform. It forms the basis for generating added value from data by applying AI and machine learning to identify patterns. It feeds predictive algorithms that allow the precise prediction of the plant’s condition and process stability, thus increasing the schedulability of operations and minimizing downtimes. Our Alarm Manager is used to visualize and evaluate data combined from a range of sources in one dashboard application to provide plant managers and maintenance personnel with real-time monitoring. Additionally it allows the centralized storage of countermeasures, ultimately reducing unplanned downtimes even further.