The dynamic changes in market demands, triggered by the Internet of Things, require considerably shorter modernization cycles as we head towards Industry 4.0. Increasing volumes of data and new means of exchanging information are resulting in closer collaboration between integrated plant and automation system suppliers and plant owners/operators and end users. Production lead times must be minimized and a high level of adherence to delivery deadlines must be achieved. At the same time, resources must be optimally utilized with reduced stock, and maximum yield must be attained to ensure profitability. This is where SMS digital offers a variety of different software solutions that employ methods of machine learning, artificial intelligence, and big data analysis to monitor all production steps along the entire process chain.