Heidelberg, November 29th, 2022

Digitization and automation strengthen innovation and competitiveness

Industrial companies are no longer simply competing with each other with their solutions, they are also competing to attract technical specialists. Where there is a shortage in capacity, it is important to close the gap as much as possible in order to remain innovative and competitive.

Innovative processes and business models are one means to achieve this. Every investment in digitization and automation improves company performance, because new technologies help to digitize and automate processes that are currently manual.

Digitized processes are not only productive, safe and economical, they promote agile and cross-functional collaboration. Product data shared throughout the company shortens throughput times in engineering, production and commercial departments, sometimes significantly. Studies prove that. Especially in production, for example, data electronically transferred to machines not only speeds up the process, innovative assistance systems also allow more demanding tasks that have to be completed manually to be handed over to trained workers and career changers.

This reduces opportunity costs, because projects no longer have to be cancelled.

With Rapid Deployment solutions, the shortage of skilled workers does not turn into a brake on transformation

For specialists, transformation projects mean a balancing act between their already increased workload and their additional tasks in digitization projects.

Especially in engineering, rapid deployment solutions can help eliminate data silos and quickly benefit from best practice solutions. Examples of areas of application are:

  • PLM integration solutions [link to website] for the digitized, partly automated management of engineering data and interdisciplinary innovation processes
  • Solutions for easy, accessible linking of any data [link to XSPHERE whitepaper]without the need to duplicate or synchronize

The added value of such digitized business processes includes:

  • They accelerate innovation processes and offer the opportunity for more agile working
  • They increase process quality by reducing manual work and thus sources of error
  • Needs-based automation of the data management processes and generation of output data
  • Instead of being sequential, value is now added in a transparent, scalable network of interlinked departments

Money is no longer everything for the next generation of skilled workers with an affinity for digital

The next generation of skilled workers set other priorities. Flexible working models with flat hierarchies and a culturally open value system are much more important to the younger generation than a high salary and status symbols such as a company car. Employers who actively practice digitization and agile business processes and enable employees to work in a hybrid environment with flexible working hours are therefore particularly attractive. Young professionals strive for a good work-life balance, they want to be able to develop and continue their education. All the better if the training and further education offer is digital and can be flexibly integrated into everyday work.

Working at XPLM means good team spirit and great extras

We are also always looking for colleagues who enjoy technology and software. XPLM's solutions are in demand by industry worldwide. So we are moving in an exciting, rapidly changing work environment. Therefore, our focus is much more on friendly, multicultural cooperation than on hierarchies. Age does not matter to us, everyone can actively participate here. And if you want to develop further, you can take part in appropriate training courses. We offer an attractive salary and extensive social benefits, as well as flexible, hybrid working hours.

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