4 Ways Mendix Is Advancing Manufacturing

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At last year’s Hannover Messe, attendees would ask us, “What does Mendix have in store for the year ahead?” Our answer was invariably, “More exciting things than we can count!”

Twelve months later, we can safely put a number to those exciting things.

Count along with us as we look back at all the new ways since Hannover Messe 2023 that Mendix is supporting composing digital threads with Siemens Xcelerator.

A busy year at Mendix

1. Embedding Mendix in Opcenter

The Opcenter manufacturing operations management system from Siemens lets manufacturers connect the virtual world of their product development with the real world of production. By embedding the Mendix low-code development platform into Opcenter, manufacturers can enjoy an even greater range of benefits:

  • Rapid application development
  • Flexibility and scalability
  • Enhanced user experience
  • Personalized customizations
  • Continuous improvement and innovation

2. Mendix on Industrial Edge

Siemens Industrial Edge is an edge computing platform that simplifies the collection, processing, and analysis of data from industrial assets and offers localized processing and storage. Mendix on Edge brings all the capabilities and value of low-code development in deploying applications to the industrial edge.

Mendix on Edge empowers manufacturers to build apps on the Industrial Edge platform that deliver seamless user experiences and connectivity from IT to OT. It lets manufacturers tailor shop floor applications to their unique needs. It also gives them the ability to standardize app components while maintaining the freedom to customize everything as needed.

3. Mendix to build IT apps for OT

AWS is providing manufacturers with increasingly powerful tools with which to create cutting-edge solutions. At the same time, Mendix and AWS are making it increasingly easy for manufacturers to use those tools thanks to how simple it is to connect Mendix with AWS.

Mendix and AWS are making it easier than ever for manufacturers to build and deploy IT apps for OT. AWS users can now put Mendix directly on the shop floor. With the intuitive Mendix UI, domain experts can write their own apps, using data from the cloud and from the edge.

4. Mendix to democratize AI/GenAI

It used to be that to incorporate AI/GenAI into your applications, you needed a deep knowledge of data science. But AWS and Mendix are opening the door for everyone to take advantage of this technology.

Mendix is making it easier for manufacturers to incorporate AWS AI/GenAI services into their application development. With the Mendix low-code application development platform, you can connect to multiple AWS services and simply drop them inside your application. With just a few clicks, manufacturers can start using Ai/GenAI to reinvent products, processes, and customer experiences.

Here’s an example of what you can create using the Amazon Bedrock connector to enrich your Mendix apps with GenAI foundation models from Amazon and leading AI startups.  (Visit us at Hannover Messe to see a demo of how to build this app for yourself!)

Experience it for yourself

Do you want a first-hand demonstration of the capabilities Mendix has introduced since Hannover Messe 2023? Then there’s no better place to do so than at Hannover Messe 2024.

We’re offering two different ways at Hannover Messe for you to see everything in this article in action. You can sign up for The Compose Your Digital Transformation Experience, a unique interactive demonstration of how Mendix helps you connect your workforce, systems, and data.

You can also take part in The Compose Your Digital Transformation Tour, a one-hour guided tour of all the ways Mendix accelerates your digital transformation journey.

These events will be unlike anything else you experience at Hannover Messe. Don’t miss out!