2021 is shaping up to be the year which manufacturers seek to modernize and streamline their processes. While it seems that migration would be the more seamless route, this isn’t necessarily the case as it can still cost time and money and not provide you the digitalization your organization needs to maintain competitiveness and productivity.
The problem with migration
When looking at migration, manufacturers have to ensure that their legacy systems will provide all the benefits they are looking for now, but also in the future. Obsolete products can be replaced with newer versions of your current systems, but you may still have to put in a significant amount of effort to convert your code and train your personnel. Additionally, migration still does not guarantee that the “newer” products are the most advanced products and can meet the needs of ‘now’ and the future.
Modernization offers greater return on Investment
Modernization, however, provides manufacturers with the latest, most advanced technology providing the benefits of digitalization—greater flexibility and reliability, increased productivity, and decreased operating costs. Siemens Totally Integrated Automation (TIA) offers manufacturers sophisticated, modular plug and play components in addition to a point-and-click engineering framework.
Learn more about Siemens TIA and how modernization is made easy with Siemens the modernization tools and step approach: