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Mar 2018 - IDC Perspective - Doc # US43135218

InTECH: Next-Generation Automation and Collaboration in Manufacturing Business Ecosystems

By: Maggie SlowikSenior Research Analyst, Lorenzo VeronesiResearch Manager, EMEA, Ivano OrtisVice President, IDC Financial Insights, IDC Manufacturing Insights, IDC Retail Insights


This document gives an overview of IDC's concept of InTECH and its relevance for next-generation automation and collaboration in manufacturing business ecosystems. It provides a definition of InTECH, describes the technological components of InTECH, and analyzes the market and technological drivers of related investments. It provides use cases and examples of InTECH in the manufacturing industry and gives an overview of the vendor landscape as well as an outlook of the further evolution of InTECH.

Stefanie Naujoks, senior research manager, IDC Manufacturing Insights EMEA, considers InTECH as highly relevant, as IDC Manufacturing Insights EMEA predicts that "by 2025, new archetypes of 'extreme' automation and collaboration will eliminate the need for human intervention in 70% to 80% of B2B and B2B2C processes in manufacturers' business ecosystems."



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