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Digital transformation key data


Source: Roland Berguer report.

Automotive sector, aeronautics, capital goods, energy and their ancillary industries.

  • Only 10% of industrial companies report having a formal digital strategy in place.
  • 53% of the companies assign digital responsibility to a department other than IT.
  • In the energy sector, 50% of companies assign digital responsibility to a department other than IT and none of them admit to having a digital strategy in place.
  • The availability of digital information, the automation of processes, the interconnection of the value chain and the creation of digital interfaces with the consumer are the four levers of the digital transformation which are redefining business models and reorganising industry.
  • From the point of view of direct economic results, digital maturity improves business performance in terms of:
    • Turnover, through better knowledge of customers in order to offer them products or services that are better adapted and of greater value to them.
    • Cost optimisation thanks to increased efficiency in products and decision-making by companies.
  • Priority investment areas and new technologies in the industrial sector:
    • 62% mobile apps
    • 54% connected factory
    • 38% digital organisation
  • Today, the sensoring and digitalisation of plant processes (SEAT or ITP are examples of advanced sensorics) are already driving a reduction in consumption (raw material, energy) as well as quality improvements. Streamlining will enable production to match real demand, whilst the possibilities of adding value to the information compiled and managed at the plant will also be translated into the creation of new added value positions.
  • The industrial sector registers the highest number of cyber-security incidents (24%) which may end up having a very high impact (950 million in a single attack on a British company).
  • 100% of the companies consider that productivity increases with digitalisation. 50% consider that trading volume is increased as a result of digitalisation. 27% of companies are interested in including 3D printing in their processes. 27% of companies follow-up Internet users.
  • The industrial sector is the sector which uses the most collaboration tools (91%) and communicates more via video conference (73%) as well as being the most interested in including 3D printing in their processes.
  • The barriers to digitalisation in the industrial sector revolve around three factors:
    • Cost. 64% of companies consider it to be the main reason.
    • Technique or lack of competence (55%)
    • Resistance to change (36%)

Companies need to increase their digital maturity (in particular compared with their European and American competitors) if they want to take advantage of the opportunities offered by the digital transformation.