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Product Advisory Board

inmation Software GmbH is proud to develop the enterprise:inmation product in close cooperation with the following corporate users:

BASF was the first corporate customer for enterprise:inmation back in 2016. In the meantime, BASF operates the largest inmation system, with more than 250 Connectors at 100+ production facilities, located at 25+ sites on four continents, securely streaming real-time data from more than one thousand connected OT and IT systems into a centrally managed cluster, where inmation’s endpoints provide pre-cleaned and contextualized data to various Analytics and Visualization applications including the controlled data hand-over to the Azure-based IT Data Lake. The central approach empowers many value-added use cases, such as global Predictive Maintenance, Asset Effectiveness, Reliability Center and Augmented Reality. BASF is a founding member of the inmation Product Advisory Board, and a strong influencer of the product’s future.

About BASF
BASF creates chemistry for a sustainable future, combining economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. Approximately 122,000 employees in the BASF Group work on contributing to the success of customers in nearly all sectors and almost every country in the world. The portfolio is organized into six segments: Chemicals, Materials, Industrial Solutions, Surface Technologies, Nutrition & Care and Agricultural Solutions and generated sales of around €63 billion in 2018.

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Bayer Consumer Health, a division of Bayer AG, executed a vendor selection process for a new digitalization platform in 2017. enterprise:inmation was selected from a field of candidates, and the Digital@CHPS program was kicked off in February 2018. Initially, the inmation system was connected to various manufacturing and packaging lines at three of Bayer Consumer Health’s 15+ production sites globally. enterprise:inmation forms the “digital glue” required to integrate any equipment, automation system, MES and other operational data sources in a single, real-time data platform for the entire business unit. Bayer Consumer Health continues to run the digital Digital@CHPS program in order to reduce downtime, waste and other inefficiencies, embarking on the full product release by exception with the aid of complete data acquisition, contextualization, aggregation and automated analytics, available to all users instantly. Bayer Consumer Health joined inmation’s Product Advisory Board in March 2018, adding to a very close collaboration between the parties, with inmation and its partner network actively supporting the global roll-out of the Digital@CHPS program.

About Bayer
Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the life science fields of health care and nutrition. Its products and services are designed to benefit people by supporting efforts to overcome the major challenges presented by a growing and aging global population. At the same time, the Group aims to increase its earning power and create value through innovation and growth. Bayer is committed to the principles of sustainable development, and the Bayer brand stands for trust, reliability and quality throughout the world.

In fiscal 2018, the Group employed around 117,000 people and had sales of 39.6 billion euros. Capital expenditures amounted to 2.6 billion euros, R&D expenses to 5.2 billion euros.

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Boehringer Ingelheim closed a corporate software license agreement for enterprise:inmation after concluding an intense technology selection process, the results of which were documented in a bachelor thesis. Shortly afterwards, the platform was used in a large integration project of Boehringer Ingelheim’s Human Pharma division in Ingelheim, integrating more than four dozen PLCs and other systems. Based on the firsthand knowledge gained during the pilot project, Boehringer Ingelheim decided to transfer the ownership of the platform to their global IT group. Since then, Boehringer Ingelheim has established a global DevOps center in order to coordinate the global roll-out with a central team situated in Spain. enterprise:inmation now provides the technological backbone to support the smart manufacturing initiative for all of Boehringer Ingelheim’s worldwide operations. In early 2020, both companies agreed to intensify the long term partnership. With this agreement, inmation guarantees to enhance its product according to the challenging requirements of GxP in the regulated environment of pharmaceutical production, facilitating Boehringer Ingelheim’s feature requests in particular. Boehringer Ingelheim joined inmation’s Product Advisory Board in December 2017.

About Boehringer Ingelheim
Improving the health of humans and animals is the goal of the research-driven pharmaceutical company Boehringer Ingelheim. The focus in doing so is on diseases for which no satisfactory treatment option exists to date. The company therefore concentrates on developing innovative therapies that can extend patients’ lives. In animal health, Boehringer Ingelheim stands for advanced prevention.

Family-owned since it was established in 1885, Boehringer Ingelheim is one of the pharmaceutical industry’s top 20 companies. Some 50,000 employees create value through innovation daily for the three business areas human pharmaceuticals, animal health and biopharmaceuticals. In 2018, Boehringer Ingelheim achieved net sales of around 17.5 billion euros. R&D expenditure of almost 3.2 billion euros, corresponded to 18.1 per cent of net sales.

As a family-owned company, Boehringer Ingelheim plans in generations and focuses on long-term success. The company therefore aims at organic growth from its own resources with simultaneous openness to partnerships and strategic alliances in research. In everything it does, Boehringer Ingelheim naturally adopts responsibility towards mankind and the environment.

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inmation collaborates intensively with Emerson’s Operational Certainty group, driving Emerson’s digitalization ecosystem (PlantWeb Optics). The PlantWeb Optics software leverages inmation technology for more than 3 years, and since July 2020, the inmation platform technology is marketed globally as the PlantWeb Optics OT Data Lake. Since then, Emerson is contributing to the Product Advisory Board and holds a direct share in inmation Software GmbH.

About Emerson
Emerson (NYSE: EMR), headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global technology and engineering company providing innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and residential markets. Our Emerson Automation Solutions business helps process, hybrid, and discrete manufacturers maximise production, protect personnel and the environment while optimising their energy and operating costs. Our Emerson Commercial & Residential Solutions business helps ensure human comfort and health, protect food quality and safety, advance energy efficiency, and create sustainable infrastructure.

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Fresenius Kabi selected enterprise:inmation for the global rollout of the qMIB (Quality Manufacturing Information Broker) program in 2020. On the course of the vendor and product selection, Fresenius Kabi joined the Product Advisory Board and strengthens the LifeScience interest group in the committee.

About Fresenius Kabi
Fresenius Kabi is a global healthcare company that specializes in lifesaving medicines and technologies for infusion, transfusion and clinical nutrition. The company's products and services are used to help care for critically and chronically ill patients. Fresenius Kabi's product portfolio comprises a comprehensive range of I.V. generic drugs, infusion therapies and clinical nutrition products as well as the devices for administering these products. In the field of biosimilars, Fresenius Kabi focuses on autoimmune diseases and oncology. In 2019, the first biosimilar product by Fresenius Kabi was launched. Within transfusion medicine and cell therapies, Fresenius Kabi offers products for collection and processing of blood and cell components.

Fresenius Kabi employs over 37,000 people worldwide. In 2018 the company reported sales of more than €6.5 billion. Fresenius Kabi AG is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Fresenius SE & Co. KGaA healthcare group.

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Nestlé Purina selected system:inmation as a vital real-time integration component for their 20+ production facilities in North America and joined the Product Advisory Board in 2020.

About Nestle Purina
Nestlé Purina PetCare creates richer lives for pets and the people who love them. Founded in 1894, Purina has helped dogs and cats live longer, healthier lives by offering scientifically based nutritional innovations. Purina manufactures some of the world's most trusted and popular pet care products, including Purina ONE, Pro Plan, Fancy Feast and Tidy Cats. Our more than 8,000 U.S. associates take pride in our trusted pet food, treat and litter brands that feed 49 million dogs and 66 million cats every year. More than 500 Purina scientists, veterinarians, and pet care experts ensure our commitment to unsurpassed quality and nutrition.

Purina promotes responsible pet care through our scientific research, our products and our support for pet-related organizations. Over the past five years, Purina has contributed more than $150 million towards organizations that bring, and keep, people and pets together, as well as those that help our communities and environment thrive.

Purina is part of Nestlé, a global leader in Nutrition, Health and Wellness. For more information, visit purina.com or subscribe here to get the latest Purina news.

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Philips discovered system:inmation while engaging in a vendor selection process for full integration of all their manufacturing equipment for shaver head production at the Drachten site in the north of the Netherlands. The manufacturing process spans across 2000 machines of diverse age and technology that have been introduced to the shop floor over decades. The most challenging aspect is that each separate machine step produces a large amount of data and Philips requires the ability to pull the full data set for each individually produced component instead of data sampling at lower frequency. The new type of in-and-out of process analytics of high volume discrete manufacturing data (involving sub-second and even sub-millisecond sensor data) requires a solution that contains a historian of the highest performance and throughput. Philips has been a founding Product Advisory Board member since December 2016.

About Philips
Royal Philips is a leading health technology company focused on improving people's health and enabling better outcomes across the health continuum from healthy living and prevention, to diagnosis, treatment and home care. Philips leverages advanced technology and deep clinical and consumer insights to deliver integrated solutions.

Headquartered in the Netherlands, the company is a leader in diagnostic imaging, image-guided therapy, patient monitoring and health informatics, as well as in consumer health and home care. Philips generated 2018 sales of EUR 18.1 billion and employs approximately 77,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries.

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SIG Combibloc selected enterprise:inmation to supply full data integration for their next generation food packaging lines, in order to replace an existing in-house solution. Alongside this decision, SIG Combibloc also decided to fully standardize, by using OPC UA across all equipment components assembled in the manufacturing lines, which are partially composed of third party supplies. Creating a holistic packaging line address space in real-time, including full data historization for hundreds of thousands items produced per day, different analytics and reporting use cases are enabled through inmation’s backend and frontend dashboard technology. With this approach, SIG Combibloc moves further towards full compliance with international standards, such as ISO 22400 KPI, PackML, OMAC and others. SIG Combibloc has been a founding Product Advisory Board member since December 2016. In addition, inmation is actively supporting SIG Combibloc’s evolving requirements, based on a comprehensive, multi-faceted partnership agreement.

About SIG Combibloc
SIG is a leading systems and solutions provider for aseptic carton packaging. They work in partnership with their customers to bring food and beverage products to consumers around the world in a safe, sustainable and affordable way. Their unique technology and outstanding innovation capacity enable them to provide their customers with end-to-end solutions for differentiated products, smarter factories and connected packs, all to address the ever-changing needs of consumers.

Founded 1853, SIG is headquartered in Neuhausen, Switzerland. The skills and experience of their approximately 5,000 employees worldwide enable them to respond quickly and effectively to the needs of customers in over 60 countries. In 2018, SIG produced more than 35 billion carton packs and generated €1.7 billion in revenue.

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