- April 17, 2019
April 17, 2019 - Siemens announced the immediate availability of Mendix for MindSphere, bringing the digitalization and business features of Mendix software to software development for the industrial internet of things (IoT). MindSphere, the cloud-based, open IoT operating system from Siemens, provides developers with open APIs, services and the support needed to build, test and deliver MindSphere applications. Mendix was acquired by Siemens in 2018, and this integration is the first step in leveraging the investment in the low-code software developer to help bring industrial software solutions to market.
The Mendix application platform’s AI-assisted, visual development model expands the pool of talent available to develop IoT applications. Business developers, domain engineers, and plant operations staff — in addition to professional developers — can build IoT solutions without the need for coding.
In a commissioned study of IoT decision makers conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of Siemens in February 2019, 46% of respondents reported that partners developing vertical industry applications would be the most helpful to their organizations. At 43%, OEMs who incorporate edge technologies into their devices was the second top response.
The Mendix and MindSphere integration is a single solution that addresses the challenge of a shortage of development talent.