A data layer establishes data connections between assets on the shop floor, including machines, and IT systems like ERP, MES, CRM, BI, databases or cloud systems. It manages the omnidirectional data flow between source points (such as machines on a shop floor) and applications (such as analytics, dashboards or other IT systems) to enable various use cases.
With a data layer, organizations can manage data collection, data transformation and data transfer as well as ensure the secure, reliable and scalable flow of this data across the entire organization. A data layer is an integral component of modern production and manufacturing setups, centralizing data handling, providing a more streamlined, efficient and adaptable solution.
In essence, a data layer acts as a secure and efficient enabler of data flow and as a robust tool to ensure that data is optimized, secure and formatted for various applications and use scenarios across the organization.
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