In recent decades, the major IT systems, the so-called proprietary systems, have been the driving force behind digitalization in industry. Usually monolithically structured, they offered and still offer an immense abundance of functionalities that are rarely, if ever, fully exploited by a company.
Now, increasingly, solutions are coming onto the market that are small, fast and fuzzy, and can be integrated into existing heterogeneous IT landscapes. For an industry on the way to the Internet of things, in the direction of platform economy, AI and Big Data Analytics perhaps exactly the right kind of software solutions. In this section such solutions are presented.