The digitisation of the value chain corresponds to a complete digital model of the networked enterprise. It makes it possible to accelerate the sharing of information and to offer new services.
Collaborative innovation and/or production is the possibility for several players (competitors, suppliers or producers) to be able to co-design and/or co-manufacture a product or a service, using tools and platforms which allow parallel working. Collaboration is at the heart of innovation, for the products and processes of tomorrow. These are social networks adapted to technical issues, allowing the sharing of information, the management prioritisation of ideas, the management of technical controversies, project and programme management, the management of product portfolios, etc. This type of collaboration can be deployed within the enterprise and outside it, for “outside-in” innovation. Particularly important is co-innovation with the customer, which makes it possible to increase loyalty from the initial stages of the product life cycle.
These are applications which make it possible to control all the operations necessary to develop products and services, from design up to the end of life processing.