Emerson’s Digital Maturity Tool to Help Target Digital Transformation Priorities

By Harry Forbes

Company and Product News

Emerson has created a new, free online tool that builds upon several well-established maturity models and Emerson’s long-standing experience consulting and partnering with clients on their digital transformation programs.  Now, manufacturers seeking to leverage new digital technologies to transform their businesses can turn to Emerson’s new Digital Maturity Quick Index to self-assess their operations and identify opportunities that deliver the highest potential return on investment.  

Emerson’s Digital Maturity Quick Index is an interactive diagnostic tool designed to help companies benchmark their competitiveness against industry peers.  In addition, the tool will uncover their biggest potential areas for improvement and technology investments by analyzing the largest costs and key performance initiatives.  The tool scores operational maturity across key domains including reliability, energy and environmental sustainability, production, safety, security, systems and data, and organizational effectiveness.  Over the coming months, Emerson will continue to enhance the Digital Maturity Quick Index with a focus on sustainability, analytics, and data management assessments.

The Digital Maturity Quick Index operates using Emerson’s Digital Transformation Roadmap at its core with input supplemented from the BioPhorum Digital Plant Maturity Model and the Smart Industry Readiness Index.  The tool combines specific company financials and business objectives, allowing organizations to compare themselves against others in their industries and have a clear picture of where their digital transformation programs can have the greatest impact.  From there, Emerson’s 100+ professional services consultants offer extensive domain expertise, experience and tools to help customers review their digital transformation objectives and develop and implement a multiyear roadmap.

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