Cumulocity IoT platform is now available as-a-service for international customers in China through Tencent Cloud

  • Cumulocity IoT platform is available in China as as-a-service(SaaS) on Tencent Cloud’s infrastructure
  • Customers can connect and manage their devices in China as part of their device fleets, providing a single view of all assets globally
  • Offering includes local partners to publish the services and manage compliance to fulfill regulatory requirements

Software AG (Frankfurt TECDAX: SOW) has joined hands with Tencent Cloud, the cloud business of global technology and entertainment company Tencent, to help smart equipment manufacturers provide IoT services for their customers in China. Customers of Software AG’s application, Cumulocity IoT, can quickly and efficiently set up their smart device offerings, available as a SaaS offering, within Chinese borders. This means faster time to value and ROI for their customers.

Currently, organisations are required to set up their own infrastructure within China and obtain the necessary licenses before they can start operating. Software AG’s new collaboration with Tencent Cloud will enable these manufacturers to start connecting devices in China to Cumulocity IoT in the same way as anywhere else in the world: with one simple transaction with Software AG.

Bernd Gross, CTO at Software AG, commented: “The business landscape in China is unique, and establishing operations in China could be challenging without a reliable partner. This is why we’re very pleased to join forces with Tencent Cloud who will help us to easily extend Cumulocity IoT’s benefits into China for our international smart equipment manufacturing customers to continuing operating and growing anywhere around the world.”

The new collaboration alleviates the complexity of setting up new IT capabilities for manufacturers who want to commence operations quickly and easily within China. Tencent Cloud will host cloud instances of Cumulocity IoT that can be immediately available via a local partner to ensure compliance with Chinese regulations. Software AG together with its partners also offers a service to handle the application process necessary to export data collected within the country. Smart Equipment Manufacturers around the world use Cumulocity IoT to connect smart devices, gather important operational and process data and create new ‘as-a-Service’ business models for themselves by tracking the usage and performance of their equipment.

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Bärbel Strothmann-Schmitt
Director, Corporate Communications
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