The Digital Platform reference architecture organises the FIWARE assets to support the development of knowledge-based manufacturing processes aiming at improving the time-to product and time-to-market of products and services, managing more efficiently the product life-cycle information from heterogeneous sources (ERP, social networks, CRM, PLM). It wires together three GEs from two different FIWARE Chapters: Apps and Data/Context Management.
The Digital Platform targets product lifecycle management by introducing a continuous knowledge gathering process from sources which are typically external to the factory. It wires together three GEs from two different FIWARE Chapters: Apps and Data/Context Management. These basic components provide generic UI and event subscription services on the one side, and analysis of RSS data feeds on the other. This simple architecture is augmented by means of one FITMAN SE (Anlzer – Unstructured and Social Data Analytics) which adds the capability of pulling user-generated content from web sites and social networks, and pushing it through the analysis / notification / presentation pipeline as a RSS data feed. This process may turn user-generated content into useful knowledge (e.g., sentiment analysis) for manufacturing stakeholders. The diagram below shows how these components are interlinked.