Software for Industry 4.0
We are taking up the challenges of digital transformation and Industry 4.0.
Our innovative products for the industry are created in close collaboration with our customers from the very beginning. With state-of-the-art innovation methods, know-how of metallurgical processes and technological expertise, we make sure that the products are perfectly tailored to our customers’ needs.
Other industries can also utilize the full potential of digital transformation with our products. The possibilities are endless.
Find our products on mySMS group platform
Our way of working
how we work
With a user-oriented way of working we make sure that our products add value to our customers right for the start.
Together with the customers we identify their “pain points”, the problems with the current processes and procedures, and generate first ideas with the help of modern innovation methods.
With first prototypes, we test and validate the new ideas with the customer. A decision for the further realization of the ideas is made accordingly.
IMPLEMENTING AN MVP
An MVP (minimum viable product) is created and then tested live. With continuous customer feedback we improve the product until it is ready for the market.
According to Design Thinking we identify the problem together with the customer. Because only if we truly understand the customer’s issue, we can develop innovative products or services, that are utterly user-oriented, as well as feasible and marketable.
During the development, we do not only speak about possible ideas. With the help of so called scribbles and click dummies we make them visible with prototypes, as early as possible. Thus, potential users can test the solution from the beginning of the development through to the market launch and give valuable feedback.
It is important to us to create a solution that at first only contains the most essential features for the elimination of the pain points and is marketable as soon as possible. For this purpose, we utilize so called MVPs (minimum viable product – minimal version of a product that only contains basic features). With their help, the main hypotheses can quickly be tested. This way we focus on the development of truly valuable features and pick up pace.
With the help of MVPs the first users can influence the development of the product with feedback and ideas for improvement at an early stage. This way we can verify from the beginning if the product is accepted on the market or if it can be realized with all technical requirements. We prefer to fail early in the process and learn – without high costs – than after a long and expensive development.
If we detect that adjustments are necessary, we can implement them timely and fast. With feedback from the market we continuously improve the product which in the end meets the requirements and wishes of the customer or the market
This is us –
We are the digital unit of the SMS group GmbH, the market leading constructor of metallurgical plants and machinery for the industrial processing of steel, aluminum, and nonferrous metals. Founded in May 2016, SMS digital is shaping the next industrial revolution in a creative environment in Düsseldorf’s Schwanenhöfe.
join our team
We are still looking for talented and motivated colleagues!
Full Stack Developer
Reasons to join us
Best of both worlds
Benefit from a start-up culture as well as the power and security of a globally active family-owned business.
Accompany a traditional industry on its way to digital transformation: test driven development, microservice architecture, container technologies, etc. are our daily bread.
We determine our vision and how to achieve our goals, together, as we do with choosing our new colleagues.
Feedback is important to us, as it fosters organizational and personal growth.
Whether in a workshop or while having a beer after work, we discuss everything openly. Everyone gets a chance to speak.
Hardware & Software
We support your work as good as possible with the appropriate tools of your choice.
get in touch
Erkrather Str. 234 b
+49 211 881-5332