• The Advanced Self-Diagnostic Tool (HADA) will offer a report on the degree of digital maturity of the companies
  • The information will be used to build the Industry 4.0 Barometer that will measure the situation by sectors, sizes and location
  • Companies will obtain a report on their degree of digital maturity through a free and accessible Internet service

The General Secretariat of Industry and SMEs (SGIPYME), under the Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness, has launched the Advanced Self-Diagnostic Tool (HADA), within the Connected Industry 4.0 strategy. HADA aims to serve as a starting point for all those Spanish industrial companies, regardless of their size and sector of activity, who wish to start the process of digital transformation.

With this tool, free to use and accessible through the Internet, companies will obtain a report in which their current degree of digital maturity will be determined based on 6 defined stages: static, conscious, competent, dynamic, referent and leader. Industrial companies will also be offered various comparisons of their degree of maturity depending on their size, sector and geographical area. With this information, an Industry 4.0 Barometer will be built.

HADA is a new step in the Connected Industry Initiative 4.0, which was launched by SGIPYME in July 2015 within the framework of the Agenda for Strengthening the Industrial Sector. The objectives of this initiative are:

Increase industrial added value and skilled employment in the industrial sector.

To favor the industrial model of the future for the Spanish industry, in order to strengthen the industrial sectors of the future of the Spanish economy and increase its growth potential, developing in turn the local offer of digital solutions.

Develop differential competitive levers to favor Spanish industry and boost its exports.

The SGIPYME has developed a complete methodology that allows to define how a company that is going to transform into an Industry 4.0 has to be and operate. In the development of this digital transformation model, an approach adapted to the reality of the Spanish company has been sought. Thus, the Industry 4.0 model has been defined considering the five fundamental dimensions of the company (strategy and business model, processes, organization and people, infrastructure and products and services) and identifying a total of 16 digitalization levers.

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