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

The General Secretariat for Industry and SMEs (SGIPYME), under the Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness, has launched the Advanced Self-Diagnosis Tool (HADA), within the Connected Industry 4.0 strategy. HADA aims to serve as a starting point for any Spanish industrial company, regardless of its size and sector of activity, that wishes to start the process of digital transformation.

With this tool, which is 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, reference and leader. Industrial companies will also be offered various comparisons of their degree of maturity depending on their size, sector and geographic area. With this information, an Industry 4.0 Barometer will be built.

HADA is a new step in the Connected Industry 4.0 Initiative, which SGIPYME launched 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 qualified employment in the industrial sector.

Favor the future industrial model for the Spanish industry, in order to promote the future industrial sectors of the Spanish economy and increase its growth potential, while developing the local offer of digital solutions.

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

The SGIPYME has developed a complete methodology that allows defining 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, infrastructures and products and services) and identifying a total of 16 digitization levers.

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