Digitalisation is therefore an essential condition and driver of Integrated Industry in that it ensures holistic networking of business processes. It is a prerequisite for new value-added networks (both vertically and horizontally), new business models and service orientation. Without digitalisation, the increasing complexity of production and individualisation of customer requirements are not economically viable. Integrated analysis functions – such as the smart Power Network – capture and monitor energy data from machines and facilities. This makes new servicing and maintenance strategies possible. More cost-effective, efficient and flexible production, as well as a higher level of quality are also possible.