In future, Industry 4.0 will require the use of new methods, tools and IT infrastructures. Digital measuring instruments will generate previously unimagined volumes of data and this will give rise to new business visions. Bertrandt is closely involved in this field and has added data management services to its portfolio. These range from targeted data capture and efficient transmission to analysis options and long-term archiving. More information in edition 11/2016 of the ATZ (Springer Vieweg Verlag).