Most of the time, machine data are tied to the relevant machine manufacturers’ portals for analysis and control. But DataConnect opens up new possibilities. This non-proprietary cloud-to-cloud solution, which is open to the industry, allows businesses to manage data on their entire machine fleets within their preferred system of one of the DataConnect partners. Fleet management, process optimisation and resource utilisation are now no longer restricted to a particular system, but can instead be bundled for all machines to provide an optimal overview. No additional hardware or software elements are necessary for using this solution. Data are collected via one of the partner systems as before. Data can then be exchanged via the DataConnect interface and controlled and monitored within the user’s preferred system. A machine from a DataConnect partner and access to a partner portal are required for being able to exchange data.