The IBM Digital Twin Exchange is a ecosystem for content providers to share many different types of digital resources related to assets. Content providers use the IBM Digital Twin Exchange to easily upload equipment data such as Bill of Materials, as well as efficiently communicate with end users. The IBM Digital Twin Exchange also helps to mitigate accounting and taxes concerns by providing a standardized process of selling content.

Within the Exchange, these digital twin resources are generic to all assets that are related to the physical asset associated with the digital twin. Therefore, they may be applied to any instance of an asset. To expand to a true operating twin, you’ll need to build upon the digital twin templates to connect sensors and operating history. This could be done through existing enterprise asset management solutions such as IBM Maximo, and asset performance management tools while connecting the IoT sensor data to the record.