Swedish steel producer SSAB Europe has placed an order with SMS digital covering the transnational networking of digital solutions for a stronger exchange between its four production sites in Finland and Sweden. Using the cloud based SMS DataFactory, the steel producer will benefit from an improved, holistic flow of information of all plant data across the four locations Lulea and Borlange in Sweden as well as Raahe and Hämeenlinna in Finland. The contract thus marks an important milestone for SSAB in the digitalization of its production processes on the way to the Learning Steelworks. By means of cloud technology, SMS will make available to SSAB the uniform, cross-plant data management system within the next two years. The heart of the solution is the SMS DataFactory which has been in use by several leading steel producers under the name SMS QuinLogic PDW. It will provide SSAB a holistic view of the production locations, combined with an intelligent exchange of multi-site findings, and thus make the locations 'digital ready'. Activities will start at the Hameenlinna site in Finland, followed by Borlänge, Raahe and finally Lulea. For linking the locations with each other, the next step will be to set up the IT and cloud infrastructures. SMS DataFactory can be used as a data hub for seamless access to systems such as predictive plant monitoring, production planning as well as for quality and energy management. In particular, this allows improving output and expanding the product portfolio.