The Fourth Industrial Revolution has reached the construction sector and digitization devel-ops rapidly. It makes way for wireless networking of various data sources and for the storage of data on location-independent databases. This optimizes processes, fulfils the clients quality control requirements automatically and minimizes costs. In the course of digitization so-called data monitoring systems for tunneling were developed and subsequently adapted to the related process of pipe jacking. The first chapters of this thesis focus on the process of microtunneling with a liquid-supported tunnel face (slurry-shield) in detail. After a thorough analysis of planning, work preparation and construction, 81 parameters were defined as key performance indicators (according to technical literature and Austrian standards). Hence these parameters depict the construction process. In the planning process, they are established as target values, during the execution period they are monitored as actual values. In order to review the latest status of digitization in pipe jacking, selected data monitoring systems from different providers are summarized. Implemented projects, the technical specifi-cations of various systems, online brochures and manufacturer interviews also serve as basis to obtain comprehensive information. Based on the studies described above, the author presents a questionnaire that reflects and evaluates the demands of all major parties involved in the construction process. The groups considered are managing directors, site managers, construction technicians, construction operators and construction supervisors/planners. Thus, the questionnaire offers state-of-the-art information about the requirements concerning static and dynamic reporting of data and about the precise time intervals between data storage. The result of this survey provides an exemplary specification for automated information-processing of a data monitoring system, as well as a catalogue for the minimum storage intervals of the examined parameters. Both can be regarded as basis and guideline for the further development of monitoring systems in pipe jacking.