PLM landscapes are constantly changing and with them integration requirements. Proprietary point-to-point interfaces between individual applications are no longer able to meet these requirements. The alternative is a standards-based integration platform that allows new IT systems to be connected easily and data to be synchronized with all the systems that have already been integrated. OpenPDM offers standard connectors to all leading PLM and ERP systems and other enterprise applications, e.g. for application lifecycle management. The platform’s services are neatly rounded off with services for data mapping and process management.
Data integration and synchronization via OpenPDM improves data consistency and ensures a reliable flow of information between process participants. It thus provides the basis for integrating business processes across system boundaries. Automated processes ensure smooth operation of the software and minimize administrative overhead. Updates also require a minimum of effort thanks to the standardized connectors, which are continuously being adapted to the current versions of the respective systems. The platform is subject to ongoing development using open standards and therefore offers customers maximum investment protection.
OpenPDM is easy to configure and scalable. The platform supports all conceivable integration, migration and collaboration scenarios, making it possible for companies to deliver a more agile response to market requirements and user needs. PROSTEP has also created topic-specific solution packages based on its more than 20 years of experience that guarantee successful project management. Preconfigured business logic and a proven process model ensure rapid implementation and a fast return on investment (ROI).
Posted with permission from PROSTEP AG.
Original Article by Mirko Theiss, Senior Manager PLM Integration and Product Manager OpenPDM at PROSTEP AG.