The new partner agreement gives PROSTEP access to additional Siemens technologies, thus making it possible for us to develop sustainable and easy-to-maintain standard connectors to Polarion, the application lifecycle management (ALM) solution, and the production planning software, Teamcenter for Manufacturing based on the use of the official programming interfaces. These connectors make it very easy to integrate both systems with other enterprise applications such as PDM/PLM or ERP. Our integration platform OpenPDM reduces the amount of time and effort required to develop and maintain proprietary interfaces and makes it easier to synchronize and/or link digital information from different source systems.
Polarion is one of the world’s popular ALM solutions. Numerous companies use it to manage requirements, tasks, tests and release versions in software development.
When it comes to end-to-end digitalization, they are faced with the question of how to link this information with product data from mechanical and electrical/electronic development in order to ensure the traceability of deliverables and development processes across system and domain boundaries. The new Polarion connector offers an answer to this question.
As far as shortening the time-to-market is concerned, many companies also face the challenge of making more efficient use of their engineering information for the purpose of planning production processes. It is at this point that heterogeneous IT landscapes often make end-to-end digitalization more difficult. The new Teamcenter for Manufacturing connector allows them to use information from leading CAD and PLM systems to plan their production systems and processes in parallel to product development.
The development of the two new connectors not only means that we are able to incorporate more of Siemens Digital Industries Software’s extensive Xcelerator portfolio, but also enables us to provide an appropriate response to numerous requests from customers who want to better integrate their software development with the product development process or interlink their processes in development and production planning more closely. The connectors are currently being evaluated by the first customers or are already being used productively.
By Peter Pfalzgraf