PROSTEP invests in the future despite coronavirus

OpenCLM

The year 2020 also posed a special Challenge on PROSTEP, which we have taken on. As experts in digitalization, we are digitally well-positioned by nature and were therefore able to respond quickly to the new situation together with our customers. The coronavirus pandemic also had an impact on our business, but we saw the crisis as an opportunity and have invested in the future. We explored new (research) topics, developed new products and recruited new staff. This gives us the boost we need to get the new year off to a good start.

PROSTEP participates in numerous online events

PROSTEP TechDay

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, it was not only PROSTEP TECHDAY 2020 that was held online this year but also almost every other event at which we normally make an appearance. In recent months, we have participated in numerous online events with presentations and virtual booths. The feedback was rather restrained: What our speakers missed most was contact with the other participants.

Successful TISAX Audits at PROSTEP AG

PLM consulting and software company PROSTEP was certified in accordance with TISAX and it has since extended the scope of this certification. In addition to company headquarters in Darmstadt, the branch offices in Berlin and Munich have recently also passed their TISAX audits with flying colors.

A Guarantee for Secure Data Exchange in China

Secure DX in China

Series production of a new Zinoro, with a new energy vehicle concept, will start in autumn of this year. It represents a major milestone for BMW Brilliance Automotive Ltd. (BBA), the joint venture between BMW and Brilliance China Automotive. The OpenDXM GlobalX software from PROSTEP guaranteed a secure data exchange between BBA and its partners during the development of the new Zinoro.

OSRAM Continental relies on data exchange from the cloud

Osram Continental

OSRAM Continental is one of the first automotive suppliers in Germany to have moved its entire IT landscape to the cloud. The joint venture, which was founded two years ago and combines the expertise of the two parent companies OSRAM and Continental in the fields of lighting, electronics and software, exchanges product data via PROSTEP’s cloud-based data exchange service.

Product Data Deserves Greater Protection

Product Data Protection

The real value of a company is not to be found in gold or money, but in its data. The data embodies the intellectual property that gives a company its competitive edge. And it‘s not only the Chinese that have recognized it. The intelligence agencies in the West also appear to believe that no methods are taboo as they strive to access confidential information under the guise of combating terrorism. In an age of global collaboration, the protection of intellectual property has become a serious challenge.

In Command of CAD Data at Meyer Werft

In Command of CAD Data - PROSTEP Meyer Werft

The construction of a cruise ship is an ambitious, largescale project, during the course of which hundreds of subcontractors have to be coordinated. To make the exchange of CAD data with partners easier and more secure, Meyer Werft introduced the web-based data exchange platform OpenDXM GlobalX and adapted it to the specific requirements of the shipbuilding industry with the help of PROSTEP.

Clean Data Provides the Drive – GKN

Clean Data Provides the Drive - GKN PROSTEP

The integration of joint ventures in the PLM landscape places high demands on the way data flows are controlled in order to ensure not only that work can proceed efficiently but also that know-how is protected. GKN Driveline, the world‘s leading manufacturer of drive trains, uses PROSTEP‘s OpenPDM platform to provide its joint venture companies in China with all the required CAD data and synchronize this data following modification.

Secure Communication with OpenDXM GlobalX

Secure Communication with OpenDXM GlobalX

The case involving Edward Snowden has shown us two things: Firstly, how remiss we are when it comes to handling confidential information and secondly, how shamelessly inquisitive intelligence services exploit this fact. It‘s anyone‘s guess whether they really only use the information they extract for intelligence purposes or also for economic purposes. What is clear is that e-mail encryption alone is not enough to protect our know-how – we need protection mechanisms that are integrated in the e-mail programs themselves.

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