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    RAUCH Landmaschinenfabrik GmbH
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    BSH Hausgeräte GmbH
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Products

We offer certified software solutions (toolboxes and applications), proven over many years and covering all aspects of PLM, CAD/ CAM as well as ERP.

  • Role based and cross-system rich or web client technologie (Compose)
  • SOA based integration platform (Connect)
  • IT development framework (Complete)
  • Meeting und Action management solution
  • IMDS-inhouse solution for Enviromental Compliance & Product Sustainability
  • ECS Cloud Solutions

Our solutions support all important and market-leading PLM systems and technologies.


ECS Cloud-Solutions

ECS Cloud-Solutions, Teamcenter-Cloud-Adapter, SAP-Cloud-Adapter und Cloud Process Engine are available for the IoT platforms Siemens MindSphere and PTC Thingworx as well as different Cloud architectures, like PaaS - Platform as a Service - (eg. Cloud Foundry) and IaaS - Infrastructure as a Service - (eg. Microsoft Azure, AWS – Amazon Web Services). These ECS Cloud-Solutions enable the support of business processes and increase the range of engineering processes.

Teamcenter-Cloud-Adapter

The Teamcenter-Cloud-Adapter enables the bidirectional communication between cloud- and back-end systems, and therefore allows the access of data and information of the back-end systems. It offers a REST interface to data and functions of the Siemens Teamcenter system for the development of own microservices and/or applications.

Supported Teamcenter Modules:

  • My Teamcenter (data management, workflow management, versioning and file services)
  • PSE and design in context (structure management, views, design scope)
  • Change Management
  • Requirements Management
  • Schedule Management

SAP-Cloud-Adapter

The SAP-Cloud-Adapter enables the bidirectional communication between cloud- and back-end systems, and therefore allows the access of data and information of the back-end systems. It offers a REST interface to data and functions of the SAP system for the development of own microservices and/or applications.

Supported Business Objects:

  • Material
  • Bill of material
  • Document record and originals
  • Equipment
  • Equipment structures and Equipment BoM
  • Change number

Cloud Process Engine

The component is a process engine for the execution of comprehensive business logic. In the process engine this business logic is modeled with BPMN2. The processes and connections are configured via an administration interface. Furthermore, monitoring and analyses on the processes and process data are possible. The processes and process steps in apps and services can be used via interfaces.

Capabilities:

  • Process administration and monitoring
  • Process queue configuration
  • Connection configuration
  • Schedule configuration
  • Process status and persistence
  • Breakpoints
  • Restart and resume of processes


eCenter Suite

Need-based and modular optimization of your IT systems

Compose

Role-based and cross-system user interfaces
  • Role-specific, application independent graphical user interface (GUI) with the highest level of usability, availability and ergonomics
  • Used as a rich client or mobile client
  • Reduction of user input by up to 80 %
  • Fast results with just a few mouse clicks
  • Optional integration of all data for decision-making
  • SAP Certified Integration into SAP applications
  • Integration of non SAP applications via certified connectors

Connect

SOA-based integration platform
  • Automated procedures lead to a reduction in errors and enhance quality assurance
  • Uniform logged and monitored information flow in the company
  • Consistent data in your enterprise applications
  • Considerable cost reduction and speeding up of your business processes
  • Reduction in administration costs through a central integration platform instead of diverse interfaces
  • Future-proof through the use of state-of-the-art technologies such as SOA and open to the connection of future applications

Complete

Development environment to close functional gaps
  • Clear methodology for implementing individual extensions
  • High degree of efficiency of the development environment
  • Positive cost factor for the development, maintenance and operation of the new functions
  • Complete integration of new functionalities into your system landscape
  • Integration of all departments into one system landscape
  • Replacement of shadow applications (e.g. Excel, Access), which are not supported by the IT

Compose

An individual user interface


The Challange

In many enterprises of the manufacturing industries, a variety of PLM, CAD/ CAM, ERP, Databases and Office systems is in use. Users have to cope with the complexity arising from this fact. Frequent transitions between different applications rises costs – not only in terms of time, but also through the increased risk of handling and data input errors.

Beyond that, users are becoming increasingly mobile, requesting access to their data from any place at any time.

The Solution

IT systems, any time, at any place. In the form of a desktop or Web client or as a mobile app, Compose facilitates worldwide, secure access to enterprise data across all relevant systems, thereby fitting the needs of employees, simplifying data handling and yielding gains in efficiency.

Compose delivers flexible and performing solutions, enabling the easy integration of various software systems under a uniform, applicationneutral graphical user interface.

Configured to role-specific or individual needs, only data and functions users really need in their everyday activities (e. g. search, analysis, evaluation, data maintenance) are incorporated into the interface. In this way, users find their tasks and related data, framed in their own terminology, at a single place – the client interface powered by Compose. So, they can dispense with a multiplicity of systems, architectures and user interfaces.

Users do not need to care a lot about system specific semantic detail like the meaning of SAP transaction codes, of concepts like that of a PLM item, or item revision etc. They may stay with their familiar terminology, while Compose does the job of translation and triggers the required actions on the respective target systems automatically, reliably, and in a reproducible manner.

The intuitive, straightforward handling of an ergonomic, easily adaptable client interface facilitates all kinds of activities involving data and functionality spread across a multiplicity of applications, like e. g. the compilation, maintenance and retrieval of complex information. Thereby Compose supportes the quick and efficient implementation of business requirements.

Productivity
96
increases to*
Acceptance
94
increases to*
Data redundancy
100
decreases to*
Error rate
1
decreases to*

Your Benefits

  • Ergonomic, high usability, application-neutral graphical user interface configurable to specific roles
  • Significant reduction of training cost
  • Up to 80% reduction of handling effort through high usability
  • Uniform handling of all data
  • Quick results with a view mouse-clicks
  • Meaningful display of data in context
  • Improved processes through easy, straightforward information access
  • Simple compilation of data from multiple systems facilitates decision preparation
  • Certified ‘Integration with SAP Applications’ warrants seamless interaction with SAP systems

References

MTU
Siemens AG
Volkswagen AG
Knorr-Bremse

Connect

Integrating systems - speeding up business processes


The Challenge

Business processes in industrial companies are normally organized and mapped by various software systems (e.g. PLM and ERP). This creates huge amounts of data that are managed not only in the respective systems but are also continuously exchanged between systems.

The detailed technical information about components and products managed in PLM systems is required and used by a wide range of company departments over the entire product lifecycle. In order to support business processes in the long term, data must always be available in different software systems in the correct context, up-to-date and at the right point in time.

This results in heavy demands on the IT landscape, in particular on the integration solutions between the required software systems involved. These should provide high availability, always run reliably in the background, and with little administrative effort. In addition, it must be possible for changes in business processes and adjustments to the dataflow associated with this to be implemented in practice quickly and in a cost-effective way.

These complex data exchange processes are a sensitive topic in companies, and present IT departments with big challenges that need to be solved quickly, flexibly and cost-effectively, each and every day.

The Solution

Our integration solution Connect speeds up your business process management in the architecture of your software systems. As an independent component of the eCenter Suite, our Connect toolbox, with its service oriented architecture (SOA), supports you in the easy connection of your different applications.

Connect is a configurable central data hub for data exchange and synchronization between all systems involved in the entire product lifecycle. Connect is very flexible and easy to configure, for a quick response to changes and new requirements of daily business.

Connect replaces typical point-to-point connections in the company, which are frequently unstable, expensive and inflexible. The data exchange functions between all systems involved are configured and managed centrally, so that knowledge of various different interfaces in the operation and configuration is not necessary. A range of graphical and other tools are available for this purpose, allowing you to work quickly and easily.

Flexibility
89
increases to*
Transparency
94
increases to*
Effort
45
decreases to*
Error quote
1
decreases to*

Your Benefits

  • Considerable reduction of the TCO through more effective usage of your system landscape
  • Considerable cost reduction and speeding up of your business processes
  • Quick and easy adaptation to changing business processes
  • Reduction in administration costs through a central integration platform instead of diverse interfaces
  • Minimizing the risk of failure through the high availability of the platform
  • High transparency and traceability of transfer procedures
  • Future-proof through the use of state-of-the-art technologies such as SOA
  • Open to the implementation of future applications
  • Uniform logged and monitored information flow in the company
  • Consistency of data in your company applications

References

MTU
Siemens AG
Knorr-Bremse
Bosch Siemens

Complete

Speeds up and Simplifies your software design processes


The Challenge

Companies in the manufacturing industry normally use PLM and ERP applications to map their business processes. Despite sophisticated systems, the user is often missing certain functionalities he might require for a quick and efficient process. In order to close these gaps, various specialist departments resort to self-designed shadow applications (e.g. on the basis of Excel or Access).

Important functionalities are created that are not managed, supported and therefore not backed up by the IT department.

A possible failure of the shadow applications would result in considerable difficulties for the company.

The Solution

Use our Toolbox Complete to add missing functions to the architecture of your software applications and close functional gaps in your individual business processes

Complete is a Java development environment with pre-built, configurable and reusable modules. These allow easy, slender and quick programming of new and so far missing functionalities in your applications.

The functional extensions can be integrated into our Connect and Compose software products, and are thus embedded seamlessly in your background processes and user interface. Data from the new applications can then be automatically exchanged with the new systems, and it is no longer necessary to design complex user interfaces.

With the help of Complete, the general development costs of new applications are reduced by at least 60 percent.

Complete provides an IT framework to develop supplementary solutions and applications that are based on the most modern technologies and tried-and-tested industry standards, which can be integrated seamlessly into your existing IT landscape. Shadow applications are avoided, developments and extensions are standardized, reusable and under the direct influence of your IT department.

Productivity
93
increases to*
Data quality
94
increases to*
Process quality
86
increases to*
Development effort
26
decreases to*

Your Benefits

  • Clear methodology for implementing individual extensions
  • High degree of efficiency of the development environment
  • Positive cost aspect for the design, maintenance and operation of the new functions
  • Complete integration of the new functionalities into your system landscape
  • Integration of all departments into one system landscape
  • Replacement of shadow applications not supported by the IT (e.g., based on Excel or Access)
  • Considerable reduction in general development costs

References

MTU
Faurecia AG
ZF
ECS
simplify the complex