PLM Alliance

SAP PLM Alliance


The PLM Alliance of SAP development partners CENIT, CIDEON, DSC and .riess engineering has a track record of providing SAP PLM solutions for more than 15 years. Together with EPLAN, their solutions cover MCAD and ECAD interfaces to SAP PLM based on SAP Engineering Control Center.

We make engineers want SAP! With the solutions offered, your engineers can easily and intuitively access the powerful SAP system without specialist knowledge or excessive training. This improves your company-wide collaborative PLM processes, while supporting ‘True PLM’ with SAP. The accumulated experience and know-how of many global SAP PLM projects and the proven add-on solutions of each partner, make the PLM Alliance partners your ideal system integrators, guaranteeing rapid projects, with excellent results.

SAP Engineering Control Center (SAP ECTR), the SAP platform for the integration of authoring tools like MCAD, ECAD and office applications was exactly made for this purpose. The SAP partners CENIT, CIDEON, DSC, EPLAN, and .riess engineering, will showcase an integrated SAP PLM solution and discuss efficiency gains for the extended enterprise.

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Product Lifecycle Management

What’s SAP Product Lifecycle Management (PLM)?

We live in a fast-moving time: trends and customer requirements are constantly changing and with them the demands on companies to adjust their products and processes. Successful companies react quickly and flexible to these conditions by taking advantage of software, especially digitization in engineering, design, and production processes. What’s needed is a state-of-the-art PLM solution that integrates all departments, offering the opportunity to be one step ahead of the competition.

Discover your benefit with SAP PLM
SAP PLM is the only system offering the possibility to achieve all business processes in one modern, agile system. Thinking about digital transformation, digital twin, or IoT? These paths are made possible as critical design and production data is always available, in real time, through every step in the company’s product development processes – enabling a true closed loop process. SAP effectively closes time wasting, profit wasting gaps experienced in a legacy siloed IT landscape. The result is unmatched speed and agility in company-wide change management, business intelligence, production, and more.

In addition to phenomenal savings in overall operating costs, IT costs are also significantly reduced as interface and IT administration costs are minimized. The PLM process must include the operation of CAD systems, even in the current shift to a model based enterprise. The SAP Engineering Control Center makes a legacy PDM System unnecessary and substantially simplifies the company-wide landscape.

What’s the SAP Engineering Control Center (SAP ECTR)?
The strategic integration platform for Industry 4.0 is the SAP® Engineering Control Center®. SAP ECTR has a modern, flexible interface enabling data from different source systems to be created, processed, and managed in a central location. The data is merged automatically with materials, bills of materials and other SAP objects to provide company-wide, consistent product data transparency. This integration platform serves as a basis for linking with product relevant processes as well as offering potential for achieving optimal flexibility, timing, costs, and other benefits.


  • immediate benefit of fully integrated data into your SAP ERP and S/4 system
  • all CAD data "live" in SAP for full support of downstream purchase, manufacturing & logistics processes
  • reduce scrap due to wrong material data of external CAD / Engineering data
  • save costs as no external PDM system needs to be deployed or maintained
  • Fully integrated CAD data within the SAP deployment, leveraging your SAP investment and know how

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Visit us at the SAP R&D Customer Forum

PLM Roadshow

We would like to invite you to the upcoming SAP R&D Customer Forum. Please use the registration buttons on the right to reserve your seat now for one of the two days!

SAP R&D Customer Forum — Newtown Square — Monday, June 25th
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SAP R&D Customer Forum — Chicago — Tuesday, June 26th
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Manufacturing companies are continuously evolving their product development strategies to react to globalization initiatives, increased regulatory and reporting requirements, shifts in consumer and customer demands and changes in technology.

To effectively respond to this complexity, they must look to advanced PLM strategies and collaborative solutions in order to realize automation and productivity gains to effectively support all of the extended product development stakeholders.

In this free, day long forum, you will:

  • Hear from our experts and learn about SAP’s R&D Strategy and Roadmap
  • Break into 3 tracks and dive in depth into latest solution offerings for:
  • Discrete Product Lifecycle Management
  • Process Product Lifecycle Management
  • Project and Portfolio Management
  • Network and hear directly from customers about real-life SAP implementations

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Visit us at SAPPHIRE & ASUG 2018


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Visit us in Orlando, Florida @ booth number #223

Faster innovation cycles, maximum cross-system data consistency, increasing product complexity — these are topics that not only represent significant challenges, but also offer considerable market growth opportunities for agile companies.

Are you facing similar challenges?
Join us at the SAPPHIRE NOW and ASUG Annual Conference 2018, to learn about our expertise in providing comprehensive and innovative solutions for SAP.

Together with our CAD integration Partners, DSC, CENIT and .riess engineering we will show you how to seamlessly integrate your CAD data to your SAP system and thereby empower your SAP PLM, to stay flexible and competitive in the future.

We will demonstrate, how you can...

  • seamlessly link business and design data in SAP?
  • best support product development with customized PLM solutions?
  • automate and digitize business processes to give them the necessary boost?

Live Presentation
Join our live theater session about the changing world in the manufacturing industry due to Digital Twins.

Session IDTitleSpeakerTimeRoom
BA61088Digitalize and Connect Intelligent Products and AssetsPatrick Crampton-Thomas + SandvikWed, 6/6/18
04:30 p.m. - 04:50 p.m.
Theater District: Theater 1
ASUG1154135 Sandvik sites into one global PLM solution supported by SAP ECTR!Peter Demtschenko – LeverX, Rickard Nordgren,
Joakim Jonasson - Sandvik Coromant
Wed, 6/6/18
01:00 p.m. - 02:00 p.m.
S331D (South Concourse, 3rd Floor)
ASUG11231Caterpillar: Product Development with SAP Product Structure ManagementCustomer Presentation CENITThu 02:00 p.m. - 03:00 p.m.S331D (South Concourse, 3rd Floor)
E62200Real-Life User Experience: How to Make

Engineers Want SAP PLM       

PLM Alliance by Christoph FischerThu 02:00 p.m. - 02:20 p.m.Services and Support SE200
ASUG9740Road Map: Intelligent Product Design, Supporting Digital Twins with Digital PLM for Discrete ManufacturingPaige Cox – SAPTue 12:30 p.m. - 01:30 p.m. - S331DS331D (South Concourse, 3rd Floor)

Session Catalog (PDF)

Interested? Register now and visit our booth #223!

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This is us — the PLM Alliance

Logo cenit

SAP® Engineering Control Center interface to CATIA V5
Accelerated SAP PLM Implementation for SAP ECC 6.0 and SAP S/4HANA®, cenitCONNECT APM End-to-End Process Management and SAP PLM Interfaces on SAP Cloud Platform

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SAP® Engineering Control Center interface to AutoCAD, Inventor, Solid Edge, and SOLIDWORKS
Optimization of SAP PLM, OOTB & Custom Integrations and Product and Process Consulting for SAP PLM

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SAP® Engineering Control Center, SAP® Engineering Control Center interface to NX
SAP Engineering Control Center Authoring Integration Tool for SAP PLM, Simple and Efficient Document Management in SAP Systems and Integrated Engineering and Manufacturing Planning

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SAP® Engineering Control Center interface to EPLAN
Optimization of Engineering Processes, Electrical CAE and Mechatronics Solutions and Standard Integration for Schematic Designs

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SAP® Engineering Control Center interface to PTC Creo and PTC Windchill
Specialist for Integrating PTC® Solutions Into SAP Software, Reduce the Complexity: Connect Your PTC World Seamlessly with SAP Technology and Utilize SAP Interfaces for a True End-to-End Process

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