Big get-together in Nice – at DSC

At SAPinsider PLM2014 Europe – the DSC stand is hotspot for the entire PLM community as well as for potential customers from many other sectors

Karlsruhe, May, 23, 2014 – For the first time ever, DSC Software had its own stand at PLM2014 Europe fair in Nice, and this turned out to be a real visitor attraction. From May 14 to 16, the DSC stand was the information center for everything to do with SAP PLM and PLM integrations as well as a meeting point for the whole PLM world. Visitors included not only SAP and partner companies but also consultancies, software service providers, and potential cooperation partners. They all used the DSC stand for fruitful networking.

Other visitors to the stand included customers and prospective customers from the most varied sectors such as chemicals, discrete industry, energy, and utilities. This wide range was reflected accordingly in the subject of conversations centering mostly on Engineering Control Center (ECTR) with new contacts, so strategically important for DCS. The companies concerned placed the focus on ECTR as a platform for the CAD connection: for example with DSC’s SAP PLM Integration for NX or SAP PLM Integration for Pro/ENGINEER – Creo – from .riess engineering, which was also to be seen on the DSC stand. During the presentation using a live demo system, interested parties put the solutions through their paces and were extremely impressed.

ECTR – indispensable for perfect CAD integration
The direct linking of authoring tools to the SAP system makes locally generated development data available throughout the entire company and keeps it up-to-date and consistent. This results in distinct advantages such as in concurrent engineering. The fact that technical users also profit from it is guaranteed by ECTR as an integration platform and intuitive SAP cockpit – tailor-made for the requirements of engineers and designers. You can, for example, manage models, drawings, and other documents in your own personal folders and link them to any other SAP objects. You navigate easily in the class tree and select objects quite simply with a context menu. Additionally, differentiated search and classification options are available, such as for finding and reusing parts more easily. And last but not least, engineering is seamlessly integrated in PLM processes – with a large and diverse automation potential. That saves time, reduces the amount of work, and raises process security.

ECTR – the star of many SAP presentations
ECTR made its first big entry even during the keynote “Adapting to Change in the 4th Industrial Revolution” at the PLM2014 trade fair. The SAP speakers demonstrated vividly how integrated processes help manufacturers to get properly equipped for the dynamic market of the future, for example with a shorter time-to-market and greater efficiency. In this connection, Graham Conlon, Global VP SAP PLM Solution Management SAP, presented an insight into the ECTR user interface. He referred to other presentations on the DSC stand as well as the new SAP strategy and SAP Engineering Control Center for the integration of authoring tools. On the final day of the event, Vinay V, Solution Manager PLM der SAG AG, made his presentation “Empower your product development team using the latest CAD integration solutions for SAP systems”.

To sum up: ECTR raises the acceptance of SAP systems in product development. Vinay V had already emphasized this at the SAPinsider PLM2014 fair in Las Vegas, where Conlon had announced a new SAP initiative on April 1: SAP wants to push the integration of authoring systems for mechanics, electronics, software, and simulation still further. An essential ingredient of the initiative is the SAP Engineering Control Center integration platform, developed jointly with DSC, a longstanding SAP partner. DSC’s ECTR serves as the technology basis and has been in use with customers all over the world for years. For the latest news about the SAP strategy and the SAP Engineering Control Center integration platform, see our homepage.