Cooperation of DSC and simus

With SAP Engineering Control Center – SAP ECTR – DSC Software AG develops the standard integration platform for integrating leading authoring systems to the SAP product lifecycle. SAP ECTR users can now look forward to a new feature: The integration of the software suite simus classmate of DSC partner simus systems GmbH makes it easier to retrieve components faster.

simus classmate integrated in SAP ECTR

SAP ECTR developed by DSC has been chosen by SAP to be the standard integration platform which integrates leading authoring systems to PLM processes. Not only CAD systems or office applications such as MS Office are linked seamlessly but – in the end – whole business areas. For numerous common MCAD- and ECAD systems, direct interfaces are available as SAP pricelist product. Locally generated product data and documents are available across the company, can be managed in a highly structured manner, can be versioned and linked to SAP objects. These functions have now been enhanced through the data management software simus classmate by simus. This joint project of DSC and simus is preceded by a longstanding partnership in migrations.

With the product line simus classmate, data inventories can be structured and standardized and 3D-CAD models geometrically analyzed and classified. Thanks to comfortable search tools, components can be found faster – this enhances the reuse rate. Also, the geometric similarity search similar components can be found. Benefit: cost of components can be automatically targeted – for optimal cost transparency from the planning stage onwards. Thanks to the direct integration, all functions of simus classmate can be executed directly in SAP ECTR. Users can use the controls in the SAP ECTR GUI as well as select the functions in several menus. The graphical adaptation of simus classmate to SAP ECTR merges the two systems seamlessly. A homogenous GUI is created. Users of both solutions win the use of simus classmate’s modules and can optimize their data inventory directly in the SAP environment.

”Through our cooperation, the creation, optimization and management of technical mass data is growing together even more,” says Dr. Arno Michelis, co-founder and CEO of simus systems, “Users profit from a higher data quality as well as the profitability and usability of a two-way integration.” The multiple links of simus classmate to the leading company software of SAP can now profit from a new effective and comfortable variant.

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