DSC and ILC cooperate on the integration of ⁴PEP in SAP ECTR

Integration of ⁴PEP in SAP ECTR

Karlsruhe, February 15, 2024 – The strategic integration platform SAP Engineering Control Center | SAP ECTR proves again its flexibility for integrating partner solutions to efficiently satisfy individual customer requirements. Since November, DSC and ILC cooperate on integrating modules of the PLM software suite ⁴PEP into SAP ECTR.

Joint customers from various industries had expressed their keen interest in the integration of ⁴PEP and SAP ECTR: Their design teams used to work on the same data, but in two separate applications with different user interfaces. This makes their daily work significantly more complicated. As customer feedback has always been a great influence on the product strategies of DSC and ILC, this was an important factor for the decision to collaborate. In this project, ILC develops the interface from ⁴PEP to SAP ECTR, and DSC contributes their know-how as an integration specialist.

Initially, ILC’s focus is on the integration of the ⁴PEP modules Product Structure and Variant Management, as well as Engineering Change Management. Apart from using SAP master data and transactional data, it is planned to integrate the ILC objects Item, Variants, and Matrices for product structure management and variant management. Furthermore, both the workflows implemented with the ⁴PEP Process Engine and the object Tasks shall be available for use in SAP ECTR in the context of engineering change management.

The goal of integrating ⁴PEP in SAP ECTR is to enable joint customers to use processes, structures, and objects of ⁴PEP in the SAP ECTR user interface. The handling of structures and data objects perfectly aligns with the SAP ECTR user experience.

“We are very excited that our portfolio around SAP ECTR is constantly growing and that thanks to our generic enhancement possibilities, we can contribute to offering our customers optimum solutions together with our partners,” explains Dominik Maier, Senior Vice President Products and Development, and member of the DSC management board.

ILC will provide the integration for SAP S/4HANA. This allows customers that are currently in a transformation project to SAP S/4HANA to integrate their tried and tested ⁴PEP modules into the SAP ECTR user interface. Therefore, they will gain increased consistency and productivity in product development.

Dr. Oliver Quirmbach, CEO of ILC GmbH, sums up the benefits: “With the SAP ECTR integration, design engineering teams can directly access the ⁴PEP data and functions. Additionally, we enable the creation of configurable 3D models for the CAD systems integrated in SAP ECTR. This way, it is possible to generate digital twins for configured variants on demand.”

About ILC


ILC steht seit 2003 für PLM-Lösungen, die Ihre Produktentstehungsprozesse in eine neue Dimension heben. Das ist unser Fokus, dem wir unsere ganze Kraft, Leidenschaft und Begeisterung widmen.
Als Beratungs- und Softwarehaus bieten wir unseren Kunden eine ganzheitliche Unterstützung, von der Definition einer PLM-Strategie, bis zur Umsetzung in zukunftsweisende IT-Lösungen.
Mit ⁴PEP haben wir unsere PLM-Expertise in eine Plattform gegossen, die das Ziel einer durchgängigen IT-Unterstützung für integrierte Produktentstehungsprozesse Wirklichkeit werden lässt. Dabei greifen wir bevorzugt auf Anwendungen und Technologien von SAP und Microsoft zurück.

Mehr erfahren: https://ilc-solutions.de

About DSC


At DSC Software AG, we are passionate about bringing people, processes, and systems together. Our hearts beat for your product data.

Get inspired by our fascination with integration. Committed to innovation, empathy, and partnership, we accompany you in the concrete implementation of your digitalization strategy: with SAP as the central, digital data basis for your business processes, enhanced with tailor-made best-practice solutions.

With DSC as an SAP Platinum Partner, you will have an experienced and fantastically connected companion by your side. Our team combines more than 1,000 years of PLM know-how directed to one single goal: creating the best possible solution to your individual challenges. We help you convert your brilliant ideas into smart products even more quickly and keep being ready for the future.

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