Migration | Integration | Collaboration
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Is your PLM world in a state of constant flux? Would you like to replace your old systems, consolidate your system environment following a company acquisition or dismantle it during the course of a carve-out, integrate joint ventures in your PLM infrastructure or connect external partners? Then you have come to the right place! PROSTEP is a recognized specialist for data migration, system integration and collaboration. Benefit from the know-how acquired over many years and our tried-and-tested software solutions.
We provide you with vendor-neutral support and give careful consideration to openness and interoperability when designing your PLM system landscape.
Our PLM experts are familiar with the specific process requirements of your industry and understand your IT specialists and users.
We know what we are talking about and also implement your data migration, system integration and collaboration requirements in practice.
Best practices guarantee a uniform approach and ensure that projects can be handled quickly, using agile methods where appropriate.
Our standards-based COTS solutions guarantee fast project implementation and provide maximum protection of your investment.
Our mature standard solutions simplify system integration and the connection of your collaboration partners.
Data migration poses a major challenge, and not only when replacing existing CAD and PLM systems or consolidating heterogeneous system landscapes following company acquisitions (M&A) but also when carving out parts of a company (carve-outs) or establishing joint ventures. If a company's know-how is to be preserved, large quantities of CAX data and documents, together with product structures and other PLM data, need to be converted and migrated.
PROSTEP provides you with consultancy when it comes to defining the best strategy for data migration – be it the migration of all the data at once (big bang) or gradually, step-by-step. Our experts help you to clean up the existing data, classify it clearly, convert it and import it automatically into the new system environment. They are familiar with the requirements of a wide variety of different IT systems and ensure quality-assured data conversion. This means that your know-how, your company's most important asset, is preserved in its entirety.
Many companies are replacing their monolithic PLM architectures with modular best-in-class solutions in an effort to respond more flexibly to the challenges posed by Industry 4.0 and the Internet of Things (IoT) in product development and integrate different domains in their interdisciplinary development processes. The different IT systems need to be interconnected intelligently if end-to-end digitalization of the information flows and greater traceability of the change management processes are to be achieved.
With OpenPDM, PROSTEP offers you the appropriate integration platform for this purpose. It also provides you with support when interconnecting the information relevant to products and processes in your PLM (product lifecycle management), ALM (application lifecycle management), ERP (enterprise resource planning) and SDM (simulation data management) systems using open industry standards such as STEP, JT and OSLC. The integration of IoT platforms also allows us to link your digital product data with the data generated during the service life of a product.
There's collaboration – and then there's collaboration. How cross-company collaboration processes are designed will depend on whether two OEMs are collaborating with each other, for example as part of a joint venture, whether a customer wants to integrate its development and manufacturing partners in its PLM infrastructure over the long term without endangering its intellectual property, or whether it is primarily a matter of being able to establish cooperative ventures and partner relationships and dismantle them again quickly.
PROSTEP not only offers customers the market's leading solution for secure data exchange via the Internet or OFTP connections but also OpenPDM CCenter, a self-contained collaboration platform for handling globally distributed development projects, and a large number of PLM integration modules. We also advise and support you when developing different collaboration models and make sure that you can work together with your partners efficiently in all phases of the product lifecycle.
Together we are stronger. As a customer of PROSTEP AG, you benefit not only from our extensive network of technology, sales and service partners but also from our stake in companies that neatly round off the range of solutions we offer. As a member of numerous organizations, we have a finger on the pulse of technology and actively participate in key research and development projects, particularly in the field of standardization.
Synergies bundle knowledge. And knowledge provides solutions.
In order to provide our customers with the best possible solutions, we have long maintained open and productive relationships with all leading IT system vendors.
Our strategic partners include leading CAx and PLM providers.
Sales and Service Partners
Our sales partners expand their offering to include PROSTEP products and services. These specialists provide companies from a wide variety of different branches of industry with professional advice and support.
Our network of sales partners comprises companies from around the world.
PROSTEP is part of a number of joint ventures, thus bundling its various areas of expertise for the benefit of its customers and providing them with access to innovative technologies.
PROSTEP AG is in tune with the times and plays an active role in bringing about new developments.
We are therefore a member of the following organizations:
OpenPDM – The leading integration platform
Our OpenPDM software family forms the basis for our comprehensive range of data migration, system integration and collaboration services. It is the world's leading solution for synchronizing and migrating PLM data and processes in a wide variety of application scenarios and domains. OpenPDM offers you the perfect solution for any application scenario and does so as standard software that provides maximum protection of your investment.
Based on the modular OpenPDM system, PROSTEP has created five solutions that guarantee successful implementation of your project. They support the following use cases:
- OpenPDM CONNECT includes all the functions required to link two PLM systems and automate the synchronization of product data.
- OpenPDM INTEGRATE allows any number of PLM systems in any department or discipline to be connected and ensures problem-free synchronization of data and processes.
- OpenPDM MIGRATE supports the transfer of PLM data from existing projects to new projects. The data can be migrated in one fell swoop (big bang) or project by project.
- OpenPDM COLLABORATE enables secure data communication when collaborating with partners in joint development projects or joint ventures, by means of automated standard provision or on-demand availability for example.
- Open PDM CCenter is a self-contained collaboration platform for the secure provision of shared data in distributed development projects and the coordination of cross-company project work.
More information about OpenPDM: www.openpdm.com