At the same time, this contract is also a huge motivation for the dedicated team of software architects and developers to build on their successful work with Smaragd and take it forward to further success in the future.
One of Daimler's key requirements with regard to the new software architecture is that it should have a modular structure to allow them to respond more rapidly and specifically to users' needs and add new functions for innovative fields of application in shorter release cycles. At the same time, modularization will allow gradual migration of the comprehensive Smaragd functionality to the new architecture. Daimler believes that PROSTEP's many years of experience in the field of data integration and migration make them ideally suited to the task.
The new Smaragd solution should remain as lean as possible and should fit into the existing IT environment seamlessly. Another requirement that must be met by the new solution is openness; after all, Daimler does not want to reinvent all its wheels. For example, there will be new interfaces to complement the existing integration with the BOM management system DIALOG and with the EPDM system for managing electrical and electronic components. The modular architecture, the new tools and the agile software development methods will allow integrations such as these to be developed, rolled out and, where necessary, adapted faster than has been possible in the past.