By Karsten Theis
Nowadays, manufacturing industry uses highly complex IT systems to develop equally highly complex products that include an increasing number of electronic and software components. However, the attempt to cast out the devil of complexity with complex PLM solutions is increasingly being stretched to the limit. If users are to get to grips with this complexity, they need applications that are as innovative as they are easy to use.
An interview with André Radon
A few months ago, André Radon succeeded Sebastian Grams as chief information officer (CIO) of SEAT S.A. and the CUPRA motorsports brand. In an interview with the PROSTEP newsletter, he explains the IT strategy that the VW subsidiary is using to master the digital transformation from a classic carmaker to a software-driven mobility provider.
By Stefan Just
PROSTEP first presented the Mars Rover as a demonstrator of its wide range of software and services at its 25th anniversary celebration. Since then, for example, the chassis and housing of the vehicle originally designed by NASA have been further developed and the physical Mars Rover has been linked to the digital Mars Rover in order to map use cases like the digital thread.
By Matthias Grau
Downstream processes in shipbuilding require early and bidirectional integration between the PDM and ERP systems used in product development, production planning and production. This was one of the key messages of the third episode of our PROSTEP SHIPBUILDING PLM INSIGHTS webinar series, in which we presented different PDM-ERP integration scenarios to participants.
By Johannes Lützenberger
Plants usually no longer fully correspond with the planning status when they are commissioned, and they are subject to further changes during operation. Modernization, however, requires up-to-date as-is documentation. Together with a partner, PROSTEP offers plant engineering companies an AI-based service that allows an automated digitization of existing plants.
By Bernd Pätzold
For almost 24 years, Reinhard Betz was responsible for finance and human resources as a member of the Executive Board. During this time, he played a key role in PROSTEP's development into a leading PLM consulting and software company. He has now gone into well-deserved retirement. In future, his duties will be performed by the two remaining members of the Executive Board.
By Mirko Theiß
With version 9.3, PROSTEP will be presenting the second major release of its OpenPDM platform for PLM integration, migration and collaboration this year. The main focus of its further development was, on the one hand, placed on improving connectivity to the ALM and ERP world and, on the other hand, enhancing the user-friendliness of the interfaces and reporting functions.
By Patrick Wischnewski
Mapping variant diversity in a digital twin poses challenges for developers of complex, variant-rich products such as a vehicle. In a new white paper, the experts at PROSTEP explain how they can be solved by anchoring the variance more strongly at the level of individual modules, rather than in the product structure of the overall vehicle. Read it for yourself (the Englisch white paper is available soon).
By Michael Wendenburg
Normally, we present the results of interesting market studies to you at this point. Today, we would like to invite you to participate in a market study that Fraunhofer IPK is conducting together with CONTACT Software and VDI. It will allow statements about the digital maturity of industrial companies and show where there are still gaps in the digital thread. Click here for the study. Please note that this is a german market study.
By Nils Sonnenberg
OpenPDM supports AUSTAL Shipyard’s PLM Integration - AUSTAL, Australia`s global shipbuilder and one of the world’s leading shipyards for naval and commercial high-speed vessels, is currently undertaking a modernization of their IT-landscape. After jointly developing AUSTAL’s PLM strategy and roadmap in 2020, AUSTAL and PROSTEP continue their collaboration and launched a new project in June 2021 to develop AUSTAL’s future digital enterprise platform based on PROSTEP’s OpenPDM.
By Steven Vettermann
PROSTEP is bringing a lean, smart web application for generating digital threads to market: OpenCLM ensures data transparency across domain boundaries and makes it possible for everyone involved to trace deliverables and decisions. This makes it easier for companies to get to grips with complex development projects and respond agilely to new requirements.
By Peter Pfalzgraf
PROSTEP is collaborating with Intland Software, the company that developed the application lifecycle management (ALM) platform codebeamer, on developing a new OpenPDM connector. It will make it possible for Intland customers to easily and quickly connect their ALM solution to PLM systems or other enterprise applications using our integration platform OpenPDM.
By Joachim Christ