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SAP product data management integration to PTC Windchill

Seamless integration of CAD and PLM development processes in SAP ERP

Seamless integration of PTC Windchill in SAP PLM

Overcome system boundaries - fully integrate PTC Windchill and SAP into your company's PLM strategy

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SAP product data management integration to PTC Windchill is the right solution for you to connect your PTC Windchill system to your SAP system. When connecting two systems, companies keep asking themselves which of both is the leading system. SAP product data management integration to PTC Windchill makes this global decision for you, as the leading system can be determined for each sub-process individually. Handling processes individually opens the door to the best of both worlds. You have full control over the depth and functionality of the integration of PTC Windchill in SAP ERP.

In addition to the automated exchange of engineering data, the focus of the integration of PTC Windchill in SAP lies on the seamless integration of CAD and PLM engineering processes in SAP ERP. This enables you to control the complete CAD and PLM processes across both systems.

Benefit from the high degree of standardization of our solution and the out-of-the-box scenarios developed in cooperation with our customers.

 

 

Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) architecture diagram in SAP

In order to implement a cross-system PLM process, PDM/PLM systems must be integrated into SAP processes. SAP product data management integration to PTC Windchill supports you with a seamless integration of your engineering data and information in SAP. Through that critical information is available to the entire logistics chain fully automatic and as quickly as possible.

Illustration of the SAP product data management integration

SAP product data management integration

The central hub and brain of the SAP product data management integration to PTC Windchill is the SAP product data management integration (PDMI). As the central platform in SAP, SAP PDMI contains the entire interface logic for creating and updating SAP objects as well as access to all relevant SAP processes and workflows.

Due to its generic approach, SAP PDMI serves as a central integration platform for multiple external PDM/PLM systems that is deeply anchored in SAP.

Out-of-the-box Scenarios

In close cooperation with companies, SAP and .riess engineering have developed out-of-the-box scenarios that offer you a high degree of standardization. SAP product data management integration to PTC Windchill supports all classic application scenarios and offers standard configurations for master data creation based on the CAD / Dynamic Document and/or Part information you use in PTC Windchill.

In order to provide the best possible support for the overall cross-system process, the SAP S/4HANA Production Engineering and Operations scenario offers you a connection between your PTC Windchill and the manufacturing-focused solution from SAP.

PDMI not only offers you maximum flexibility for your processes in PTC Windchill, but also enables the use of other solutions in the SAP follow-up process and in logistics.

Schematic representation of the PTC Windchill source objects and the SAP target objects in the Part scenario

Scenario: Part

In this scenario, SAP product data management integration to PTC Windchill uses your Part information as the leading source. SAP material masters, bill of materials, document info records and other objects are generated based on parts and their structures.

Schematic representation of the PTC Windchill source objects and the SAP target objects in the CAD / Dynamic Documents scenario

Scenario: CAD / Dynamic Documents

In this scenario, SAP product data management integration to PTC Windchill uses your CAD data and its structure. This information from the CAD / Dynamic Documents is used as a leading source for SAP material masters, bill of materials, document info records and other objects.

 

Schematic representation of the PTC Windchill source objects and the SAP target objects in the SAP S / 4HANA Production Engineering and Operations scenario

Scenario: SAP S/4HANA Production Engineering and Operations

The SAP S/4HANA Production Engineering and Operations (PEO) scenario enables the standardized connection of your PTC Windchill system in the overall chain, in order to create an automated end-to-end process from design to manufacturing using SAP S/4HANA PEO.

This scenario is based on the functionality of the Part Scenario.

For all Scenarios

System-independent access to all relevant information

Independent of your selected scenario, neutral formats generated by the PTC Windchill Worker can be transferred to SAP and stored in a SAP document info record structure. The connection to the SAP 3D Visual Enterprise Generator is also possible. Together with the accompanying synchronization of metadata from PTC Windchill in SAP characteristics, relevant product information is visible to the right employees in SAP without them leaving their work environment.

PTC Windchill users access relevant SAP information such as material numbers, bills of materials (E-BOM / M-BOM) and other logistical information from SAP via a SAP tab in the Part or in the CAD / Dynamic Document.

Bidirectional change process

In all scenarios, SAP product data management integration to PTC Windchill supports a bidirectional change process. This process can start in PTC Windchill as well as in SAP. The change is recorded securely and reliably in SAP using SAP change management and all new documents or updates to documents, material masters or bills of materials are documented in SAP using the change number.

Architektur

Architecture diagram of the SAP product data management integration to PTC Windchill

Features

The SAP material master is one of the core objects of SAP ERP. Using SAP product data management integration to PTC Windchill you can create and change material masters automatically and reliably.

Changes to your products during their lifecycle are safely and reliably posted in SAP using the SAP change service.

Start a change in SAP, select change objects such as material masters or bills of materials and transfer them seamlessly into your change process in PTC Windchill. After the change has been made, the data flows back to SAP using the SAP change management.

Based on CAD / Dynamic Documents, a document structure can be created in SAP that allows SAP users without access to PTC Windchill to view the CAD structure of your product if necessary.

SAP product data management integration to PTC Windchill automatically links related objects in SAP to enable easy access to all relevant product information.

Attributes and characteristics can be exchanged from PTC Windchill to SAP and vice versa in order to ensure the consistency and continuity of your CAD and PLM processes.

Transfer neutral files generated by the PTC Windchill Worker for display to SAP users without them having to leave their system.

Create neutral formats of CAD data and visualize them company-wide.

Benefits

  • Support of data modeling processes in SAP
  • Display information about SAP objects directly in PTC Windchill
  • Monitoring of the system, the change and the flexible mapping of the objects in SAP
  • Barrier-free collaboration between product development and SAP ERP manufacturing control
  • Automated creation of master data
  • Avoid redundancies through a "single-source-of-truth"
  • Enable secure end-to-end processes with consistent data
  • Fast processing of the data through parallelization and serialization
  • Asynchronous and synchronous communication between PTC Windchill and SAP
  • Company-wide, controlled and documented change process
  • Easily scalable to the size of your company
  • Let SAP ERP logic stay in SAP ERP
  • Create transparency through detailed monitoring
  • Central configuration and monitoring of the SAP product data management integration to PTC Windchill
  • Connection of PTC Windchill processes with all relevant SAP ERP entities
  • Use of all the advantages of an integration that does not require a middleware
  • Maintenance of the SAP product data management integration to PTC Windchill as SAP standard software
  • Support via the SAP Support Portal as SAP price list product

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Example approval process in PTC Windchill

Example approval process in PTC Windchill

SAP tab (example configuration) of a CAD / Dynamic Document for displaying SAP information directly in PTC Windchill

SAP tab (example configuration) of a CAD / Dynamic Document for displaying SAP information directly in PTC Windchill

SAP tab (example configuration) of part to display SAP information directly in PTC Windchill

SAP tab (example configuration) of part to display SAP information directly in PTC Windchill

Display of all SAP objects generated by SAP product data management integration in the user interface of the optional SAP Engineering Control Center

Display of all SAP objects generated by SAP product data management integration in the user interface of the optional SAP Engineering Control Center

Change process in PTC Windchill with an example change notice that was automatically generated by SAP product data management integration

Change process in PTC Windchill with an example change notice that was automatically generated by SAP product data management integration

Display of all SAP objects generated and changed by SAP product data management integration in the user interface of the optional SAP Engineering Control Center

Display of all SAP objects generated and changed by SAP product data management integration in the user interface of the optional SAP Engineering Control Center

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