Seamless integration of PTC Windchill in SAP PLM
Overcome system boundaries - fully integrate PTC Windchill and SAP into your company's PLM strategy
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, the question of which system is the leading one always comes up. 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 and 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.
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.
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.
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.
Utilizing the Package Scenario and the associated packaging of the data with separate release of the transfer enables the support of a cross-system overall process up to the production-focused solution SAP S/4HANA Production Engineering and Operations.
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.
In this scenario, SAP product data management integration to PTC Windchill uses your Part information as the leading source. SAP material masters, bills of material, document info records and other objects are generated in SAP based on parts and their structures.
CAD / Dynamic Documents Scenario
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 in SAP as a leading source for SAP material masters, bills of material, document info records and other objects.
In the Package Scenario, unlike in the other two scenarios, the objects are not created or updated directly in SAP. PTC Windchill sends a package containing all data, which can be verified in SAP S/4HANA using BOM simulation and visual input validation in the integration cockpit. The ERP objects are only processed in SAP once the package has been released. This scenario is based on the Part Scenario and at the same time lays the foundation for the connection to SAP S/4HANA Production Engineering and Operations.
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 for the right employees in SAP without them leaving their work environment.
PTC Windchill users access relevant SAP information such as material numbers, bills of material (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 material are documented in SAP using the change number.
The SAP material master is one of the core objects of SAP ERP. Using SAP product data management integration to PTC Windchill allows you to 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 material 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.
- 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