cenitCONNECT APM Advanced Process Management

easy and flexible management of Processes and PLM-Workflows with CENIT CONNECT APM

Cross-functional control of processes and activities

Enterprise processes need to be as flexible as necessary but yet as standardized as possible – a dictum which applies to engineering and business management processes equally. Businesses must be able to incorporate new information as quickly as possible while satisfying all requirements regarding decision-making and documentation. Such information can include both SAP-based and external information. And of course, each process also acts as a platform for cross-functional communication and collaboration in line with the decision-making rules of the enterprise.

Support for process and planning participants

cenitCONNECT Advanced Process Management (APM) is an intelligent solution for standardized yet flexible process and activity management that supports planning participants throughout the entire planning process. Process and team templates offer easy methods for generating related processes. The high-performing CENIT Advisor Technology facilitates and automates not only value-adding processes such as data collection or gathering and distribution of information regarding data packages in the workflow queue.

Transparent overview functions 

cenitCONNECT APM is the control center for planning, executing and supervising your business processes. Using state-of-the-art process optimization and process automation technologies, the various cenitCONNECT APM interfaces instantly provide you with all the information you need to complete your task. This lets you recognize critical projects andactivities and allows you to react quickly to deviations and delays.

Creation of lean processes and save implementation

  • cenitCONNECT Advanced Process Management is the innovative process control with integration of your data and objects in SAP.
  • Newly developed methods in process automation achieve shorter process runtimes.
  • Collecting and evaluating process-relevant information.
  • Streamlined safeguarding and approval processes.
  • Supports continuous improvement of your processes.

Flexibility

  • In the design of the processes by the specialist departments. No IT support required for process definition.
  • The CENIT Workflow Engine made all of this possible.
  • During the introduction phase through minimal introduction costs at a fixed price.

Scalability

  • Any processes, from small sub-processes to complex end-to-end scenarios.

Full flexibility in the intuitive design of processes

The unique capabilities of cenitCONNECT APM process control guarantee full flexibility in the development of your business processes. cenitCONNECT APM allows you to contribute to the design of your processes with the objective of maximum optimization.

Process managers and decision-makers in specialist departments can carry out process modeling - without IT knowledge or programming know-how. Due to the high degree of scalability, workflows can be created reliably and purposefully for the most diverse requirements and can be continuously adapted during the running process. This includes, for example, change management, order design and the product development process in engineering.

The support of various roles in the process securely respects your compliance requirements, such as the safeguarding process using a four-eyes principle including digital signatures and revision-proof documentation of decisions. The comprehensive functionality of cenitCONNECT APM also includes collection and logging of information, as well as processing of checklists, coupled with the possibilities of multi-process management for splitting and mapping more complex processes into sub-processes.

cenit CONNECT APM - exemplary use cases

  • Change Management
    On the basis of individually preconfigured process sequences, cenitCONNECT APM can efficiently and flexibly support the process control of complex change processes.

  • Engineering Process Management
    For users whose daily work primarily takes place in the Engineering Control Center of SAP (SAP ECTR), the seamless connection of cenitCONNECT APM to SAP ECTR offers the optimal opportunity to support your engineering processes efficiently and flexibly.

  • Master Data Management
    For the master data solution CENIT Master Data Processes, cenitCONNECT APM serves as a comprehensive process platform on which the preconfigured master data management processes can be easily and efficiently orchestrated.


Change Management Process with cenit Connect APM
cenitCONNECT APM Change Management Process
  • Workplace:
    Your personal access point to the world of PLM. Here, you can manage your work list, which contains a traffic light dashboard with the real time status of all your processes and tasks. The personalized interface allows you to navigate directly to processes and activities.

  • Process Workbench:
    Process modeling without the need for IT knowledge or programming, implemented by business users and process owners themselves. Highly functional, flexible and scalable, providing comprehensive support for compliance requirements.

  • Task Desk:
    Your personal interface for editing tasks. Place the most important items directly in your central workspace in a clearly structured format so that you can access information about activities, processes, checklists, and objects quickly and easily.

  • Object Workbench:
    A virtual workspace with a clear representation of each SAP business object involved in a process. With all information available at a glance, it is easier than ever to integrate SAP Document Management, CAD data, bills of material and other PLM objects, and you can visualize them at the click of a button.

  • Monitoring:
    A platform for the clear representation and evaluation of current processes.Real time reporting in the context of operations and activities. Various display options and formats to give you an excellent overview of your processes.

  • Advisor Technology:
    The innovative Advisor technology seeks out information, thinks in the same way as you, optimizes processes and gets the most out of your SAP investment. The solution includes the Selection Advisor for advanced search in SAP, the Execute Advisor for reducing operational activities and the Decision feature for dynamic workflow creation.