CENIT’s Contribution to the “Intelligent Enterprise”


Published 07/29/2020 | updated 05/23/2024

SAP has positioned itself as the core platform provider for intelligent companies that not only aim for business success, but also want to achieve sustainability and resilience targets. To this end, SAP has reiterated its long-standing commitment toward open integration of partner solutions, as stated in the SAP business model. The company again underlined this principle in an SAP-Siemens partnership issued on July 14, 2020, aimed at supporting SAP clients in achieving digital transformation.

CENIT’s Contribution to the “Intelligent Enterprise”

This newly announced collaboration by two leading software providers opens up new paths and potentials, but it also poses strategic and operative questions:

  • What are the implications for the existing SAP product landscape?
  • What will happen with respect to PLM platform integration?
  • What developments can be expected for client-side Services?

For over 20 years, CENIT AG has been established on the market as a strong SAP partner. As leading provider of consulting, software and systems integration and as proven Trusted Advisor for blue-chip client businesses, we consider it our duty to provide answers to these questions so as to offer our clients, partners and other interested parties security and orientation in this fast-moving, challenging context.

Assured Investment Security for the SAP PLM Portfolio

SAP has already clarified in its official communication that the company will continue to develop, vend and maintain its proprietary PLM portfolio as previously. To this end, SAP has issued investment security commitments until 2027 for ECC 6.0 and until 2040 for S/4.

As reliable SAP development partner, we support this commitment vis a vis SAP and our customers regarding the SAP price-list products for CATIA V5 and 3DEXPERIENCE integration.

End2end Processes on the SAP Platform – From Design to Operate

As consulting partner and system integrator to our clients, we are fully oriented on SAP’s "Design to Operate" concept. Our portfolio thus addresses the entire value chain of manufacturing businesses – from design to operation.

For many of our customers, the chance to obtain a direct, lean integration of the engineering world with the SAP platform remains a highly attractive proposition, because it avoids the additional costs and operative efforts of creating a second PLM infrastructure. That is why we will keep devoting our energies to driving this concept forward on the foundation of the SAP PLM portfolio and CENIT’s proprietary add-ons.

We will continue to support your access to the SAP PLM world via our SAP PLM Foundation solution package. Regarding SAP ECTR, we offer preconfigured solutions for typical engineering processes which turn the traditional PLAN-BUILD RUN intro process into a fixed-price PLAN-DELIVER RUN. SAP PLM Foundation maximizes your chance for success, reduces your introduction costs and minimizes your risk.  

smartPLM – Secure Process Integration for the Best of Both Worlds

With its recent announcement, SAP confirms and underscores CENIT’s long-term strategy regarding the integration of the SAP world with one of the best-performing PLM platforms – 3DEXPERIENCE by Dassault Systèmes.

We call our end2end approach smartPLM: A process-driven integration basis that offers our clients digital continuity throughout the entire range of product lifecycle processes as well as enhanced product and process efficiency – across platforms!

As consulting partner, we work with our customers to identify the big picture, structuring the path to this goal via an individualized step-by-step plan and offering the smartPLM Foundation as a solution package that covers all classic PDM topics.

Our strategy for implementing the big picture is our Ready-to-Grow introduction method – an agile, immediately available service approach for (incremental) implementation of the 3DEXPERIENCE platform. Right from the outset we focus on secure process integration with SAP, and we maintain this focus at each and every step. This lets us minimize risks and create a clear framework for your success: Top Quality, on Time, on Budget.

Ongoing Development of CENIT’s Solution Portfolio

Given the unstable health and business situation of our times, and with a view to the far-reaching potentials of digitalization, we wish to offer our customers utmost reliability in our products and services. This includes clear roadmaps for the ongoing development of our solutions.

Among other products, our portfolio for complementing standard SAP products includes the process management solution cenitCONNECT APM, which we leverage for direct engineering integration via SAP ECTR and, in the context of platform integration to 3DEXPERIENCE, for process orchestration along the entire value chain. With EnterpriseConnector, we also offer a high-performance solution to support collaboration processes via complex engineering data. Our commitment toward consistent, continual development, sales and implementation of these solutions is as strong as ever.

In a new and exciting SAP and PLM market, one aspect remains unchanged:

Our prime objective is our customers’ success. Achieving this goal means establishing end2end digital data flows and complete vertical and horizontal integration of your digital processes – from the initial product concept to production and business operation.

Together with our strong partners, we pave your way to the Intelligent Enterprise.

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Swetlana Isaak

Swetlana Isaak

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Horst Heckhorn

Horst Heckhorn

Senior Vice President SAP Solutions

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