Clean Business – Done and Dusted

CENIT drives digital transformation at appliance manufacturer V-ZUG

Published 08/29/2019

Stuttgart, September 04, 2019 – V-ZUG, Swiss maker of premium household appliances, has partnered with CENIT AG to pursue its plans for bidirectional integration of the 3DEXPERIENCE platform by Dassault Systèmes and SAP S/4HANA platform. The smartPLM approach makes the Stuttgart-based software and consulting provider a leader in the Germany/ Austria/Switzerland region and the go-to address for combining the best of these worlds. The outcome: Process and data continuity across both platforms – an important prerequisite for Industry 4.0 applications.

Clean Business – Done and Dusted

Whether it’s cooking or washing and drying dishes and clothes – Swiss household appliance maker V-ZUG has made a name for itself as a developer, producer and distributor of high-quality products for the premium market. In Switzerland alone, the Zug-based manufacturer has sold more than 4.5 million ovens, dishwashers, etc. V-ZUG Ltd, a mid-size company with approx. 1,600 employees, was quick to see the writing on the wall and has devoted the past several years to digitalizing its operations at all levels and along the entire value chain. An important piece of the puzzle was bidirectional integration of the platforms deployed at V-ZUG Ltd: the 3DEXPERIENCE platform by Dassault Systèmes and SAP S/4HANA.

"In taking on this complex task, we decided to collaborate with CENIT because the company has been a premium partner of Dassault Systèmes and SAP for years, offering professional solutions for platform integration. Also, the CENIT team’s process competency was obvious to us right from the beginning-go”, says Blaise Metzker, Head of CAD/PDM at V-ZUG. “For real investment security, what’s decisive is not just deploying standard products – you also need to have access to methods and processes that have been tried and proven on the ground."

Process and data continuity across both platforms

For V-ZUG Ltd, the significance of the – recently completed – integration project is demonstrated by the many benefits it is now reaping: “In particular, the new role- and task-based integration lets our users work very flexibly, across both platforms. This has given us an enormous boost in staff acceptance”, says Metzker. In other words: Cross-platform process control takes center stage – the process, the role and the task define the way data is retrieved and processed. This saves time and ensures process efficiency. Duplicate entries are a thing of the past, which saves costs and prevents process iterations. An additional benefit is maximum freedom in designing efficient and flexible business processes: Process templates now support applications for a wide range of uses throughout the 3DEXPERIENCE platform and SAP S/4HANA platform worlds.

The CENIT team exceeded our expectations because it isn’t just really good, it’s also really fast and reliable, says Metzker in summarizing the project, jointly realized by V-ZUG Ltd and CENIT AG in the space of only a few months.

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