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PLM Solutions for Automotive

The automotive industry is facing more and more challenges due to constantly growing requirements such as alternative engines (e-mobility, hybrid engines, hydrogen, etc.) or regulations by the government. Let's take e-mobility here, which is becoming more and more complex to supplement or even replace mechanical development with electrical systems. In this context, not only new hardware but also software is used where performance and safety are concerned. Also the networking of many components in the vehicle up to the communication of the vehicles among each other, brings an increased administrative effort.

The latest technologies such as augmented and virtual reality are playing an increasing role and require a great deal of information to be stored and processed. Securing these systems with artificial intelligence inevitably leads to more costly administration and complexity. These and many other topics demand solutions and solution providers that can manage precisely this variety of tasks.


The challenges in the industry have not only existed since the Diesel affair or the COVID-19 pandemic. For many years, many companies have been striving for end-to-end solutions. Considered individually, many processes are nowadays often implemented and lived very well. However, when looking at the processes as a whole, there is plenty of potential in terms of digital consistency of data, error correction, automation, permanent transparency and location-independent collaboration. The greatest potential for optimization lies in the efficient networking of the most diverse disciplines within the company.

The pressure within the industry also affects the tools to be used. The rapid change in all areas along the value chain requires a solution that grows with the change. A tried and tested remedy here is to centralize the processes in as few systems as possible and not to create further isolated applications that lead to higher costs. Increase your flexibility not only through the topic of home office, because this is only a small component on the way to a digital future. Take the next step and look at where you are today to build a plan for digitalization in your company. We will be happy to assist you and support you with our experience of over 30 years on the market.


Use our Digital Process Assessment (DPA) to find out. With the three questions "Why, What and How" we evaluate your current ACTUAL situation. What does this mean in concrete detail? With the question "Why should I do something", we first identify your current challenges in your company, through new regulations you have to follow or the requirements of the market. With the question "What" we look at your activities along your business process (see Fig.1). With the final question "How" we clarify how your process could look like in the future. Using a roadmap, we present the results and solutions to you (see Fig.2).



3DS Automotive

3DS Automotive