Engineering processes and data integrated into SAP

at Getzner Werkstoffe GmbH

Getzner Werkstoffe GmbH establishes process connections to SAP with SAP PLM Foundation

Getzner Werkstoffe is reshaping its engineering-related workflows. The CENIT SAP PLM Foundation ensures that this re-engineering process doesn’t stray too far from the SAP methodology. The objective behind it: A solid foundation for successful digitalisation.

About the customer

Getzner Werkstoffe GmbH

Getzner Werkstoffe GmbH is a specialist in vibration isolation in the rail, construction and industrial sectors. Derived from their own in-house research, the high-tech materials Sylomer®, Sylodyn®, Sylodamp® and Isotop® are used in the railway superstructure, for the resilient bedding of buildings and machinery, and also as structural components.

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Business challenge

Process efficiency

In our work ethic, there are many dependencies that are virtually impossible to describe in a rulebook.


In our work ethic, there are many, many dependencies that are virtually impossible to describe in a rulebook.

Customer centricity

Agile process control for change management is missing

Customer goals

Digital maturity

  • Integration of the (...) CAD system SolidWorks into the existing SAP environment
  • Centralize document management by installing a cross-board user administration and uniform data filing system
  • Obtain a modern, maximally user-friendly interface for the engineers


Process optimisation

  • Control of release and change processes
  • deep SAP integration of Solidworks models
  • “As we kept growing, there were (...) calls for us to increase our level of transparency."


Now we don’t need to worry about how to go about integrating new processes. That’s a great advantage of the SAP PLM Foundation: We can rely fully on CENIT!

Ernst Krug
SAP Demand & Project Manager

Getzner Werkstoffe GmbH

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“It’s truly amazing how easy it is to create an SAP ECTR data record in SAP ERP. With just a few mouse clicks, you can create material masters and derive bills of material.”

(...) Direct Solidworks-SAP integration won the day: in addition to easy access to the SAP objects and functions, the intuitive user interface offers a flexible folder and window structure. With these freedoms, the users can organize their business objects in whatever way they prefer.

Initial experience with SAP ECTR was gained in the context of a sandbox exercise based on CENIT’S SAP PLM Foundation. (...) . "For a business of our size, there’s no alternative to starting out with a preconfigured solution (…). CENIT’s SAP PLM Foundation approach helped us a great deal in this sense as well.”

For process steering purposes – specifically, to control order processing and change management – Getzner Werkstoffe will rely on cenitCONNECT Advanced Process Management (APM). cenitCONNECT APM is template-based, which means that, depending on the product group or as otherwise required, modifications can be made to the individual process steps while leaving the underlying workflow untouched so as to remain compliant with business requirements.

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In a nutshell:

  • CENIT SAP PLM Foundation as holistic implementation approach - developed specifically for medium-size businesses
  • SAP direct integration
  • cenitCONNECT Advanced Process Management (APM) for order processing and change management
  • Modern user guidance of an SAP product for high acceptance levels among engineering staff
  • Standard software components SAP ECTR and SAP ECTR Interface to Solid Works
  • Comprehensive education and training concept by Cenit consultancy for the development of a key user structure

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Results and conclusion


Investment protection by linking Solidworks data with SAP business objects close to SAP methodology.


Maximum flexibility thanks to template-based cenitCONNECT APM and empowerment for independent process design


Reengineering based on SAP methodology without restricting creative freedom.

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