On Cloud, On Premises or Hybrid: Combine the best of both platforms

For manufacturing companies that want to increase the efficiency and flexibility of their organization at the same time with their digitization strategy, digital data continuity is indispensable for cross-departmental processes. Different departments often still work in silos with different platforms, which can mean in concrete terms: one company, two platforms, two system logics, parallel data maintenance as well as a lack of interaction between the platforms and thus no no guarantee of data continuity.

The 3DEXPERIENCE-SAP integration solution developed by CENIT enables holistic digital process and data continuity across the Dassault Systèmes and SAP platforms and thus ensures parallel use of the two platforms based on identical data: whether on cloud, on premises or hybrid.


The two business-relevant platforms from Dassault Systèmes and SAP SE are independent software solutions and, as mentioned above, have so far required parallel data maintenance and manual interfaces. These points alone are good reasons for introducing the 3DEXPERIENCE-SAP integration, which ensures the parallel use of the two platforms, based on identical data quantity and data quality, from Dassault Systèmes and SAP. It does not matter in which environment the currently used systems are located. The integration can be combined in any way - on cloud, on premises or hybrid with both variants.

This allows maximum freedom in designing efficient and flexible business processes for innovative manufacturing companies that want to use the SAP and 3DEXPERIENCE platforms in their business processes in a transparent and effectively integrated manner. In addition, the 3DEXPERIENCE-SAP integration is structured completely differently than previous data interfaces between systems, because the approach stands for sustainability in the use of digital twins for the implementation of modern business models.

    Typical enterprise challenges that make the case for platform integration:

    • Data silos cause isolated information.
    • Data provision is often manual, error-prone and time-delayed.
    • Non-existent BOM consistency causes downstream problems.
    • Distributed and unlinked views of multiple BOMs
    • Often a struggle for data sovereignty
    • It is unclear how heterogeneous system landscapes can be connected to cloud and on-premises applications.
    • Costly errors occur in downstream departments due to outdated and incomplete information.
    • Distributing applications across multiple departments creates significant interdepartmental communication challenges.

    The advantages of platform integration

    • Cut reduction by avoiding parallel data maintenance while ensuring data continuity
    • Save time and increase process efficiency through controlled parallel working on both platforms with superior process control
    • Promote flexibility and user acceptance by role- and task-based, cross-platform information availability and information processing in your "home application"
    • Innovation and investment protection through the forward-looking development of platform integration and "best of both worlds" usage with a standard integration product

    Customer voices

    Do you have further questions or are you interested in a consultancy? Please feel free to contact us directly. Make a request

    The "best of both worlds" concept

    Maximum freedom in the design of efficient and flexible business processes is the overriding goal of platform integration and is united in the "best of both worlds" concept. The free mobility of the user in fulfilling his tasks in the business process - across both platforms - is the focus of the entire 3DEXPERIENCE-SAP integration and thus the overall process control: The process, the role and the task determine the data acquisition and data processing.

    • Process templates support practical use cases for different uses of the 3DEXPERIENCE and SAP platforms. The scope is wide, from engineering integration to work preparation, production simulation and modern service processes.
    • Cross-system automatisms are introduced between the two business-relevant system landcapes, which from now on reduce errors and ensure process and data continuity, thus increasing the efficiency of the company.
    • The high quality of master data ensured by the integration correctly maps all product data for an autonomous factory in the system and thus promotes the successful implementation of modern manufacturing concepts.

    Both systems continue to develop at high speed. As a long-standing Premium Partner of Dassault Systèmes and SAP, we stand for continuity and ensure that platform integration keeps pace with the speed of Innovation of the systems.

    The 3DEXPERIENCE-SAP Integration supports core functionalities for the following processes:

    • Design process (Multi-CAD)
    • Change process (Change Management)
    • Production process
    • Simulation Process
    • Variant Management
    • Platform structures (syn. objects)
    • Support of all processes through a wide range of solutions in a generic framework

    Why CENIT is the suitable partner

    We have been working with both companies and the platforms of Dassault Systèmes and SAP SE for over 20 years. Worldwide we are the only partner of both companies and we also have many years of experience with the use of their software solutions.

    Based on this long-standing experience and the combined know-how of our development resources of both platforms (Dassault Systèmes and SAP SE) the integration solution: 3DEXPERIENCE-SAP Integration was created. This integration has been successfully established on the market for more than 8 years now and through our routine in this area we have developed into a strong service partner for you.

    Our approach to you

    With regard to your specific starting situation and objectives, we integrate the 3DEXPERIENCE-SAP Integration software into your system. And in our role as a partner for successful digital transformation, we support you from strategic planning to the operation of the solution at your company and are always available for you in the further service.

    Request now

    Would you also like to swim along on the wave of success?
    We will be happy to help you.