CENIT SAP PLM Foundation

Best practice for future-proof SAP PLM Solutions

With the CENIT SAP PLM Foundation we pursue the goal of adequately and efficiently designing your Product Lifecycle Management system and enriching it with the integration of all upstream and downstream processes. Your current and future digitization strategy is thus technically and strategically supported in a Design-to-Operate-approach - both for existing SAP® ECC systems and for SAP S/4HANA®.

The uncomplicated entry into the PLM landscape for your company

Quick and easy implementation & transition in our occurrent operation

With the introduction of the CENIT SAP PLM Foundation, preconfigured templates are available that can be implemented quickly and easily. The templates have been developed within the framework of use cases and are based on years of experience from numerous successful customer projects. This means that you as a customer benefit from the in-depth knowledge of our experts, ensuring a smooth transition with a short implementation period in your ongoing operations.


Efficient & flexible organization of engineering processes

With the CENIT SAP PLM Foundation we offer you a scalable and risk reduced overall package that supports you in ensuring an efficient and flexible organization of your engineering processes. The SAP Engineering Control Center (SAP ECTR) is the focus of this product, which enables the integration of your CAD authoring systems, such as CATIA, Siemens NX, SOLIDWORKS® or EPLAN, into SAP. With the introduction of SAP ECTR, you also lay the technological foundation for a later, simple changeover to SAP S/4HANA® already in the engineering phase.

The spectrum of SAP ECTR is diverse, because functionally extended and configured for your business processes, the CENIT SAP PLM Foundation offers you support in process optimization, for example by networking collaboration and visualization functions, and in general decision making, through improved data utilization in all areas of the company.

Advantages of the SAP PLM Foundation

  • Process efficiency and flexibility
    With the CENIT SAP PLM Foundation we offer you exactly the process-oriented and flexible basis that your company and your employees need in their daily work with SAP ECTR.
    The SAP Engineering Control Center is the comfortable working environment for engineers and enables the cross-disciplinary integration of the relevant authoring tools. At the same time, SAP ECTR as an "intelligent spectacle" into SAP enables all employees who deal with product data in company processes to use technical data for their tasks. With the CENIT SAP PLM Foundation, the implementation can be enriched with other SAP and CENIT products in the areas of collaboration, visualization, process control, validation and verification.
  • Future viability
    The first step in engineering towards SAP S/4HANA is already being taken with the introduction of SAP ECTR with the CENIT SAP PLM Foundation.
    SAP ECTR is the future-proof engineering platform of SAP.
    If implemented in your existing ERP Business Suite (SAP® ECC), the subsequent switch to SAP S/4HANA will only require minor adjustments to SAP ECTR.
  • Risk minimization
    A critical issue in any system implementation is the replacement of existing systems and the migration of inventory data. For many scenarios, we offer the CENIT SAP PLM Foundation packages for process-guided data migration, wherever possible also at a fixed price.
  • User acceptance
    The acceptance of new SAP PLM solutions depends largely on the user experience during system use. Ensuring trouble-free operation is therefore a central task. For this reason, a project-accompanying transition and the support of an experienced operating team are at the core of the CENIT SAP PLM Foundation.

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Engineering processes and data integrated into SAP
Customer Project Engineering processes and data integrated into SAP Efficient engineering processes, flexible solutions and optimised workflows with CENIT SAP PLM Foundation. Read how Getzner Werkstoffe was able to reach the full potential of their powerful SAP PLM system. Read more about

Process support at a glance

  • Integration
    Enables the seamless integration of the engineering departments, including their authoring systems, into the product creation process with SAP PLM - for a reduction in overall lead times and a flexible response to new market requirements.
    Process Management
    Provides configurable building blocks for automation and flexible process control of typical process steps such as simple data checks and complex structure validations.
  • Collaboration
    Supports cross-company collaboration in product development with integrated process scenarios. The background relocation of complex processes during CAD assembly exchange enables easy application of the collaboration functions.
  • Visualization & Conversion
    Makes technical information from CAD models usable for procurement and production processes, for example, through process-controlled conversion into 2D and 3D neutral formats and accessible to every SAP user without additional CAD licenses.
  • Migration
    Supports the planning and risk-minimized execution of inventory data migration to SAP. Customer-specific migration strategies are possible, such as "Big Bang" or transitional parallel operation. At the same time, the migration is supported by process components, for example, to carry out a quality check of the data to be migrated and any necessary corrections. Monitoring and reporting functions of the CENIT SAP PLM Foundation increase the transparency of the migration process and the quality of the migrated data.
  • Monitoring & Reporting
    Creates transparency about company processes for fast and reliable decision-making. Process weaknesses become visible with the CENIT SAP PLM Foundation and a targeted fine-tuning is also possible.

Why CENIT is the right partner

For over 30 years, we have been combining SAP PLM expertise and the experience from numerous customer projects in the CENIT SAP Solutions Team. Through this long-standing expertise in the SAP environment and the use of their software and integration solutions, we offer you as a customer sustainable competence both in the implementation and in consulting for the use of SAP software as well as in operational support for a long-term and sustainable availability of the software solutions used.

Our procedure model

With regard to your specific initial situation and objectives, we integrate the required software components into your SAP system using our best practices - with clearly defined work packages and within a fixed implementation period.

In our role as SAP partner for a successful digital transformation, we support you from strategic planning to the operation of the solution at your company and also stand by your side with our expertise as a service partner for the future mapping of new business processes.

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