SAP Product Lifecycle Management (SAP PLM) meets the demand for effective product management at all stages of the product lifecycle. SAP PLM integrates all participants of the product development process: designers, suppliers, manufacturers and customers.

The SAP PLM solution is ideal for any company actively managing quality in order to increase the efficiency of its equipment and optimize the performance of the whole organization. It is also an indispensable tool in each industry where plant maintenance and equipment reliability have a direct impact on business profitability.

SAP PLM is accessible via the SAP NetWeaver Portal. In this way, employees are provided with easy, online access to internal and external databases, applications and services which they need in their daily work. Additionally, SAP PLM can be integrated with SAP Supply Chain Management (SAP SCM), SAP Customer Relationship Management (SAP CRM) and SAP Supplier Relationship Management (SAP SRM), greatly facilitating cooperation within design and development, project management and procurement.

In order to simplify the process, it is important to integrate SAP PLM directly with CAD/CAM in order to save time on activities such as communication and data exchange. It should be noted, however, that ERP integration is a complex task. In order to do it properly and avoid unnecessary technical constraints, the optimum integration method must be selected. Such an approach will help companies focus on their business processes and objectives, without the need to overcome any barriers.

Hicron consultants have extensive experience of integrating non-SAP EDM systems with SAP ERP. The proposed solutions are tailored to the specific needs of each customer and the tools used guarantee the effective integration of EDM with SAP ERP.

The most popular non-SAP EDM systems include:

– Java
– Microsoft.NET C#
– Web Services
– SAP XI server
– RFC technique
– COM Interoperability
– Visual Basic
– Bussiness Server Pages (SBP BSP)