Eplan is Siemens PLM Solution Partner

Maximilian Brandl, chairman of the Executive Board of Eplan

Since mid-April, Eplan has been an official Siemens PLM Solution Partner. The aim of the partnership is to offer an interface between two market-leading systems – Eplan and Teamcenter. This integration closes a loophole in the PLM process: The configuration data for the Eplan platform can now be processed in Teamcenter. Companies from different industries can benefit from this integrated approach which forms part of a consistent product creation process.

Solution-provider Eplan is a now an official Siemens PLM Solution Partner. As part of this partnership, which was sealed in mid-April, the companies have developed a sophisticated, future-proof integration of the Eplan platform into the Teamcenter PLM environment. Maximilian Brandl, Chairman of the Executive Board of Eplan, is pleased with the development: “In line with the partner programme, Eplan and Siemens PLM Software have together proven their strengths. The integration of the Eplan platform into Teamcenter opens up lots of doors for us in the growing PLM solutions market. Our joint customers can also benefit hugely from this increased consistency.” Urban August, Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Siemens PLM Software GmbH, also sees plenty of benefits for his customers: “The integration of Eplan into Teamcenter allows our customers to optimise interdisciplinary cooperation and use Teamcenter as a consistent platform for all those involved in the product life cycle.”

Urban August, senior vice president and managing director of Siemens PLM Software GmbH

Electrical design is considered an important element of the product creation process. Eplan has developed a universal module in order to integrate the Eplan platform into PLM systems. The Teamcenter integration unit linked to this module now embeds the Eplan platform solutions seamlessly into the PLM environment. This makes electrical engineering part of the digital product model. This allows companies to achieve comprehensive product lifecycle management across all disciplines.

Increased process reliability

The integrated working method increases data consistency not only in the product development process, but also throughout the product lifecycle. Because of the comprehensive and consistent basic data, areas such as maintenance and repairs can be given optimum support, which is reflected directly in reduced times and costs. Transparency is another factor. There is direct access to the complete digital product model, even if the product development process is distributed across different countries, this secures permanent data exchange and, at the end of the day, ensures reliability and quality in the entire product creation process.


EPLAN Software & Service

EPLAN Software & Service develops engineering solutions to accelerate the product design process. Interdisciplinary expert systems secure high levels of productivity and data consistency. The solution-provider develops tailored PDM and PLM strategies on a customer-specific basis and provides comprehensive services, including customising, consultancy and training. The company’s success is based on innovative development expertise, consistent practical focus and international presence. EPLAN belongs to Rittal International and therefore forms part of the Friedhelm Loh Group with more than 11,000 employees worldwide and a turnover of 2.2 billion euro in 2012. This means EPLAN stands for continuity and security of investment. Seven German EPLAN branches and representatives in 50 countries support over 35,000 customers with around 95,000 installations worldwide. The company’s motto of “EPLAN – efficient engineering.’ underlines its expertise in optimised, efficient processes which help customers remain competitive in the long term.

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