MHP Business Solution WIISAP

12.04.2013

A process that connects: MHP business solution WIISAP for connecting PTC Windchill and SAP ERP

Increasing product variety and smaller batch sizes, shorter development cycles and global cooperation – companies worldwide, in particular from the automotive sector as well as plant engineering and construction, need to be able to merge product data from the development (PLM) as well as production and logistics (ERP) areas and implement processes across all systems in order to fulfill the growing requirements due to the afore-mentioned.

For this reason, MHP has developed a standardised solution, which bridges both worlds, automates the data exchange process between the PLM solution PTC Windchill and SAP ERP and thus facilitates a consistent process.

The business solution WIISAP, which is based on the integration platform SAP Process Integration (SAP PI), organises the data transfer in the background: Product data produced in the engineering area is saved in PTC Windchill as the product data backbone and automatically transferred to SAP ERP. In this connection, the interface has been integrated in the change and release process and triggers the data transfer. Using a connected master data maintenance process, the development data can be supplemented by additional information in the SAP system and thus be prepared and constantly updated for subsequent processes – particularly in the production and logistics areas as well as in quality assurance or process engineering. Conversely, status messages from SAP ERP (e.g. on the product life cycle) are directly transferred back to the PLM system and are thus available to the engineering area.

The advantages at a glance:

  • Higher data quality and lower data losses due to the automation of the data transfer process
  • Basis for consistent use of existing product data
  • More in-depth integration of the different specialist disciplines in the company
  • The user decides on processes (in the engineering tool) and not on data (in an interface)
  • Standardised solution offers investment security
  • Guaranteed maintenance and support

 

Functions and processes at a glance:

  • Transfer of product structures (parts lists) with their components and documents as well as the associated changes
  • Preliminary transfers for long-lead materials
  • Diverse monitoring options for ensuring complete transparency over the entire data and process route
  • Flexible adjustment to customer-specific processes and data

 

You can find more information here.

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