SAP AG today announced its new plan for authoring tool integration. SAP’s strategy will simplify and expand its offering by integrating authoring tools into SAP Product Lifecycle Management software.

SAP´s new strategy for authoring tool integration

SAP’s new authoring tool integration platform, SAP Engineering Control Center, will help companies deliver innovative products and services in a shorter time to market, and will support a new way of developing products. This ties in with the broader aim of “idea to performance”, a holistic business approach to managing the entire life cycle of a product, from design to service.

Please read the press announcement that was launched  through our press and communication channels. (Link to the press announcement)

SAP has been CAD agnostic and supports multi-CAD environment through its integration to various CAD tools. SAP intends to simplify the landscape, enhance the overall user experience and provide a platform to support multiple tools in the future, thus enabling Systems Engineering.

Through the new SAP Engineering Control Center, SAP will provide a:

  • New, harmonized User Interface for all tool interfaces
  • One integration platform for all kind of authoring tools
  • A scalable platform for growth

The foundation of the SAP Engineering Control Center was developed by SAP´s partner DSC Software AG, based in Karlsruhe, Germany. In a joint project, SAP and DSC have been developing further enhancements and redesigned the solution to meet SAP´s development standards.The result is a new, powerful integration platform.ŸSAP and DSC are working with other strategic partners CENIT, CIDEON and .riess engineering to build new connectors for mCAD authoring tools and electronics.

SAP is excited to start a new area of Product Lifecycle Management.

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  1. Rajeev Deshpande

    A YouTube video is available featuring presentation by Pete Demtschenko of SAP and others from DSC, showing a sneak preview of ECTR. One thing I noticed there is a new object called Change Process (or something similar) which sits above even Engineering Records. Is this a standard functionality that will be available automatically, or will it be a custom add-on from DSC?

    Any information will be most useful. We have some customer scenarios where such a feature will be very useful (For example – A change being done across several products owned by different Product Managers, each of whom would like to handle their own corresponding ER, thus necessitating an object above ER that collects the statuses and coordinates).

    Thank you!


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