Easy collaboration with persons involved in PLM processes through SAP ECTR and SAP PLM – Collaboration

For the realization of complex projects, the collaboration with partners and the assignment of single development steps to third parties is common practice. To achieve a holistic development process, these parties often need access to their client’s PLM system – which is still a major challenge for many companies these days.

With the Collaboration Capability of SAP Product Lifecycle Management | SAP PLM, SAP provides a platform in the cloud which enables the creation of defined collaboration areas and allows role-based access to the respective data for the persons involved in the process. The connection of SAP Engineering Control Center | SAP ECTR to SAP PLM – Collaboration enables secure and seamless collaboration for users, with structured and unstructured product data.

Your advantages at a glance

Easy data export from SAP ECTR to SAP PLM – Collaboration

Easy import of exported data from SAP PLM – Collaboration to SAP ECTR

Fast access to SAP PLM Collaboration folders via the SAP ECTR user interface

SAP ECTR as a “door opener” for SAP cloud solutions

Maximum transparency through the creation of a PDF summary of all exported files

Fast import of files with information on new and modified data

Effective data exchange with SAP ECTR and SAP PLM in the cloud

SAP PLM – Collaboration allows creating folders called "Collaboration Workspaces". Directly from SAP ECTR, engineers have full access to these folders, which facilitates the effective data exchange additionally.

Data export

From the graphical user interface of SAP ECTR, users can easily export engineering data to SAP PLM – Collaboration. Their partners can then edit the engineering data in their local CAD program and save the data back to SAP PLM – Collaboration after completion.

Data import

SAP ECTR automatically displays new data and modified data during the data import from SAP PLM – Collaboration. This way, external changes are transparent at any time. SAP ECTR does not import unchanged data in order to prevent redundancies.

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