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I´ve been working with discrete manufacturing customers for over 10 years now. They are all asking me the same questions: How can software help me keep a single source of product data so that I can run my R&D processes more efficiently? How can I leverage CAD data throughout the enterprise – and not
just keep it within the engineering department? How do get an overview of different kinds of product data – mechanical, electronical and software? How
can I bring products to market faster and compete successfully in a global environment?


These customers are often working with multi-CAD environments, their product data is stored in several authoring tools and it is quite challenging for them to maintain a consistent and holistic product description.  Dealing with inconsistent product data is time consuming and can easily become a source of error.

SAP AG recently announced its new plan for authoring tool integration, including a strategy to simplify and expand its offering by integrating authoring tools into the SAP Product Lifecycle Management application. We will provide a new authoring tool integration platform which will help our customers deliver innovative products and services in a shorter time to market.

At SAPPHIRE NOW, which takes place in Orlando from June 3rd to 5th, you will be able to see a sneak preview of this platform and our Solution Owner Gerhard Himmelsbach is looking forward to discuss the benefits of such an integrated platform approach with you in a microforum discussion.

He will address how you can

  • leverage CAD Information within your enterprise
  • Simplify your CAD integration landscape
  • Benefit from a single, intuitive user interface for your CAD data that is stored in several tools

Join session LB14337 Empower Your Product Development Team Using CAD Integration on June 4th at 8:00AM in the Short link to theLines of Business Campus. Add the session to your personal SAPPHIRE NOW Agenda.

If this 8AM is a bit early for you, just bring a coffee with you.  And bring one for Gerhard, too.
Or visit him later at expert table LB231 in the Lines of Business Campus.

We look forward to seeing you at SAPPHIRE NOW!!

Follow us on Twitter to get more information about sessions for R&D. @PLMatSAP