Siemens and SAP Announce Partnership
Two Silos to One
You can think of Siemens Digital Industries as a provider of tools for the Engineering Department.
You can think of SAP as addressing the business side of the house.
But everyone knows—as we move toward the age of Industry 4.0—that silos aren’t a good thing.
So the two companies announced a partnership.
Which means that there will be connection across product lifecycle management (PLM), supply chain, service and asset management.
Digital models to real products will all be connected. From concept to aftermarket.
Real-time information and model history tied together by a digital thread.
"Digital transformation will be critical for the manufacturing industries to increase productivity, flexibility and accelerate innovation, so companies must come together in new ways to enable the digital enterprise,” said Klaus Helmrich, member of the Managing Board of Siemens AG and CEO of Siemens Digital Industries.
Which explains the partnership between Siemens and SAP.
Systems engineering in increasingly being recognized as a valuable approach to vehicle development - both in design and production. Siemens posits that PLM is the right software system for systems engineering.
The high-end automotive CAD/CAM systems do a whole lot more than their name implies. In addition to design and manufacturing, they have the ability to support analysis, product data management, and more.
Once the playground of exotic car makers, the definition of a niche vehicle has expanded to include image vehicles for mainstream OEMs, and specialist models produced on high-volume platforms.