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Schaumburg, IL - PLM Alliance, comprised of SAP development partners including EPLAN and sister company CIDEON, are participating in SAPPHIRE NOW and the ASUG Annual Conference May 16–18, in Orlando, Florida. At booth 945, the partners will showcase the integrated live engineering approach for SAP® Product Lifecycle Management (SAP PLM) application with the SAP Engineering Control Center integration tool. EPLAN’s electrical CAE system – EPLAN Electric P8 – and electronic CAD systems including Altium, Cadence and Mentor Graphics will be showcased. There will be demonstrations of interfaces to Autodesk AutoCAD and Inventor, Dassault Systemes CATIA V5 and SOLIDWORKS, PTC Creo, and Siemens NX and Solid Edge. The alliance also will give a lecture at the Live Theater with the theme “How to make engineers want SAP PLM.” SAP Engineering Control Center, the SAP integration tool for authoring tools like MCAD, ECAD and Office applications, was designed for this purpose. The presentation will highlight the benefits of an integrated SAP PLM solution and discuss efficiency gains for the extended enterprise.


SAPPHIRE NOW and ASUG Annual Conference are the world’s premier business technology event and largest SAP customer-run conference, offering attendees the opportunity to learn and network with customers, SAP executives, partners and experts across the entire SAP ecosystem. PLM Alliance’s participation stems from the growing need among customers running SAP software to enable closed-loop engineering and the digital thread without increasing complexity of overall system architecture. The embedded SAP solutions allow cross-departmental business users to access, manage and control real-time product development data. This helps ensure that quality, time to market, and overall product development costs are managed on time and on target.


About PLM Alliance

The PLM Alliance of SAP development partners DSC Software, CENIT, CIDEON and .riess engineering, has a track record of providing SAP PLM solutions for more than 15 years. Together with EPLAN and XPLM, their solutions cover MCAD and ECAD interfaces to SAP PLM based on SAP Engineering Control Center. “We make engineers want SAP.” With the solutions offered, engineers easily and intuitively access the powerful SAP application without specialist knowledge or excessive training. This helps improve company-wide collaborative PLM processes while supporting “true PLM” with SAP software. The accumulated experience and know-how gained through many global SAP PLM projects, and the proven add-on solutions of each partner, make the PLM Alliance partners ideal system integrators, delivering projects rapidly with excellent results.


About EPLAN Software & Service


EPLAN Software & Service is one of the world’s leading service providers for developing computer aided engineering (CAx), configuration and mechatronic solutions and advises companies on how to optimize their engineering processes. Both standardized as well as customized interfaces to ERP and PLM/PDM systems ensures data consistency in product development, order processing and manufacturing. Factors for success in engineering include a consistent customer focus, global support and innovative development and interface expertize. As a global player, EPLAN supports over 45,000 customers around the world with more than 120,000 installations through outstanding product quality and maximum efficiency increases. EPLAN was founded in 1984 and is part of the owner-operated Friedhelm Loh Group. The Friedhelm Loh Group operates worldwide with 18 production sites and 78 international subsidiaries. The entire group employs more than 11,500 people and generated revenues of around €2.2 billion in 2015.


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