Create ideal conditions for efficient collaboration between all involved stakeholders in the product lifecycle. Ensure that correct and complete documents are always available and up to date - both internally and externally. We will be happy to support you in this!

Collaboration - Optimal Cooperation of All Stakeholders

Ensure that your employees and also external organizations can access up-to-date and correct information. With fast and reliable document exchange and efficient management of projects, you can significantly optimize your processes and increase efficiency.

Make Collaboration More Efficient

Increasingly complex tasks and rising customer expectations regarding quality, delivery times and traceability require optimized processes. Cooperation between engineering, sales, procurement, work preparation, production and service must therefore function smoothly in order to minimize time loss and errors. But the flow of information with external third parties, such as suppliers and subcontractors, must also be taken into account. 

While innovative companies are already implementing the digital twin, in other places outdated paper drawings are still on the way in manufacturing.

By optimizing collaboration, you ensure that everyone involved in the product lifecycle has direct access to up-to-date documents. In this way, you improve the collaboration of the entire project team, increase quality as well as efficiency and ensure your company's success.


Challenges For The Teamwork

Are you also familiar with these situations that occur frequently when various internal and external parties work together?

No access to necessary information

After modifications in engineering, the changed documents do not arrive in production, or at least with a delay. Modern work facilitation such as 3D visualization in assembly cannot be used due to lack of access.

Missing construction data for following processes

Your purchasing department needs information from the bill of materials for the procurement process and the sales department would like to add layout drawings to the quotation documents, but the data is not at hand.

Expensive error correction

Due to outdated, incomplete or manually entered data, errors occur often. The corrections and rework cost a lot of time and money.

Lack of information flow to external third parties

The exchange of data with suppliers and subcontractors happens not automatically, but irregularly and incompletely. External construction data is not available in your engineering.

Insecure and uncontrolled information sharing

Sensitive data is exchanged via insecure methods, such as e-mail or private accounts. It is not possible to trace where information is located and who can view it.

Collaboration Made Easy

The exchange of data during the product lifecycle or the project and process management has been carried out in the past via a wide variety of channels, both in printed and electronic form, e.g. via e-mail or FTP servers. Information is also usually shared between only two or three stakeholders and not to all members of the project team.

Optimized collaboration with partner software from Autodesk, SAP or Revalize offers various options for the effective exchange of document-based information, as well as efficient project and process management along the entire value chain.

Efficient Document Exchange

The following software solutions enable you to exchange data securely and efficiently. It is also guaranteed that work is always carried out with the latest version - regardless of location, between internal and external stakeholders.

Optimized collaboration with partner software from Autodesk, SAP or Revalize offers various options for the effective exchange of document-based information, as well as efficient project and process management along the entire value chain. 

Autodesk Vault Professional

  •  - Office Client and Thin Client
  •  - Multi-Site with SQL Replication
  •  - Multi-Site with Vault File Server
  •  - Shared Views
  •  - Shared Folders / Project Sync (with Fusion Team or ACC Docs)

Autodesk Fusion Team

Autodesk Upchain


SAP ECTR and SAP Enterprise Product Development

Manage Projects And Processes Successfully

Often, not only the pure exchange of data is essential, but also the management of an entire project should run smoothly. The following solutions not only enable you to exchange data securely between all project stakeholders, but also offer you additional functions such as: adding annotations, redlining, collision checking or issue tracking. This way, you can guarantee clean, efficient and transparent communication throughout the entire project. 

Autodesk Fusion 360 Manage

Autodesk Upchain

Autodesk Construction Cloud

  • - Docs
  • - Build
  • - Collaborate (Collaborate Pro)
  • - Takeoff

SAP ECTR and SAP Enterprise Product Development

Your Benefits

The advantages of efficient collaboration give you the extra boost you need to succeed:

Clear and correct sources of information

It is ensured that all parties involved use the same, up-to-date documents and thus the correct information is always available.


Defined and controlled ways of sharing information avoid the uncoordinated and uncontrollable use of insecure methods (email, private cloud platforms, etc.).

Direct access to up-to-date documents

Everyone involved in the project can access the documents at any time and thus receive exactly the data they need at that moment - in other words, the optimal support for their daily work.

External third party optimally integrated

The exchange of data with subcontractors as well as suppliers is clearly regulated and ensures optimal cooperation here as well.

Project documents in best quality

Clear rules for collaboration increase the quality of project documents, which benefits everyone involved - no searching, no mistakes.

Time and cost advantage throughout the entire process

The time-consuming manual search for the right documents that are up to date is over. Efficient collaboration not only saves time, but also costs.

Ann-Kathrin Fritsche, Customer Success Manager

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Relevant Solutions

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Applications & Processes

Process Consulting

Within the context of CIDEON process consulting, we will work together on your current challenges and identify possible potentials. We address your individual needs and support you in the implementation of new projects. Our value proposition: optimised and short project runtimes in compliance with the defined budgets until go-live.


Your Software Solution for a Consistent Configuration Process


CIDEON Conify consistently links data from the sales and engineering phases to automatically provide PDM-compliant MCAD and ECAD data of the configured product. This is the basis for the subsequent Engineering-to-Order and generation of ERP-specific bill of materials, work schedules, wiring diagrams and production processes according to customer requirements, enabling the creation of individual products quickly and according to specifications.

Core Benefits: 

  • Automation of daily tasks in the processing of configurable products
  • Consistent data quality
  • Ensure consistent standards for all process participants
  • Merging into one mechatronic BOM


CIDEON Conify is the ideal combination of CONnection and CONfiguration!

Our Added Values

CIDEON advises and supports companies in optimizing their product development processes - from conception and engineering to manufacturing and service. We stand for:

Decades of Expertise

Rely on decades of practical knowledge in system integration and process consulting. CIDEON understands your business challenges in digital transformation and supports you with unique solutions along the entire value chain.

Customized Engineering

Benefit from customized solutions with CIDEON software and interfaces. Integrative, powerful and perfectly tailored to your individual requirements in day-to-day business.


End-to-End Process Consulting

Transform your digital requirements into corporate (added) value. We simplify your processes, map them digitally and make them economically viable - across functions and divisions throughout the entire product development process.  

International Cooperation

Place your trust in a strong group of companies. CIDEON is part of the family-run, globally active Friedhelm Loh Group and is guided by the principles of customer-focused and sustainable corporate management. 

CIDEON Support

Quality, speed and reliability in engineering play a crucial role in your success. All-round services are therefore as important as committed specialists and powerful software.

CIDEON Support gives you quick and easy answers to your questions, detailed information about products and solutions, and helpful tips and tricks.

Managed Services take us one step further: This service enables us to maintain an overview of your CAD/PDM/PLM environment and thus ensure your software's long-term operational reliability. You can then always be sure that your systems are always up to date and operable.

CIDEON Locations

CIDEON Headquarters

Cideon Software & Services GmbH & Co. KG
Lochhamer Schlag 11, 82166 Gräfelfing



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