Solutions and Software for the Process Industry

In the process industry, intelligent solutions and digital software play a key role in optimizing production processes and increasing efficiency. Discover our range of consulting and services for the process industry now.

Consulting and Software for the Process Industry

Companies in the process industry currently have to overcome various challenges. Production processes are becoming ever more complex, regulations are increasingly strict and competitive pressure is growing. Efficient solutions are required to ensure quality, safety and sustainability in the process industry. We are happy to help you with our range of consulting and services.

Solutions for the Modern Process Industry

The management of complex production processes and the safe production of high-quality products are some of the core competencies of the process industry. Whether it's the chemical, petrochemical, pharmaceutical or food industry - the challenges facing the sector are similar.

These include complex production processes, strict regulatory requirements, a shortage of skilled professionals and increasing competitive pressure. Digitalization offers a wide range of opportunities to meet these challenges. By using advanced technologies, companies in the process industry can increase the efficiency of their production processes, reduce costs and improve product quality.

Digital solutions such as PLM (Product Lifecycle Management) and ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) can help companies to optimize production processes, manage inventories and the supply chain. Overall, digital solutions offer an opportunity for the modern process industry to adapt to current challenges, increase its competitiveness and shape a sustainable future.

We are happy to help you. Allow us to advise you and put your trust in our decades of experience. Discover our services relating to process consulting, implementation, individual software development, training and support.


Challenges in the Process Industry

The process industry is currently facing a number of challenges that have a major impact on operations and long-term competitiveness. Here are some of the challenges:


Although digitization offers many benefits, it also represents a challenge. The integration of new technologies and systems often requires significant investment in infrastructure as well as training for staff to ensure they can use the new tools effectively.


The process industry needs to reduce its environmental impact and implement more sustainable production processes. This can include the use of more environmentally friendly materials, the optimization of energy and resource consumption and the minimization of waste and emissions.

Shortage of Qualified Staff

The shortage of qualified staff is also a major challenge in the process industry, as older employees are retiring and demographic change means that fewer new employees with the necessary expertise are coming on board.

High Energy Prices

The high volatility of raw material and energy prices has a major impact on the operating costs of the process industry. It is particularly important that companies develop strategies to deal with price fluctuations in the energy market while maintaining their profitability.

Solutions for the Process Industry

There are a variety of solutions and software used in the process industry to support different aspects of production. Here are some common types of software used in the process industry:

CAD Software for the Process Industry

CAD solutions simplify product development in the process industry. Whether you need detailed plans for plant and equipment or functions for simulation and analysis, the range of CAD software is vast. Discover the large selection of Autodesk CAD software for your daily work.

PDM/PLM Software for the Process Industry

Effective product data management (PDM) is essential in every company, and this also applies to the process industry. Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software also supports companies in managing the entire product lifecycle, from product development to manufacturing all the way to end-of-life.

Interfaces for the Process Industry

Efficient software and the connection of different systems help companies in the process industry to optimize processes, increase data quality and ensure a more efficient way of operating. Discover our interfaces that connect CAD, ERP, PDM and PLM systems now.

Software for the Process Industry

Discover popular CAD, PDM and PLM software solutions for the process industry now.

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FAQ About Software Solutions in the Process Industry

Current challenges in the process industry include complex regulatory requirements, increasing cost pressure, the shortage of qualified employees, safety concerns, sustainability goals and the need for innovative technologies. Adapting to new environmental standards requires investment in sustainable production methods, while the integration of digital solutions is necessary to increase efficiency and minimize risk. In addition, companies must remain flexible in order to adapt to rapidly changing market conditions and meet increasing customer demands.

Digitalization offers numerous advantages in the process industry. It enables precise monitoring and control of production processes in real time, leading to greater efficiency, lower operating costs and improved production performance.  Digitalization also facilitates compliance with regulatory requirements and contributes to the development of sustainable production practices by optimizing resource consumption and reducing environmental impact. Overall, digitalization increases the competitiveness of companies and enables them to adapt more quickly to changing market conditions.

Various technological solutions are ideal for the process industry, including PLM (Product Lifecycle Management) and ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning).

PLM enables holistic management of the product lifecycle. By integrating PLM systems, companies can accelerate product innovation, improve quality standards and reduce costs.

ERP systems offer comprehensive integration of business processes such as production, procurement, sales and finance. They optimize resource utilization, support the planning and control of production processes and improve overall operational efficiency.

The combination of PLM and ERP enables seamless collaboration between product development and production, resulting in the efficient and successful implementation of products in the process industry.

Sustainability plays a key role as companies in the process industry are often involved in the production of chemical, pharmaceutical and other products that can have a potential environmental impact. Companies in the process industry are therefore increasingly striving for environmentally friendly production methods, resource efficiency and the reduction of waste and emissions. This includes the optimization of production processes, the use of renewable energy sources, the implementation of recycling and waste management solutions and compliance with strict environmental regulations and standards. Sustainability is not only an ethical obligation, but also an important competitive factor as environmentally conscious consumers and regulations increasingly demand environmentally friendly products and production practices.

Our Core Services

Process Consulting

With our process consulting you understand the challenges, derive possible potentials and decide together for more success.


When executing your project, benefit from our decades of consulting and implementation experience.

Software Development

Do you need individual software development? Cideon offers tailor-made solutions tailored to your processes.


We can provide professional training in English for selected Autodesk software, PRO.FILE, SAP ECTR and more.


Cideon Support offers 24/7 support for your CAD, PDM, PLM environment and ensures long-term security.

Why Cideon?

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

Decades of Expertise

Rely on decades of practical experience 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 daily business needs.


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

Trust in a strong group of companies. Cideon is part of the family-owned, globally active Friedhelm Loh Group and is based on the principles of customer-oriented and sustainable corporate management.


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