Consistent data for consistent processes: Connect your PDM system with SAP using the CIDEON PRO.FILE - SAP interface.

Connect SAP With Your PDM System PRO.FILE

With the CIDEON PRO.FILE - SAP interface you can ensure an automatic exchange of information between SAP and your PDM system PRO.FILE. This allows you to work efficiently across departments in the product development process and throughout the entire product life cycle.

Connect SAP And PDM Using The CIDEON PRO.FILE - SAP Interface

Product innovations are a key factor for sustainable corporate success and require efficient and seamless collaboration between all departments in the product development process. The foundation for this is homogeneous and consistent data that is available to all those involved.

With the CIDEON PRO.FILE - SAP interface you receive a solution that enables the intelligent exchange of all development-relevant data and information. Without any additional effort, documents, component/material data, parts lists and projects are made available to other areas and processes - including bidirectional change information if desired.

Thereby, everyone works with the system they are familiar with. Because while PRO.FILE is tailored to the requirements in development and design, production, purchasing, sales or finance continue to use the information in the ERP system - SAP PDM interface made easy for everyone involved.

Use Cases

The CIDEON PRO.FILE - SAP interface connects your PDM system to SAP and enables the exchange of development-relevant product information between the two solutions. Find out which typical problems you can prevent in the future:

Lack of Data Availability

Your employee in the purchase department wants to take care of the material acquisition for the new order, but he does not have direct access to the relevant data. Therefore, he has to ask his colleagues for the necessary information and then enter it into SAP to place the order.

Error in Double Data Entry

Errors occurred when entering the additional article data in the PDM system. Now two employees are sitting together to match the data - time they would rather use for productive work.

Complex Project Management

You use SAP project management and need certain data in PRO.FILE as well? To be able to view this data, you either have to switch systems or ask a colleague, as you do not have access to the project management in SAP.

Manual System Switch

For your daily work, you often need to view financial data. To do this, you have to be familiar with the required views in SAP or search for them with difficulty because you do not work with SAP regularly. Ideally, you would be able to easily view all data in one place without having to switch systems and would then have more time for other tasks.

Your Advantages With The SAP PDM Interface

Benefit from the CIDEON PRO.FILE - SAP interface and create an excellent process integration.

No Data Redundancy

The consistent database is available to all participants at all times - always up-to-date and always valid. Errors are minimised while quality increases.


The availability of the relevant information is automated. Changes are directly visible and retraceable. Long gone are the days when data was passed on manually.

Time and Cost Savings

No double data entry, no troubleshooting due to incorrect or old data, no manual post-processing - use the newly gained resources for productive tasks.

Secure Processes

Consistent data and automated processes give you the security you need in the product development process and increase quality at the same time.

Implementation of The PRO.FILE SAP Interface

Benefit from the advantages of PRO.FILE SAP Integration quickly and easily

You are interested in our integration solution but want to avoid complex IT projects? With CIDEON PRO.FILE SAP Ready2Run we reduce your implementation effort to a minimum. Benefit from our standardized approach based on best practices, manageable project durations and costs, and comprehensive support from the first test to go-live. We would be happy to provide you with more information about our service package. Contact us today!

  • Deployment of PRO.FILE SAP interface in the live environment:
    - Standard configuration (business configuration set)
    - Standard installation & configuration
  • Key user training
  • Support during the test phase
  • Implementation of “small” system optimizations
  • Initial review of inventory data
  • Go-live support incl. hypercare


The CIDEON PRO.FILE - SAP Interface enables seamless integration between PRO.FILE (PDM/PLM system) and SAP (ERP system) for efficient management of product information and process flows.

Core information such as parts lists, documents, material information, CAD models and more can be synchronized.

It enables a continuous flow of information between product development and production processes, which increases efficiency and reduces errors.

Yes, the CIDEON PRO.FILE - SAP Interface can be adapted to your company's specific requirements and processes.

By carefully configuring and monitoring the interface and using data validation and synchronization mechanisms.

It makes it possible to always work with up-to-date and consistent data in both systems.

It ensures complete traceability and documentation of changes and approvals.

The implementation time depends on the complexity of your system landscape, typically the integration can be completed in several weeks.

The interface was developed to enable intuitive operation and is accompanied by training and support if required.

Manufacturing, engineering and product development companies that want to seamlessly integrate their product and process data between PDM/PLM and ERP.

Ann-Kathrin Fritsche, Customer Success Manager

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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's customized interface solutions enable smooth integration into your existing system environment. Discover the four main advantages of our individual software development.

Customized Solutions

Our interfaces are developed exactly according to your specific software development requirements in order to achieve optimal results.

Agile Development Methods

We flexibly adapt to changing requirements in software development to always deliver the best solutions.

State-of-the-art Technologies

State-of-the-art technologies and proven best practices ensure powerful and reliable interfaces in software development.

Continuous Development

We always integrate current trends and technologies in software development to provide innovative and future-proof solutions.


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.

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Lochhamer Schlag 11, 82166 Gräfelfing



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