VAULT Professional to SAP

Achieve end-to-end data and process chains

CIDEON Vault Professional Integration to SAP PLM

The CIDEON Vault-SAP interface enables automated SAP information sharing during the product development process as well as across the entire product life cycle.


Optimal Process Integration Across the Full Product Development Process


Integrating product data management (PDM) into enterprise resource planning (ERP) is the basic building block for smooth cooperation between departments in the product development process.

The CIDEON VAULT Professional to SAP interface enables an integrated process. Achieve end-to-end data and process chains. The integrative software links Autodesk Vault Professional and SAP ERP/PLM by sharing relevant development documents between the two management systems, documents such as CAD data, parts or SAP materials and bills of materials. SAP PLM functions can be performed directly from Vault Professional without having to exit the application. The Autodesk Vault job server can also be integrated for the highly flexible configuration of manual, semi-automatic and fully automatic systems and/or update procedures.



One example here is the bidirectional checking of CAD or Vault file properties with attributes of SAP documents or material classifications to eliminate duplicate manual input and prevent delays. Information is available to every department involved in product development in real time as well as offline. Errors are prevented due to smart sharing and access to a "single source of truth" that ensures smooth, redundancy-free cooperation between departments, external partners and customers based on identical, consistent information.

CIDEON Vault Professional Integration to SAP PLM is available with service options and as a leasing product.


Use Cases


CIDEON Vault Professional Integration to SAP PLM is the basis for the smart sharing of development-related documents, material master data and BOM information between Autodesk Vault Professional and SAP ERP/PLM. Find out more about typical areas of application:

Using Previous Drawing Information

Barrier-free integration of data enabling, for example, the use of previous drawing information from logistics and production.

Exchange Between ERP and PDM

Access SAP documents directly and simplify processes with interface-free access to ERP and PDM data.

 

Smooth Interdepartmental Cooperation

Avoid duplicating design work, for example, by not having to (manually) create drawing sets for downstream departments.




Product Features


Using SAP Functions in Vault

- SAP functions can be directly performed from the main menu, from Vault object context menus (file, item, BOM, change request), and can be included in items on additional SAP tabs.

 

- Semi- or fully-automatic linking of SAP document management to Vault Professional document management via inserting, editing, displaying and versioning SAP objects.

 

- Semi- or fully-automatic linking of Vault Professional material data with SAP material master data by using existing SAP material master data or creating it directly from Vault Professional.

Integrating SAP Applications Within Vault

 

- Practical, configurable toolboxes and menus for easy application.

 

- Creation of neutral formats and transfers to SAP document info records.

 

- Automatic creation and editing of SAP BOMs based on the Vault BOM as company or site list incl. visual comparisons.

 

- SAP data is also viewable in offline mode.

 

- Autodesk Vault Job Server integration enables a wide range of event-triggered processes (e.g. status changes in the Vault automatically results in status changes in SAP, etc.).

 

- Software is delivered with function sets (e.g. workflows) that are easy to extend and/or are for customer-specific needs.

 

Change Management and Approval Processes

 

- Vault Professional Change Management integrated with SAP Engineering Change Management.

 

- Bidirectional mapping of CAD and/or Vault Professional file properties with SAP metadata in document and material classification.

 

- Support for SAP approval processes directly from Autodesk Vault Professional.

 



Benefits


Use CIDEON Vault Professional Integration to SAP PLM to simplify data and process synchronization. Integrate PDM data easily and quickly into the SAP PLM system. Benefits to you:


Simple Configuration

Easy data transfer configuration between Autodesk Vault and SAP enables maximum flexibility for individual process definitions.

Very User Friendly

- Integration provides maximum user-friendliness and significantly reduces the time-consuming manual tasks.

 

- Avoid errors from manual data checking.

 

General Approvals System

- A general approvals system speeds up the development process.

 

- Access to the very latest drawings, models and preview images, as well as identical articles or SAP material numbers and descriptions, ensure redundancy-free communication between the departments involved in product development.

 


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. 




Christian Klopf, Team Lead Customer Success

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