CIDEON Is Your Partner for the Change

A system change is always a major challenge for companies and can also cost a lot of money if approached incorrectly. We accompany your organisation reliably and cost-efficiently through the entire changeover process to SAP ECTR – with professional consulting, software, implementation, training and attractive support services. Choose CIDEON as your partner and simplify your changeover!

Easily Switch from CAD Desktop to SAP ECTR

You want to switch from CAD Desktop to SAP ECTR and prepare your system landscape for the future? Take this important step with CIDEON.

We are a Platinum Partner of SAP SE and have over 30 years of experience from numerous successful projects in the SAP environment. With us you receive all services associated with a change to SAP ECTR from a single source:


Find out here about the most important advantages of a changeover and our workshop packages or get in touch with us right away. We will be happy to advise you!

Advantages of Switching from CDESK to SAP ECTR

SAP Engineering Control Center (ECTR) offers numerous advantages over CAD Desktop (CDESK). These include the more intuitive user interface, easier integration of CAD software and compatibility with SAP S/4HANA. In addition, SAP ECTR can be used universally – regardless of whether you run your SAP applications “on premise” or via the cloud.

These and other advantages at a glance:

Improved User Experience

through intuitive user interface, fast navigation and multiple search options

Uniformly Operable Integrations

for many MCAD / ECAD and Office applications

Extended User Group

through included Office integration, 3D viewing and parts list derivation without CAD

Precise Fit for Your Processes

through extensive configuration and expansion options

Optimal Integration

through add-ons for current software solutions from SAP and SAP partners

Ready for the Future

through compatibility with S/4HANA systems

CIDEON CDESK to ECTR Workshop Packages

It's not our way to do things by half. In a workshop, we take a close look at your existing system landscape together with you and work out a changeover scenario that is perfectly tailored to your company. We also demonstrate the differences between the working methods of CAD Desktop and the SAP Engineering Control Center live on the system. In the process, we can identify further gaps that need to be taken into account during your switch.

Find out more about our available workshop packages below.

Our services in the workshops:
  • Analysis of existing landscapes
  • Design of an approach that is practical and meets all necessary requirements
  • Preparation of a recommendation for action as well as budget information for the changeover
  • Customised compilation of the necessary CIDEON SAP components for the new environment
  • Access to extensive experience from previous projects – a “best practice” approach

CIDEON CDESK to ECTR Workshop Package

2-day workshop, usually with two CIDEON consultants on site or remotely

CIDEON CDESK to ECTR Workshop Extension for an Additional CAD System

additional 1-day workshop, usually with two CIDEON consultants on site or remotely

Daniel Pohle, 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 Solution Days 2023

 June 14-15 2023 - Nürburgring, Germany

The CIDEON Solution Days 2023 will once again take place at a very special location: the Nürburgring! Matching the location, an energetic and varied programme awaits you. Engaging speaker keynotes, industry insights and exciting breakout sessions line the racetrack of our Solution Days!


Step on the gas with us and discover the most important developments and solutions with which you can further optimise your added value - along the entire product life cycle.

What's behind you doesn't matter - Enzo Ferrari

Our Business Areas

You know your market? We know your industry!

Use our know-how and get more out of your business area. Our industry-specific solutions and products at a glance.

Machine Building

Make development more efficient. Realize production faster.

Plant Construction

Create data consistency. Simplify document and supplier management.


Manage requirements efficiently. Realize individual solutions in series.

Design Offices

Provide flexibility. Leverage customer requirements.

Metal Construction

Simplify construction tasks. Process changes more efficiently. Speed up logistics.


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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