Our Interface For SAP ECTR to EPLAN

The SAP Engineering Control Center (ECTR) interface to EPLAN enables seamless integration of EPLAN product data into SAP PLM. This effortless integration not only saves you time, but also minimizes sources of error and thus increases the quality of your work.

SAP ECTR Interface to EPLAN

The SAP Engineering Control Center (ECTR) interface to EPLAN enables seamless integration of ECAD projects including dependent documents as well as parts and BOMs into SAP. Quickly and easily complete mechanical product models with circuit diagrams in electrical and fluid engineering, BOM information, EPLAN evaluations, and much more.

Work in a familiar design environment and load related EPLAN data directly from SAP.  The benefit: Designers work with a Win®Explorer-like SAP interface and SAP functions in EPLAN and gain more time to focus on tasks that add value.

Contact us and learn more about the use of SAP ECTR interface to EPLAN in your company. We will be happy to advise you!

Product Features

Efficient Document Management

Securely and effectively import and manage complete EPLAN model structures in the SAP Document Management System (SAP DMS). Benefit from collaborative editing features such as check-in/check-out mechanisms for original and additional files as well as advanced PDM tools such as versioning, status management and much more.

Simple File Handling

Optimize your daily workflows by using automated processes and intelligent menu navigation, thereby increasing the efficiency of your engineering.

Material and BOM Management

Expand your possibilities for action with the extensive management functions for SAP material and BOM management. Use the options for creating, assigning, editing and displaying SAP material masters as well as for automatically generating SAP BOMs, including the integrated SAP Engineering Change Management.

Use Cases

SAP ECTR interface to EPLAN stands for redundancy-free ECAD and ERP integration. This not only enables you to easily link your individual engineering and development disciplines, but also provides you with an easy-to-use technical bridge between your engineering and business worlds. Learn more about potential fields of application here.

Simplify Product Data Creation

Simplify the creation and management of product data in SAP. Save manual effort by automatically and securely transferring EPLAN product data, such as files and article information, as well as BOMs to SAP.


Easy Data Sharing

Prevent media discontinuities when sharing important data. SAP ECTR enables simple and fast direct integration of ECAD data with SAP PLM objects and applications. Project efficiency increases through optimized, secure data management and through simultaneous linking with commercial processes directly in SAP ERP.

Single Source of Truth (SSoT)

Benefit from having a single source of truth, the strongest argument for achieving product data consistency. Use identical data across departments for all employees involved in product creation. Ensure early ECAD information availability in SAP and respond even faster to customer or supplier inquiries.


Discover the benefits of SAP Engineering Control Center (ECTR) - a comprehensive SAP integration platform designed specifically by engineers for engineers. Whether you use SAP on-premise or in the cloud, SAP ECTR offers a flexible solution for your needs. Take advantage of the many benefits of SAP ECTR, which you can see here in our listing.

Better Communications

Strengthen exchanges within your company and with external service providers by relying on automatically generated CAD neutral formats that can be displayed using the integrated SAP 3D Visual Enterprise Viewer. This enables effective communication between different business units, from engineering to procurement and manufacturing to sales and service.

Faster Data Navigation

The intuitive user interface, which is designed similar to Windows®, allows you to easily and quickly find your way around product structures and detailed information. SAP transactions can be executed effortlessly via context menus. The drag & drop function makes working in SAP even more convenient. A Google-like search allows you to find information quickly and efficiently.

End-to-End Integration of ECAD Data

Discover the advantages of seamless integration of your EPLAN data into your SAP PLM systems and access relevant SAP PLM/ERP information directly. There are neither media discontinuities nor redundancies.

Our SAP ECTR Implementation Packages

Easy Implementation of SAP ECTR Interfaces With Minimal Resource Impact

Interested in our SAP ECTR interfaces, but afraid of complex integration projects? With our implementation packages you have nothing to fear! We provide professional and coordinated support for the implementation of SAP ECTR – from the first test to go-live and beyond. You benefit from a manageable project effort and a fast start. In addition, you do not need to build up your own specialist knowledge and can concentrate on your core business.


Standard Implementation for Simple System Environments
  • Deployment of the SAP ECTR integration in the live environment 
  • Standard configuration in SAP (Business Configuration Set)
  • Standard installation & configuration SAP ECTR
  • Key user training
  • Support during test phase 
  • Implementation of “small” system optimizations 
  • Initial review of inventory data
  • Go-live support incl. Hypercare

CIDEON SAP ECTR Proof of Practice

Recommended for Complex System Environments and Processes
  • Installation of a test environment
  • Standard configuration in SAP (Business Configuration Set)
  • Standard installation & configuration SAP ECTR
  • Key user training
  • Support during test phase
  • Implementation of import workshops (High Level)
  • Fit-gap analysis
  • Budget indication for realization project incl. description
  • Realization phase incl. process optimization, inventory data transfer, fit-gap issues after proof of practice and conversion
  • Go-live support incl. Hypercare

Rene Schulz, Customer Success Manager

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Mechatronic Bill of Materials: MCAD And ECAD Combined

Combine your bill of materials from mechanics, hydraulics, pneumatics, fluid and electrical engineering and create a common, redundancy-free mechatronic bill of materials. It serves as a common data source for all departments such as procurement, work preparation and manufacturing.

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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. 

Software Development

CIDEON Software Development implements the special solution you need for each individual application.

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.


Other SAP ECTR Interfaces

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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