|MKS Integrity and SAP Link Software and Production Processes at One Site|
|CIO News - Trends|
|Written by MC Press Contributing Author|
|Wednesday, 11 April 2007 18:00|
MKS Inc. and its partner ILC PROSTEP have announced they have provided Continental Automotive Systems, a worldwide leading technology partner to the automotive industry, with an integration between MKS's application lifecycle management platform, MKS Integrity, and mySAP PLM (Product Lifecycle Management). This integration enables a vital process link connecting software engineering to production planning and control, allowing project managers to automate and monitor the flow of process from development to production.
MKS and ILC PROSTEP have integrated Continental Automotive Systems's software engineering workflows, housed in MKS Integrityùthe company's corporate standard for application lifecycle managementùwith production planning and control processes housed in mySAP PLM.
On demand, mySAP PLM generates development requests and transfers them to MKS Integrity which releases the completed module for testing or production. Process automation has removed the need for manual deployment of software releases, and enabled complete visibility into projects for Continental team leaders, allowing the organization to plan more effectively and utilize resources more efficiently.
The MKS-SAP-integration was developed using SAP NetWeaver and has been certified under the 'POWERED BY NetWeaver Program.'
"ILC PROSTEP brought to this integration effort a depth of experience with software engineering processes in embedded systems and the automotive sector coupled with SAP integration competence. Together we were able to provide a solution that would address the complexity of Continental Automotive Systems," says Holger Schmiedefeldt, Director Business Development, MKS GMBh"
"By linking MKS Integrity with mySAP PLM we have an integrated automated process now from the software development to the production planning and controlling. We gain time savings, security and transparency," says Dr. Thomas Knapp, Manager Software Tools und Verification Competence Center Control Systems Software, Continental Automotive Systems. "This integration allows us to save significant time in the approval and release process, and our next step will be to share the planning data in mySAP PLM with MKS Integrity, and extend the integration to link MKS Integrity's requirements management capabilities with mySAP PLM."
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|Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 December 2007 13:14|