EPLAN becomes Siemens PLM Solution Partner

July 25, 2013 - EPLAN is an official Siemens PLM Solution Partner, providing an interface between EPLAN and Teamcenter. This integration closes a loophole in the PLM process through the configuration data for the EPLAN Platform can now be processed in Teamcenter. Companies from different industries can benefit from this integrated approach which forms part of a consistent product creation process. "The new Teamcenter integration opens up lots of doors for us in the growing PLM solutions market," reports Maximilian Brandl, Chairman of the Executive Board of EPLAN.As part of this partnership, these companies have developmed a sophisticated, future-proof integration of the EPLAN Platform into the Teamcenter PLM environment. Maximilian Brandl is pleased with the development, "In line with the partner program, EPLAN and Siemens Industry Software GmbH & Co. KG have together proven their strengths. The integration of the EPLAN Platform into Teamcenter opens up lots of doors for us in the growing PLM solutions market. Our joint customers can also benefit greatly from this increased consistency." Urban August, Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Siemens Industry Software GmbH & Co. KG , also sees plenty of benefits for his customers, "The integration of EPLAN into Teamcenter allows our customers to optimize interdisciplinary cooperation and use Teamcenter as a consistent platform for all those involved in the product life cycle."

Various systems combinedElectrical design is considered an important element of the product creation process. EPLAN has developed a universal module in order to integrate the EPLAN Platform into PLM systems. The Teamcenter integration unit linked to this module  now embeds the EPLAN Platform solutions seamlessly into the PLM environment. This makes electrical engineering part of the digital product model and allows companies to achieve comprehensive product lifecycle management across all disciplines.

Increased process reliabilityThe integrated working method increases data consistency not only in the product development process, but also throughout the product lifecycle. Because of the comprehensive and consistent basic data, areas such as maintenance and repairs can be given optimum support, which is reflected directly in reduced times and costs. Transparency is another factor. There is direct access to the complete digital product model, even if the product development process is distributed across different countries, this secures permanent data exchange and, at the end of the day, ensures reliability and quality in the entire product creation process.

"The integration of EPLAN into Teamcenter allows our customers to optimize interdisciplinary cooperation and use Teamcenter as a consistent platform for all those involved in the product life cycle," explains Urban August, Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Siemens Industry Software GmbH & Co. KG.

EPLAN Software & Service develops engineering solutions, which accelerate the product development process. Interdisciplinary expert systems assure the highest degree of productivity and data integration. The solution provider develops customer-specific and tailor-made PDM and PLM concepts and provides comprehensive services such as customizing, consulting and training. Innovative development competence, a consistently practical approach, and international presence are the resulting success factors. EPLAN is part of Rittal International and thus of the Friedhelm Loh Group with 11,500 employees worldwide and generated revenues of about 3 billion USD in 2011. EPLAN is therefore synonymous with continuity and investment security. Eight offices in North America and company presence in 50 countries support 30,000 customers with 90,000 installations worldwide.  The corporate motto - 'Efficient Engineering' - underlines the proficiency of optimized, efficient processes, which keep companies competitive in the long term.