Digitalization strategy consulting

Sustainable PLM/ALM architecture

Product lifecycle management (PLM) is of strategic importance to the digital transformation. A sustainable PLM architecture, however, also requires a greater degree of integration of the application lifecycle management systems (ALM) that support software development and the IoT (Internet of Things) platforms on which the product lifecycle data is collected. That is why you need a modular, open and scalable overall architecture that you can quickly supplement with additional solution modules.

The interaction between information technology and your company's business objectives is referred to as enterprise architecture, and the systematic planning of this interaction is referred to as enterprise architecture management (EAM). EAM is a lifelong management task because the business models and processes are constantly changing and these changes must be incorporated in the IT architecture. Our capability-based PLM strategy consulting is based on EAM methods and aims to ensure the future viability of your PLM infrastructure.

End-to-end digitalization and the digital twin

The digital twin is a key driver of the digital transformation and the basis for new service offerings and new, data-driven business models. Companies must establish end-to-end digital process chains that provide the right information quickly, reliably, and automatically if the full potential of the digital twin is to be exploited. The digital thread provides the basis for the digital twin.

We are familiar with the requirements of end-to-end digitalization and analyze the cross-system and cross-domain flow of information in your company with the aim of identifying media discontinuities and bottlenecks. We work together with you to develop an information model that serves as a template for integrating your PLM processes and system landscape. Our tools make it possible for you to link all the relevant information via a digital thread that you can then use to develop digital twins for different use cases.

Competitive product development

The innovation capabilities of your company must be able to meet the demands of global competition. A crucial factor for speeding up innovation processes is the end-to-end digitalization of product development, production and service. Tighter digital links between the processes and IT systems in the different departments are required if products are to be brought to market faster.

We harmonize your processes, structures and IT systems to ensure that your product development is in the best possible position to deal with the digital competition. We do this based on the current overall situation at your company and give due consideration to your corporate strategy, your business objectives, and the specific requirements of the individual organizational entities. We help you integrate production planning, production and aftersales with the aim of continually improving your products.

Smart systems engineering

Smart systems contain a growing proportion of electronics and software. Their development gives rise to more complex processes and requires an appropriate development methodology, i.e., smart systems engineering. This approach combines requirements management, mechanical, electrical/electronic and software development, test management and validation and makes product development more manageable thanks to the model-based approach.

Our experts for model-based system development have the experience and the tools needed to further develop the methods that already exist in your company or to redesign your processes. We ensure that your processes, methods, and IT systems interact without problem. We use our capability-based consulting methodology to plan your roadmap for smart product development.

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