Windchill-SAP parts master integration for a leading automobile component manufacturer

The client is a leading manufacturer of automobile spares with more than 100 plant locations across the globe.

Business Challenge

  • Extremely poor data quality with part numbers and descriptions
  • Inconsistent part numbers for the same part across applications
  • Updates to parts information not available on time, across the enterprise.
  • Accurate part numbers and related details not available outside Windchill.
  • SAP (ERP) not integrated with engineering system (windchill).

Benefits

  • New part numbers available in real-time across all downstream systems the moment they’re generated in Windchill.
  • Data quality issues with parts information eliminated.
  • Drastic improvements in operational processes – invoicing, billing, etc.

PreludeSys Solution

  • Update SAP when new parts information is generated in PLM.
  • On every update, return associated master data from SAP.
  • API calls to handle new events
  • SOAP to XML conversions
  • Log exceptions in a shared repository