Global manufacturers slash time taken to share design data with partners
Uxbridge, UK, 04 July 2018 – A collaboration between technology providers Rocket Software and T-Systems International enables manufacturing companies to reduce the time to perform manual data exchange tasks by 90% or more. T-Systems’ COMPDM intelligently imports and extracts Computer-Aided Design (CAD) data to and from Product Data Management (PDM) and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) systems. Rocket® TRUfusion Enterprise enables the automation of CAD data-related collaboration workflows. This combination of capabilities is available to customers as a single solution from Rocket, enabling secure and rapid data exchange between product design and manufacturing partners.
Three global manufacturers have already signed up to use the solution, including one of the world’s largest suppliers of automotive seating and components, which will be sharing product design data with over two thousand suppliers and 50 major car manufacturers worldwide. A number of smaller organisations are also benefitting from the solution, which currently supports Siemens’ Teamcenter, Aras Innovator from Aras, and the Dassault Systèmes 3DEXPERIENCE Platform.
“We redesigned our entire COMPDM product when we realised the potential of integrating with Rocket Software’s TRUfusion Enterprise,” said Martin Frenzel, product manager at T-Systems. “TRUfusion Enterprise automates all of the workflow processes that were taking place manually between suppliers, while providing an exceptionally high level of automation and security. It was clear that by working together we could drastically cut the time taken to complete data transfers with PLM systems at both ends, and the partnership works incredibly well – it’s like a hand in a glove. It’s important that Rocket has a global reach as wide as our own, so we can serve manufacturers across the world on an equal basis. There aren’t many other companies who can do that.”
“One of the keys to the success of the collaboration is that customers can implement a solution to address a complex, expensive, but essential business process,” said Martyn Davies, director of product management at Rocket Software. “Import/export processes from PLMs can be very complex, but with the combined TRUfusion Enterprise and COMPDM solution, we are seeing times reduce from one or two hours to 5-10 minutes. When you’re talking about 30-50 thousand transactions a year, that equates to a lot of time. Even when we aren’t dealing with PLM workflows, customers are reducing their time taken from 15-30 minutes down to one or two.”
The two companies plan to take their collaboration further, expanding their customer base beyond the automotive sector and into aerospace and defence.
About Rocket Software
Thousands of companies depend on Rocket to solve their most challenging business problems by helping them run their existing infrastructure and data, as well as extend those assets to take advantage of cloud, mobile, analytics, and other future innovations. Founded in 1990, Rocket is based in Waltham, Massachusetts, USA with locations in Europe, Asia, and Australia.
About T-Systems International
With a footprint in more than 20 countries, 37,900 employees, and external revenue of 6.9 billion euros (2017), T-Systems is one of the world’s leading vendor independent providers of digital services headquartered in Europe.
T-Systems is partnering its customers as they address the digital transformation. The company offers integrated solutions for business customers. The Deutsche Telekom subsidiary offers one-stop shopping: from the secure operation of legacy systems and classical ICT services, the transition to cloud-based services (including international networks, tailored infrastructure, platforms and software) as well as new business models and innovation projects in the Internet of Things. T-Systems can provide all this thanks to its global reach in fixed-network and mobile communications, its highly secure data centres, a comprehensive cloud ecosystem built around standardised platforms and global partnerships, and the ability to offer top levels of security. T Systems is located in Frankfurt/Main, Germany.
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