WILO introduces PARTsolutions with SAP ECTR integration of DSC as global solution for standard parts
After WILO has already made good experiences with eCATALOGsolutions, the company will use PARTsolutions as a global standard part solution in the future
In 2020, the multinational technology group WILO published a digital product catalog with 3D BIM data based on the eCATALOGsolutions software. This year, CADENAS and WILO are writing the next chapter of their joint success story: Starting July 1st, 2023, WILO will implement the Strategic Parts Management PARTsolutions at every subsidiary worldwide with a design department to organize standard and repeat parts.
For WILO employees in all engineering departments to benefit from PARTsolutions, the software is rolled out as a bundle with interfaces to various systems. These include NX, SolidWorks and AutoCAD. Moreover, the package includes an integration for SAP Engineering Control Center | SAP ECTR for the CAD system NX. In addition, DSC Software AG, a long-standing partner of CADENAS, is supporting the project.
Leaner processes with PARTsolutions
WILO has found that designers spend a lot of time in the engineering process looking for components. If the planners cannot find the corresponding parts, they often design them again – a time-consuming and actually superfluous step. In addition, repeat parts created multiple times in the system lead to extra work and an unnecessary part diversity.
With the Strategic Parts Management PARTsolutions, WILO will avoid duplicates in the future and increase the quality of data. This will accelerate the search for components. Furthermore, WILO optimizes the reuse of components by introducing the text-independent, geometric similarity search from CADENAS. From now on, standard and purchased parts that still need to be re-integrated will be created simultaneously in WILO's CAD, PLM and ERP systems via the CADENAS interface. Because of that this step is automated and standardized instead of manual and uncoordinated.
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