The data exchange between ECAD and SAP was purely manual and very cumbersome for the operator. It was time-consuming and included a high risk of error.
Furthermore, it required lots of verification and communication, as the BOMs were handled in spreadsheets and imported to SAP by the Product Data Group.
Grundfos needed to manage BOM information in SAP as an automated process from PADS Logic to SAP, which then generates and updates BOM.
Thanks to XPLM‘s Integration allowing for BOM management in SAP, the company can not handle the production data and maintenance of BOMs more reliably, but also reduce errors using integrated automation functions. The current ECAD integration to SAP does not need to be controlled manually and the resulting data is far more precise then before the implementation. Production errors occur very rarely, saving the user time and substantial money for the company.