The rapid pace of engineering Digitalization is increasing the number of systems that contribute to the creation of production-related information. At the same time, data volumes are constantly growing and becoming more and more heterogeneous. On top of that, data volumes keep growing and becoming increasingly heterogeneous. Today, data is created in a wide variety of systems: MCAD, electrical CAD and electronic CAD tools along with any product-related digital information in Office documents, ERP, CRM and support systems.
Managing this data is a complex challenge because it needs to be looked at along the product’s entire lifecycle. As business departments are moving towards integrative Collaboration, it is also crucial that they go beyond working with their own data alone. The manual transfer of information from one system to another, however, is highly error prone.
In this context, the interpretation of the term Digitalization often falls short.