As a symbol of technological advancement and innovation, machine and plant building is subject to the most demanding requirements: This concerns design and engineering as well as mastering the respective manufacturing processes, from purchasing via manufacturing and logistics to maintenance tasks. Engineering software in particular meets with very high expectations concerning quality and ease of handling for the users.
Potential cost reduction factors
in the engineering process further stress the importance of high-quality software products: The standardization of components and plant sections, supportive or automated manufacturing, vending and support in international markets, the availability of information in case of service requests as well as protection of the know-how are just a few examples. The scope of the requirements grows with the complexity of the machines and the number of external components, respectively. This results in additional priorities for plant construction: Cost transparency, the integration of supplied machinery or plant sections and the version management of engineering data are important components of this spectrum.