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PLM and DMS – Digital Solution

Always one step ahead – competitive advantages through PDM/PLM and ERP solutions

The perfect connection between PLM and ERP creates added value for the entire value chain and at the same time offers the continuous control that a modern company needs. Important innovations can thus be developed efficiently and integrated into the production process.

PLM (Product Lifecycle Management) enables seamless management of all information about products throughout their entire life cycle – from the idea to the phase-out model. This central data storage not only ensures improved collaboration within the company, but also with external partners such as suppliers or customers. This allows the company to act more quickly on the market and adapt to changing conditions.

ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning), on the other hand, is used to plan and control all of a company’s business processes – from purchasing to production to distribution. The optimized use of existing resources leads to a greater increase in efficiency in day-to-day business.

By linking both solutions, an integrated system is created that covers all aspects of the business process: from the development of new products through their production to sales including customer service. Such an approach gives a company significant competitive advantages over competitors that do not rely on this collaboration between PLM and ERP. Holistic control over the entire process enables improved planning, faster responses to customer requirements and cost savings through optimized processes.

In order to remain competitive in the long term, it is therefore essential to integrate both PLM and ERP into the company and to specifically coordinate them with each other. This is the only way a modern company can always be one step ahead and successfully assert itself on the market.

Automated parts lists with ERP interface

In practice, it often happens that created parts lists contain parts with the same article number and an indication of the length. In such cases, it is not necessary to generate a new article number – a simple assembly is sufficient.

By using the ERP interface, all changes to the parts lists are recorded and automatically transmitted to the ERP system. This means that all information is always up to date and transparent.

The advantages are obvious: With just one click you can access your current parts list at any time and have a precise overview of all the materials you need. This powerful integration allows you to make decisions quickly and ensure your project moves forward without wasting time.

With the help of PRO.FILE’s solid data management, sources of error remain minimized – through precise documentation of all changes, you always maintain an overview of your entire production process.

Say goodbye to time-consuming manual update procedures – instead use the power of your software solutions in combination with each other! You too can achieve maximum efficiency with the highest accuracy thanks to our advanced coupling technology between PRO.FILE and SolidWorks.


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How can using PRO.FILE optimize your payment processes and reduce costs at the same time?

Faster payment, use of discounts and savings in archive space – these are just a few of the advantages that can be achieved by using PRO.FILE as an invoice receipt workflow. With a DMStec solution like PRO.FILE, all core functionalities of a modern DMS system can be mapped. A particular focus is on recording the entire processing history of each invoice.

Behind each electronic document is the audit trail for transparent documentation of who processed the process and when. This means that the system is audit-proof and therefore also meets the requirements of proper accounting practice.

Another highlight is that once certified by an auditor, the paper documents can be destroyed – saving space in the archive included!

The use of the digital workflow not only enables more efficient work in terms of processing time and payment processing, but also satisfactorily presents security-relevant aspects when revising documents.

By using PRO.FILE as a digital workflow for your incoming invoices, you not only achieve accelerated processing of your payments and savings potential when archiving physical documents; Rather, you also ensure transparency about every step within the process – an important criterion, especially within the framework of strict compliance regulations.

Automated incident tickets and digital forms

A DMStec system enables integration with an Industry 4.0 application. Sensors are integrated into the system that can detect when a component fails. In the event of an error, a fault ticket is automatically created in PRO.FILE by the software and immediately triggers a service process. The relevant department will then take care of the fault ticket. Thanks to the digital form system, field service technicians are seamlessly integrated into internal processes. The orders are read directly from the ERP system and made available as pre-filled forms in the technician client. After processing and returning this data, it is forwarded to both PRO.FILE and the ERP system. After the service call is completed, all relevant information is automatically assigned to the associated processes. At the same time, the required PDF documents are sent to the customer

PLM according to best practice principles: save time, reduce errors, secure a competitive advantage

As an entrepreneur, you are always looking for ways to optimize your processes and increase your efficiency. A proven method to achieve this in the area of ​​product data management is PLM based on best practice principles. By applying best practices, companies can save time and money and significantly reduce their error rate. But that’s not all: the use of such an approach also leads to improved communication processes and increased competitiveness in the market.

In order to successfully introduce PLM in your company according to best practice principles, you should first carry out a thorough analysis of your existing processes. The aim here is to identify weak points and highlight potential for optimization. You can then select suitable best practices and implement them in a targeted manner.

Another important factor is the training of your employees. The implementation will only be successful if they are familiar with the new processes and recognize their benefits. Through regular training, you can ensure that your team is always up to date and that processes are continually improved.

Overall, PLM based on best practice principles offers an excellent opportunity to optimize your production processes and thus operate more competitively on the market.


Regular innovations and improvements in PLM/PDM and DMS software ensure that companies from various industries are able to create an efficient and modern working environment. Thanks to such tools, existing processes can be accelerated and simplified. Collaboration between different teams and locations is also made easier. To gain further benefit from this technology, companies should find a way to integrate innovative ideas into their existing process landscape. Therefore, check the latest industry trends regularly to ensure your business is always up to date.
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