Bridging the Gap: Unifying PLM and ERP for Enhanced Systems Lifecycle Management


Manufacturing enterprises are often dominated by two major players in IT architecture: Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP). Rather than creating an ‘either-or’ scenario, the challenge is to create a harmonious interplay between these vital components. Key questions arise, such as:

  • Where is the engineering change management actioned?
  • Where are the different bills of materials managed?

These are not mere academic queries but critical strategic decisions that shape the efficiency and effectiveness of the enterprise.

In this illuminating webinar, Fraunhofer Institute for Mechatronic Systems Design (IEM), XPLM and Aras will present a live demonstration of the integration between Aras Innovator®, a leading PLM software, and SAP, a top-tier ERP system. This practical demonstration will not only showcase the mechanics of integration but also highlight the profound potential of digital continuity that can be unlocked when these systems work in concert.

Join us as we explore the opportunities and challenges of this integration, providing a comprehensive view of the digitized development process. The goal is to ensure a seamless, holistic management approach that spans all disciplines in your manufacturing enterprise.