With the connection of the Engineering Base (EB) platform to SAP’s asset management system EAM, software developer Aucotec is expanding its integration spectrum with an important module, especially for plant operators. This means that engineering can now communicate seamlessly with all the areas covered by SAP EAM (formerly SAP PM) – and vice versa.
EB can now also support and accelerate the management of maintenance intervals with all the necessary engineering data on the affected devices. And the relevant changes made in the physical plant flow more quickly to EB. In this way, the interface updates the digital twin and thus the plant documentation without errors.
The basis on the EB side is a standard interface that outputs EB’s engineering data in a neutral language. This ERP/PLM-EB integration (EPEI), which now also enables exchange with the EAM module of SAP’s ERP Business Suite, is just the first real-life example of the new connectivity to maintenance and asset management systems. For the ERP side, there is a standard middleware developed in cooperation with Aucotec’s partner It-motive, which translates EB’s neutral data virtually into any ERP dialect. The data exchange between EB and asset management can run via web services, i. e. client and time zone independent. This allows for automated intervals that do not interfere with everyday work.
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