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Product Lifecycle Management Software Integration with SAP Business ByDesign

Introduction

ERP Logic’s Integration Adapter is a bridge between Product lifecycle management (PLM) software and SAP Business ByDesign, which integrates Product Hierarchies (Product and Product Design), BOMs, Suppliers, Supplier Items and ECOs from PLM software with SAP Business ByDesign.

Requirement

Customers need to transfer the Product, Product Design and BOM data from their PLM software to SAP Business ByDesign to make the Business ByDesign system up to date without any error.

Solution

To overcome this ERP Logic has developed a middleware to integrate PLM software and SAP Business ByDesign.

Design / Process Flow

The Integration middleware fetches the data from PLM software in XML format when there is a change in related data like Product, Product Design, Bill of Material and syncs it with SAP Business ByDesign using PDX mapping and web services.

Integration has two synchronization modules as below.

Product Synchronization Module is used to sync product master data from PLM software to SAP ByDesign. Adapter parses the XMLs and webservices is used to push data into SAP Business ByDesign.

Adapter first query all the products from the list of products created through reading XML files. If product is already present in SAP Business ByDesign, it is updated, else it is created in SAP Business ByDesign.

Product Design Synchronization Module is used to sync product design master data from PLM software to SAP Business ByDesign. Adapter parses the XMLs downloaded and webservices is used to push data into SAP Business  ByDesign.

Adapter first query all the product designs from the list of products created through reading XML files. If product design with same version is not present in SAP Business ByDesign, it is created in SAP Business ByDesign and if already present, nothing is done to it.

E-mail notifications is triggered if any changes or errors occurs in the Integration.

Benefits

  • Efficient: Elimination of errors and inefficiencies associated accurate business logics and cloud solutions.
  • Time Independent: The executable files will be scheduled using task scheduler for automated and timely execution.
  • Cost Effective: Overcomes the hurdle of expansive and complex solution by providing a low cost, easy-to-implement software offered as a service.
  • Secure and Reliable: Integration relies on secure handling of data between systems.
  • Customization and Flexibility: Configurable data transfer mechanism between the systems

Conclusion

A cloud based solution which automates the integration between PLM Software and SAP Business ByDesign in a timely fashion