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PDTec and SSC-Services to offer a cloud based solution for data exchange

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PDTec, based in Karlsruhe, and SSC-Services GmbH, based in Böblingen, have agreed to offer a joint, cloud-based solution for effective data exchange between OEMs, suppliers, and engineering service providers.

PDTec’s CAD Portal and SSC’s SWANcloud complement each other to create a seamless process chain. With its automated and efficient data exchange, this process chain can lead to significant savings while offering substantial quality improvements in the save data exchange for PDM and CAD.

With this new, cloud-based solution customers can easily and quickly setup a data exchange process between an OEM and service provider or supplier since essential components are already preconfigured in place. The connections to OEM-specific PDM systems such as Smaragd, KVS, Prisma, or TeamCenter are supported by PDTec’s CAD Portal by default. SWAN enables a quick and safe data transfer between the development partners. Thus, the development projects are managed in the cloud with minimum configuration effort and the customer can focus on the main task, the development itself.

“Many automotive suppliers prefer to outsource data exchange and related efforts and support services,” said Albrecht Pfaff, responsible for worldwide sales and marketing at PDTec. “Our CAD Portal has already proven its reliability at several large installations and reveals significant saving potentials in the data exchange with international OEMs. We cope with the challenges of large data volumes, daily updates, and structured data storage while complying with the stringent safety regulations of the contracting partners. This quick and straightforward service is a major competitive advantage which is appreciated by our customers.”

“Ever shorter development cycles and stronger international networking put more emphasis on quick and reliable data exchange in product creation,” said Ralf Luithardt, member of the management board at SSC-Services. “Freely configurable process steps such as CAD data conversion, quality testing, or further automated processing within SWAN guarantee the process-compliant, quick data provision. The integration of CAD Portal with the successful SWANcloud platform is a consequent step toward completely automated, process-reliable data management in the context of complex developments. Our cloud solution offers the flexibility requested today and allows our customers to focus on their core business.”

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