First off, you may be asking yourself, what is SAP Engineering Control Center (ECTR)? SAP ECTR allows you to integrate your product data into one source of truth – SAP. No more winding “roads” of data silos, jumping in and out of systems, or waiting for the data to go “in SAP” to take the next action step to get products out the door. SAP ECTR is part of the enterprise SAP Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) platform and SAP Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) process.

By including R&D and engineering in your enterprise with highly efficient CAD integrations and tons of automation, you open the door for digital transformation and enable future enterprise projects such as IoT and Digital Thread/Digital Twin. SAP ECTR and associated integrations make it so that assemblies, parts, drawings, marketing materials, technical publications, and their critical object links are impeccably managed in SAP; able to take advantage of the enterprise IT investment in connected areas driving the future of manufacturing. Visual manufacturing? Perfect next step. Variant configuration, automated parametric design, and configure to order? Absolutely a possibility once you begin to leverage the power of SAP.

As mentioned above, SAP ECTR allows you to integrate product data into one source of truth. It’s also a great tool for engineers, utilized as a collaboration platform as well as the integration tool for 3rd party authoring systems such as CAD. Available on SAP ECC, S4HANA, and the cloud it enables discrete manufacturing companies to simplify and automate multiple product development processes across the enterprise. It begins with R&D/engineering and travels down the value chain – across departments both internal and external to the company. The user interface enables daily work with easy to use and intuitive features like drag and drop, dashboards, thumbnails, BOM views, pull down menus sensitive to context, and color coded icons that represent details at a glance.

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