Engineering Change Management Software for SAP PLM

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Transparency, reliability and speed in your product and process changes

For years, the changes of products and production processes have posed a big challenge to companies. Especially when it comes to product changes, it is almost all sectors of a company which are involved in analysing and implementing a change. Therefore, it is essential that everyone involved can access the transaction and master data which are to be changed. Additional information like the inventory at a certain place of storage or the cost of change needs to be available in real-time. Change processes are widely distributed across a company, so they should be transparent and also manageable in a flexible way.

4PEP Engineering Change Management has proven its effectiveness as a tool for integrated and transparent change processes for years, from the idea of a change to its implementation in manufacturing and assembly. Our solution can be applied across a multitude of sectors, it complies with norms and standards like VDA 4965 or CMII.

Engineering Change Management Fact Sheet – ILC GmbH

Success Stories

Success Story Kostal – ILC GmbH
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Product qualification and global change management using 4PEP

Success Story Festo – ILC GmbH
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Optimized Engineering Change Process using 4PEP Engineering Change Management

Success Story CLAAS – ILC GmbH

Engineering change management with 4PEP

Success Story Woodward L'Orange – ILC GmbH
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Transparent data by means of 4PEP Engineering Change Management

Success Story Dr. Willmar Schwabe Group – ILC GmbH
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Engineering Change Management with 4PEP in a pharmaceutical environment

Success Story ebm-papst – ILC GmbH
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Using an agile project approach to go from paper process to 4PEP Change Management

Success Story Dentsply Sirona – ILC GmbH
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Turn 4 into 1—Standardized Engineering Change Management

Success Story HBM – ILC GmbH
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Efficient Engineering Change Processes using SAP® PLM7 and ⁴PEP

Customer Quotes

Siemens Healthineers – ILC GmbH

“As one of the world’s leading providers of medical technology, we have very high demands when it comes to our change management in SAP. With ⁴PEP Engineering Change Management, we could fulfill those demands and maintain our high regulatory standards.”

Lutz Völkerath, Process Project Manager, CLAAS KGaA mbH

Engineering Change Management today

  • The change request/change order is often done using forms (Excel, Access).
  • No integration of real-time master and transaction data into the change process.
  • Distribution of information via paper, e-mail or file server storage. No control of change processes possible.
  • Search, multiple entry of data and manual process control etc. can be time consuming.
  • Unreliable process (incorrect drawing version in manufacturing).

Efficient ECM with ⁴PEP

  • Replacement of already existing forms by a professional business system (SAP PLM).
  • Integration of all master and transaction data (materials, drawings, BOM, stock information, etc.) in the PLM process with the ⁴PEP Engineering Change Management Software.
  • Flexible ad-hoc workflow with definition of teams creates transparent processes.
  • All information is in one place. No redundancy of data, existing data are referenced (single source of truth).
  • Basis for reliable processes by transparency of data and processes.

Change Data Management

Paper-based processes belong to the past with 4PEP Engineering Change Management. All change data is managed in the ECM Cockpit. The change header data can be flexibly supplemented with SAP standard fields (e. g. WBS element as cost object) and customer-specific fields (e. g. change initiator, implementation date). The scope of change is conveniently supplemented via integrated where-used lists and BOM explosions and other object-specific readback functions by transferring the affected objects from the respective results at the touch of a button. Information correlating to a material, such as drawing numbers, stock or cost information and the change team, can be displayed and maintained in the ECM Cockpit at runtime.

Management of Change Processes

Change processes must be managed flexibly. For this purpose, 4PEP uses the Process Engine, which visually displays the sequence of the individual process steps. It is possible to intervene in the running process at any time and change planned work steps – pure flexibility! The team involved in the change process is quickly and easily defined in the team definition. Clear checklists facilitate the processing of detailed tasks of the delivered work packages.

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