Press Release “No walk in the park” - PLM System Switch at Daimler

Marc Fauquembergue | January 19, 2015

Prof. Katzenbach about Daimlers' radical system swob from Dassault’s CATIA to Siemens PLM’s NX.

On ENGINEERING.COM, PLM expert Alfred Katzenbach speaks glowingly about the CAD system swop at Daimler. Rightfully so. Excluding system immanent details, the switch rather had to be accomplished within the minds of users and executives. Now, after only four years, the project will come to its conclusion in March 2015.

For PLM TV News, the OEM’s former director of "Information Technology Research and Development Management" chats about the not always smooth project flow and the underlying strategic as much as profound decisions taken.


We had to change our philosophy and create completely new ways of doing things.

Professor Alfred Katzenbach


Interestingly enough, Prof. Katzenbach has already been responsible for the upgrade from CATIA V4 to V5 at the time. So nothing new, one might say. Yet, such a holistic system change requires so much more while rewarding with unexpected benefits. …more

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