Developmental processes in Automotive are complex. All over the world, engineers contribute to the development of various vehicles. Such carmakers as General Motors (GM) therefore is various Product Data Management (PDM) Systems. Each with its own graphical user interface, self-contained and specific access logic. “Bridges” between the systems have not existed until recently.
Resulting knowledge barriers meant that designers were often able to identify the information required for their tasks only with delay or inadequately so. This made it difficult to follow their respective work context clearly and survey process operations, which hampered more targeted cooperation within the entire vehicle development cycle.
A high level of innovation has now been accomplished for our customer GM. As part of a pilot project, we were able to realize a product data support system within an extremely short space of time: research efforts that once took three weeks in heterogeneous development applications are now reduced to a few clicks within an overarching, intelligent, and intuitively operable application.