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German automobile manufacturers and suppliers

Cross-Company Planning

At various German automobile manufacturers and suppliers

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Cross Company Planning

Challenge

With Cross-Company collaboration rapidly becoming the norm, it is getting more and more important for each participating company to be able to seamlessly integrate external information and project data into its internal processes. However, in today’s typical business setting, the supporting IT systems of collaborating enterprises are usually isolated silos primarily focused on internal planning. This hampers information flows and synchronization of interdependent processes, rendering it difficult to coordinate schedules.

cplace Solution

Several major German car manufacturers and their suppliers use cplace as a solution for Cross-Company project management. The application allows the collaborating enterprises to share planning information, enabling direct integration of external schedule entries (events, milestones) into each company’s internal schedule. Data can be transmitted using off-the-shelf interface technologies.

By harnessing strong encryption and a stringent access authorization regime, the application can meet the toughest compliance requirements. This means that the solution can support efficient, secure collaboration throughout value chains, joint ventures and other forms of cooperation across enterprises. By directly linking schedule entries, delays and frictional losses can be minimized to significantly accelerate time to market.

Highlights

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Collaborative Scheduling

Integration of third-party schedule entries into one’s own schedule, including automated updates in response to schedule changes.

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Ownership principle

Write-protection of schedule items published to collaboration partners

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Information Security

Ensured by individually-defined read access rights and various data transmission options

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