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WITTENSTEIN AG is a midsize, family-run firm with 1,400 employees at more than 60 sites around the world. The company stands for innovation, precision, and excellence in the world of mechatronic drive engineering. Its product range includes low-backlash planetary gear trains, controllable intelligent servo drive systems, and high-precision gearing technology, as well as electronics and software components. These products are used in robotic systems, machine tools, packaging, conveyor systems and process technology, paper and printing presses, medical technology, and in the aerospace industry.
A product development company requires a professional model for engineering data management. Redundant master data, multiple versions, and inconsistent filing is a thing of the past, since the company introduced Oracle’s Agile product lifecycle management applications.
In early 2012, WITTENSTEIN implemented Agile Product Lifecycle Management for Process Version e6.1.2, on time and on budget, working with Oracle Gold Partner Dr. Maier CSS―which has supported the company for many years. This Agile version is 64-bit capable, and thus a prerequisite for the operation of Windows 7 and Office 2010, which the company also deployed in 2012. This new environment will also facilitate the company’s migration from Baan to SAP applications, as an interface between SAP and Agile has already been established by WITTENSTEIN and Dr. Mayer CSS. Thanks to Oracle’s Agile PLM applications, WITTENSTEIN will not require a parallel IT environment during the transition period, which decreases costs.
Dr. Maier CSS offered a full range of professional services to WITTENSTEIN during the Agile update by supervising the implementation, creating the related interfaces and considering the business processes of the manufacturing company.
“As part of the company’s Agile upgrade and the planned expansion of our IT development, we also have extended our partnership with Dr. Maier CSS. The Oracle partner was, and still is, enormously important for us, as we need competent people who know us and can best support our migration projects. Due to the Agile update and the interface to SAP, we are well prepared to migrate our ERP system” said Dr.-Ing. Erwin Schuster, head of information management, WITTENSTEIN AG.