Development cycles are getting shorter whereas at the same time requirements for quality, safety and security are increasing. Is it possible to enhance communication between automotive manufacturers and suppliers' development organizations and reduce the efforts for coordination between these partners?
Additionally, suppliers of almost every automotive manufacturer are faced with the challenge of having to use the specific platforms and communication channels provided by the OEM's for data exchange.
First and foremost they are exchanging defects or errors that are occurring during the product development process. Information about these issues have to be exchanged and synchronised across company boundaries regularly and in very short intervals.
agosense.symphony currently supports the following supplier portals helping you to implement the specified processes and to adapt them to your own development workflow:
BMW Panama / BMW TAEESI - Daimler DanTe / Daimler STARC (under development) - Porsche PFIFF - Volkswagen KPMWeb / VW KPM GSB
The OEM usually defines the communication channel as well as a certain process or workflow for the communication between them and the suppliers. This results in the following requirements with respect to the connection to a supplier portal:
Automated synchronisation without manual interaction
Technical adaption to the portal specific formats and interfaces
Re-use of the exchange technology for all projects or departments
Simple customization of the workflows predefined by the OEM - also if these workflows are being changed
Independence of any defect or change management tool
Alignment of the given workflows with the own internal development processes
Reliability of technology, especially at high data volumes and high numbers of exchange intervals
agosense.symphony is especially designed for completely automated data exchange in the automotive world and fulfils all of these requirements, unifying quick implementation and easy maintenance for future changes:
Consistent data storage on customer and supplier side
Constant availability of current information on both sides
Relief for developers: they can concentrate on their job, not on data exchange or additional tools
Less effort for coordination with customers
Increase quality by removing error prone manual interaction
Lower cost and higher productivity by eliminating manual data management in different third-party systems
Flexible standard software allows quick customization for new projects or additional departments without programming
Our customers confirm:
"The unique selling propositon of the agosense solution? Its architecture, its standardized adapters that are specifically suited to the automobile industry and the standards used for modeling and design of the development and business processes."
agosense is the leading provider of Tool Integration in Application Lifecycle Management,
IT Service Management and Product Lifecycle Management.
In addition, agosense products are used to simplify and automate the exchange of data
across company boundaries.