abat plm - Increasing efficiency through digital transformation

Is the flow of information between your business units consistent and effective? Which process steps are supported by your PLM software? At which points are there opportunities to automate and standardize the process?

Is your product data in PLM and ERP free of redundancy? What do IT systems need to do to optimally support your company in the digital transformation?

PLM is not IT - PLM is process

In many companies, the system landscape of product data (TDM, PDM, PLM systems but also Excel and other "hidden" department-specific databases) has grown over time. Attempts to harmonize existing system landscapes often lead to an additional system. Product and process structures usually only consider the mechanical engineering processes - software, electronics, system architectures, functions, requirements are usually not integrated.

Digitization of engineering processes and the need to enable a cross-discipline product view require a rethink of the product process. More important than the optimal mapping of product information in a single system is the end-to-end networking of information from sales, development, manufacturing, after sales or customer service. This is because, in contrast to linking distributed digital models within a federated, semantic network, a separate PLM system is more inefficient. This is why PLM projects are not IT projects, but process projects.

The key to increasing efficiency lies in optimal collaboration between business units and the consistency of product data in the software products used. Manufacturing efficiency requires a special strategy to link the MES with business systems such as ERP and PLM.

abat plm supports you on the path to digital transformation

One of abat's core competencies is cross-departmental process consulting with the aim of achieving a continuous data flow across PLM, ERP and MES. This includes not only the process analysis and solutions derived from it, but - what is at least as important - the support of the change processes in your company.

In addition to solutions for improving the consistency of processes, we offer software solutions for ERP (SAP) and MES (PLUS).

We bring our many years of project experience from the consulting environment at well-known OEMs to bear in process consulting. abat plm: Experts for the networked world of product data along the PLM-ERP-MES systems.

Upon request, we will also be happy to provide you with more detailed information on our reference customers and projects.

Our consulting process for your PLM

A PLM project is not an IT implementation project. Even if some system providers claim otherwise.

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We support them in the management of:

  • Product structure
  • Parts list
  • Project and portfolio
  • Changes
  • Variant configuration
  • Requirements
  • CAx integration (SAP ECTR, Teamcenter)
  • Documents
  • Master data

Why abat?

  • We take a holistic, customer-specific and system-neutral approach to PLM. With in-depth knowledge of discrete manufacturing (automotive, aerospace and defense, mechanical engineering), we develop customized solutions in dialog with our customers. We show you a path to end-to-end PLM, based on your processes.
  • We believe that the synchronization of processes and data along the value chain is of strategic importance on the way to Industry 4.0. Only those who are familiar with the - today often separate - worlds of PDM/PLM, ERP and MES can take this path together with the customer and achieve "closed loop manufacturing", which provides the prerequisite for traceability of all product processes and company-wide process integration.
  • We support our customers in the design and optimization of typical engineering processes, e.g. change and configuration management as well as derivation of digital twins in development, production and operational business. Our solutions are developed vendor-independently, considering all relevant company processes. In addition, we also support our customers in the implementation of SAP PLM or Teamcenter solutions.
  • We prefer the "two-speed PLM" approach. On the one hand, it ensures stability and reliability for existing processes, and on the other, it offers agile and disruptive solutions and methods for digital transformation projects.
  • We are your sparring partner in the digital transformation of your company.

Contact our abat plm experts

North America

Our SMARTsolution


The PLMeter from abat was developed on the basis of years of PLM project experience and makes the need for action visible within a very short time.

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Our reference project

Volkswagen AG

Product data networked across systems and brands
In a PLM project at our customer Volkswagen, product data was networked across systems and brands. Find out in the case study how a project status can be obtained at the push of a button.

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ISMS Consultant

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ISMS Senior Consultant

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Senior Consultant

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Senior Consultant

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Senior Consultant

At abat, employees are supported and encouraged and can develop according to their own ideas.


SAP Senior Consultant

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ISMS Senior Consultant

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Senior Consultant

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Buchhaltung: Konzern- und Einzelabschluss

abat - a piece of the family!

  • Being able to organize your working day on your own responsibility as far as possible
  • teamwork
  • always an open ear for personal concerns


Senior Consultant

I went back to abat because I feel free here and can develop myself.
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ISMS Senior Consultant

I have never worked in such a self-determined and self-reliant way as in this team. Love it.


Business Development
St. Ingbert

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We are member

The aim of the association is to define standards and interfaces, especially for the digitization of the entire product creation process.