Automotive design and engineering processes require high levels of collaboration—not only among in-house designers and engineers, but also among the hundreds, if not thousands, of external business partners and vendors that supply vehicle parts. The more seamless the collaboration among these parties, the more efficient the design and engineering processes become. Siemens’ JT™ data format, which makes it possible to view and share digital 3D product information in real-time throughout a product’s lifecycle, is one tool that is making new levels of collaboration possible.
As a leading provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) services in the automotive sector, Accenture clearly understands the value that standardized data formats can bring to design and engineering processes. Its acquisitions of PRION Group, PCO Innovation and business from evopro group not only strengthened Accenture’s position as one of the leading providers for PLM strategy consulting and systems integration services, but also to help clients streamline their engineering collaboration processes with tools such as JT.
In working with Daimler, Accenture was tasked with articulating the business potential of a standardized data environment and determining what a transition for relevant business scenarios to the JT data format would entail. An understanding of the JT business potential, as well as the transition journey, was supporting the automotive manufacturer’s strategy of Multi-CAD for engineering collaboration processes.