Press release - March 24, 2020
CONTACT Software launches Collaboration Hub
E-mails and team space solutions quickly reach their limits in the engineering domain. CONTACT Software therefore create a new offer for companies that want to cooperate with product development partners in a digital and efficient way. Collaboration Hub focuses on three central use cases.
Today, cooperation with engineering offices, suppliers and customers is essential for efficient product development. Many products are no longer conceivable without their know-how and components. Digitization further increases the share of partners in the value chain.
At the same time, the collaboration with other companies is time-consuming and complex. Separate IT systems prevent the sharing of data, and e-mails or team space services such as Trello or Slack are only a stopgap in view of the special aspects of engineering processes and product data models.
All project participants need a common environment in which they can quickly and easily get information about the current project status at any time. This concerns requirements, assembly spaces, technical changes, the version history and much more. With Collaboration Hub CONTACT Software now offers an enterprise-class solution for joint ventures, joint projects and supplier integration.
Collaboration Hub is easy to configure, fast to deploy and flexible to use. Its starting point is the CONTACT Elements portfolio of standard modules for technology, core services and business applications along the product development process. This offering is enhanced by PROSTEP's PLM connectors, which can be used to integrate partners or company divisions with different PLM systems.
The technical and functional range of the CONTACT Elements portfolio enables companies to scale Collaboration Hub up to very large projects with thousands of users. Sensitive data is protected from external access by the roles and rights system and the security concept using a proxy environment, which is decoupled from the enterprise applications behind the firewall.
"Collaboration Hub supports the distributed value creation in development networks as well as in the internal work processes ", says Dr. Roland Drewinski, Director Marketing at CONTACT Software. "This way, efficiency gains can also be transferred to cross-company collaboration".