PLMeter – the first step to a holistic PLM in your company

Is your product data digitized or already „PLMized“?

Optimizing product processes starts with determining the location.

  • Is PLM just an IT system for managing your development data for you?
  • Do you live your product processes across departments?
  • Are the effects of product changes traceable along the product life cycle?

We will help you answer these questions.

Our PLMeter analysis method was developed on the basis of years of PLM project experience and shows you:

  • where your company stands in terms of PLM. 
  • which fields of action generate added value from PLM.
  • how PLM can make a greater contribution within the value chain.
  • how to optimize your investment in PLM.

abat is one of the leading IT service providers for the automotive and manufacturing industries in Germany. With us, your product process is in the foreground. The PLMeter is the first step of our proven PLM consulting.

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Here‘s how we do it

  • Every product and every company is different. In a preparatory meeting, we identify your PLM-relevant areas and functions.
  • In the following workshop, we discuss your company-specific aspects together and evaluate your PLM processes and systems using a maturity model.


We deliver these results

  • An overall PLM assessment of relevant areas
  • Precisely tailored recommendations for action and implementation strategies
  • Untapped potential and quick wins 
  • Risks of the status quo


Our Success Stories


Short interview about the SAP ERP implementation and warehouse redesign at Weidmüller Mexico in Puebla. One of the challenges of the project was the incompatibility of the old warehouse layout with the current SAP requirements. abat changed the warehouse layout for more efficient processes and transparency. Key improvements included optimized goods receiving, storage, picking and shipping, as well…

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B.A.U.M. e.V.

The B.A.U.M. e.V. network faced significant challenges: It lacked a clear strategy for digitizing processes and a system coordinator to integrate the various trades. In addition, the existing CRM solution was not compatible with the newly created Digital B.A.U.M. platform, and there were no certified standard interfaces. What was needed was a future-proof solution that could be used without…

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Effective communication is often the key to project success. As a family business with more than 200 years of tradition, the PFERD brand has made communication and trust an important part of its core values. This success story of an S/4HANA migration at the Mexican site describes the challenge and the successful cooperation between abat and PFERD during the project phase and beyond.

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Since the beginning of the 2000s, Steinbeis has been mapping its business processes with a very sophisticated SAP ERP system that is tailored in detail to its own requirements. Due to the announced end of maintenance, the system will have to be replaced in the medium term. A key objective is to map more processes than before using standard processes. Using a fit-gap analysis, the abat experts…

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Salzgitter AG

2018 startete der Salzgitter Konzern die Umstellung der kompletten ERP-Infrastruktur auf SAP S/4HANA. Im Zuge dieses konzernweiten Transformationsvorhabens sollten in einem eigenen Projekt die Warenwirtschaftsprozesse der Vormaterialbeschaffung aus einer Beteiligungsgesellschaft über alle beteiligten Konzerngesellschaften hinweg vereinheitlicht, optimiert und automatisiert werden. In elf Workshops…

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DESMA supports the shoe industry with innovative production solutions for Industry 4.0, highly automated machines, excellent know-how and comprehensive support. However, continuous innovation is only possible if the company optimizes its internal processes. The discontinuation of support for SAP R/3 was therefore a reason for DESMA to take care of a changeover at an early stage. Thanks to abat,…

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Imperial Logistics

Integrated Warehouse and Transportation with SAP S/4HANA

Greenfield implementation of a logistics template in the chemical industry. Imperial Logistics is a pioneer in the use of embedded EWM and TM integration in S/4HANA on Release 1709.

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SAS Automotive Systems

e-Accounting meets the requirements of the Mexican tax authorities

German companies based in Mexico must also adapt their e-accounting to the legal requirements of the Mexican tax authority SAT - and provide information on their key financial figures.

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