A major medical device company in the United States found that getting product documents into its SAP system was crucial for getting the best devices possible to market both quickly and correctly. It is paramount for technically advanced equipment to be created, maintained, viewed, and changed inside of SAP. This allows for complete transparency throughout the product life cycle.
Necessary product document files took too long to create, lacked transparency, often contained errors, and were difficult to share with stakeholders within the process. The company product documents were created in CDESK / Solidworks, which then needed to be integrated into SAP to be viewed and managed throughout all departments of the enterprise. There were many manual processes for creating and integrating documents that took time and were vulnerable to mistakes. On top of the timely uploads, documents were solely “view only” within the companies SAP DMS system. This created a lack of transparency to detailed information for their SAP users in other places around the world.
LeverX deployed IQ DMS to perform the integration and management of engineering docs in SAP. On top of the standard out-of-the-box tool of IQ DMS, this company wanted some key features for the everyday functions of the users. Some of the custom development features include:
- Drag and Drop feature: Allows users to simply select files of all types and drop them directly into SAP, eliminating the manual process of individually selecting and uploading documents.
- Added Translations: With users all over the world (United States, EAM, and the Middle East), there was a direct need to have multiple translations. LeverX provided over 20 languages that could be translated into their SAP system.
- Object Links > DIR Object Links: Initially, BOM’s, Materials, and other docs were strictly “view only” inside of SAP. Object dependencies were not available until LeverX introduced a new justification button allowing the user to open, and read through documents stored in SAP. Documents that are added, removed, or edited will be automatically updated to the entire SAP system in real-time.
LeverX helped the entire enterprise now view and manage any type of document within SAP. Everything is seen in real-time throughout the world. From the creation of the document to elimination, the employees are able to cut their communication times in half. Along with the gain of transparency, this client was able to save hours of integration each day through the use of drag and drop, allowing for documents to move into SAP within seconds.