The new year starts promisingly. First act: The new Eplan Partner Network (EPN), which is being implemented worldwide. Our goal: The joint development of integrated solutions to optimally support you in mastering your challenges. The EPN partnership is based on binding, jointly defined goals with regard to the further development and support of interfaces. This commitment increases customer benefit and at the same time increases quality.
Efficient interaction in the Eplan Partner Network
The CEO of Eplan, Sebastian Seitz, explains: “In addition to the Eplan software, our customers use a variety of software applications from different manufacturers in the fields of ERP, PLM, PLC, simulation, etc. For them, the efficient interaction of the various applications is particularly important. As part of the EPN, we will therefore focus on the joint further development of integrations as well as their quality assurance and support. "
And the motivation for founding the network?
Marco Litto, Senior Vice President Strategy & Corporate Program, sums it up: "With the professionalization of our network, we are systematically increasing the benefits for end users." The goals are ambitious: "The connectors between our systems should be as stringent and sustainability are planned, developed, tested, supported and marketed, as we are used to with our own solutions.Together with the EPN partners, we are able to achieve a completely new level of customer focus. "On the basis of open interfaces and modern integrations, there are diverse opportunities from which users of the various software solutions and partner companies themselves benefit.
Key players from the automation industry are there
Global key players in automation such as Bosch Rexroth, B&R, Endress + Hauser, Festo ,ifm electronic, Mitsubishi Electric, Phoenix Contact, Pilz, Rittal and Rockwell Automation are already represented at the beginning of the initiative. Software partners too - for example configit, Contact Software, encoway, ISD, ISG, keytech, machineering, PROCAD, Quanos and SAE- are part of the new network. International and national companies are actively encouraged to participate - Eplan is currently in talks with numerous. The Korean UDMTEK, for example, was the first Asian company to seal its membership - more will follow.
In times of digital transformation, in which cloud solutions are playing an increasingly crucial role, it is becoming more and more important that providers coordinate integrations across companies. "With the EPN we are maximizing the overall benefit of our own solution and that of our partners in the industrial automation ecosystem for our mutual customers," explains Sebastian Seitz and concludes: "Together we can create a win-win situation for both customers and partners."