CIM Database Cloud is CONTACT’s new out-of-the-box PLM. Presented as no-code software, the solution combines enterprise PLM functionality with innovative cloud technology and offers the highest IT security standards and powerful DevOps services, according to a July 28 press release.
CIM Database Cloud (Photo Contact Software ) is the new out-of-the-box PLM system from Copntact Software. Presented as no-code software, the solution combines enterprise PLM functionality with innovative cloud technology and offers the highest IT security standards and powerful DevOps services, according to the press release.
According to Contact, the use of different IT island solutions in industry and especially in engineering leads to information disruptions and data silos, which result in intransparency, errors and delays. Contact now promises to remedy this situation with its new cloud offering, which combines enterprise-level PLM functionality with the performance, scalability and security of the cloud. There are no additional acquisition and operating costs for in-house server infrastructures.
Among other things, CIM Database Cloud offers functions for document management, project management, cost calculation, material management and the reconciliation of various bills of materials. Third-party systems such as CAD and ERP software are connected via interfaces. This creates an end-to-end digital thread that links processes and data flows across departments and facilitates collaboration.
Thanks to the high degree of standardization, the software-as-a-service (SaaS) application is ready for use out of the box, CONTACT Managing Director Maximilian Zachries is quoted as saying: “We have integrated best-practice templates into the software, based on 30 years of PLM experience from hundreds of projects. Like all our products, CIM Database Cloud is based on our CONTACT Elements platform and optimized for rapid deployment.” According to the manufacturer, the administration of CIM Database Cloud does not require any programming knowledge and can be carried out by the specialist departments themselves. In addition, the intuitive user interface offers a high level of ease of use, so that even new users can quickly find their way around it.
The software is available as an SaaS application in three expansion stages: “Collaborate,” “Accelerate” and “Innovate. For companies with high customizing requirements, CIM Database Cloud offers optional DevOps services. A flexible licensing model applies to CIM Database Cloud, which also enables billing via pay-per-use.