Discovering potentials – from SAP material to documentation and spare parts catalog
On 24 February 2011 in the SAP Arena in Mannheim, project partners Fischer Computertechnik, SAP, SDL Language Technologies and TID Informatik have introduced their tried and tested overall solution at a combined exclusive event.
Titled „from SAP material to documentation and spare parts catalog” , the organisers showed leading industrial figureheads how to cope with challenges in these areas and increase added value within the company. Practical conversion was demonstrated in a presentation by Ronny Stowasser, technical editor at Alfred Kärcher GmbH & Co. KG. It showed how the company had managed to optimise creation, administration and translation processes of product documentation and spare part catalogs, which, with 7,000 devices and their documentation in up to 27 languages, resulted in considerable savings and additional productivity gains.
Feasible innovations also drew a lot of interest, especially with regard to technology integration into existing system landscapes and concrete continuous practical processes. Exemplary overall solutions were the links between the SAP parts list and the production of technical documentation using TIM-RS®, integration of SDL translations into the editorial process right down to the online spare parts catalog using CATALOGcreator®.
As stated by participant Natalie Orgeldinger, technical editor of Festool GmbH, “both the presentations and evening program were first class”. Martin Alb, Manager Training & Documentation, MAQUET GmbH & Co. KG agreed and added: „The subjects as well as the event program complemented one another very well. I got a lot of ideas through talking to the organisers and participants”.