- etc. ...
Data exchange can be done with:
- Internal systems:
- ERP, CAPM, MES, ...
- a web portal company
- But also external systems to the company as product catalogs GDSN
- PLM exchanges data directly with third party systems
- A data bus manages exchange with third party systems
ESB data bus
Using a data bus ESB (Enterprise Service Bus) helps to ensure exchanges between applications, provides monitoring via a console and handles errors. In addition, it allows to decouple applications and facilitates the integration of a new application in the information system.
Data exchange with beCPG can be done in 2 ways:
- XML via REST services
- CSV files
|SOA Architecture : PLM and data exchange|
The data bus can synchronize systems in real-time. A sample scenario is the validation of a product in the PLM:
- The product is approved
- A message is sent to third-party systems involved by this event to feed them
- In return, the data bus feeds the PLM with data of third party systems (eg: identifiers of the product in third-party systems)
|Data synchronization of the PLM in real time|
Data exchange with catalogs
PLM can also feed external systems to the company such as GDSN catalogs with the GS1 standard. This allows to update several catalogs from the PLM data and avoid re-keying.
|Publish PLM data to catalogs|
There are several data bus in Open Source, some are :
For data transformations, there is Talend Studio.