Faster Configuration Lifecycle Management (CLM) Integration and Validation
Configit Ace® provides a single source of truth for product- and system-configurations that can be accessed by PLM, ERP, MES and CRM systems.
However, integrating systems to support complex configuration models can be challenging. Configit has identified some of the key challenges and bottlenecks to smoother customers experiences and provides new capabilities in Configit Ace® to address them.
Highlighting API Changes
It is not uncommon for 100s or even 1,000s of product models to be supported in Configit Ace®. As models are added or changed, it is more efficient to update only what has changed rather than all models in integrated downstream systems.
Configit Ace® now provides an API that identifies changes made to product models enabling faster and more efficient updates of downstream systems.
Faster Configuration Lifecycle Management (CLM) Post-sales Maintenance and Support
Configit Ace® supports the full configuration lifecycle for all product models defined, including post-sales tasks. This includes support of released products, upgrades and updates of deployed products, as well maintenance and replacement of defective products. Many deployed products and services have lifetimes over several years and even decades. This can lead to challenges in upgrading and servicing products with configurations that are no longer valid.
Identifying the Cause of Invalid Configurations
When upgrading or servicing a product with an invalid product configuration, it can be difficult to see which options or components are no longer supported.
Configit Ace® now provides a Minimal Conflict Set API that provides a list of feature conflicts. This can be used to identify features that are causing the conflict.