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EPLAN Now Available in Microsoft Azure Marketplace

HANOVER and MONHEIM, Germany, Jun 15, 2022 – According to surveys, three out of four companies are already using services from the cloud, and the number is rising (source: Bitkom). In particular, it allows many businesses to keep up with rapidly changing hardware and software requirements. Companies expect a great deal from cloud solutions, including in engineering. One question they may ask is whether previous on-premise solutions are also cloud-compatible? Solution provider EPLAN set up its first cloud products and services years ago. Its range is being expanded in the cloud: EPLAN offers customers of the EPLAN Platform a standardized and free implementation solution for deploying the EPLAN Platform in the Microsoft Azure Cloud. The prerequisite here is that these customers have already established or are setting up their company’s own cloud infrastructure in Microsoft Azure. Moreover, EPLAN offers professional advice on implementation. The customer retains control over the operation of the cloud infrastructure and the EPLAN software. Customers benefit from an installation package that has been tested and pre-configured to run, and deployed with state-of-the-art technology.

Available globally in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace

The solution is provided worldwide via the Microsoft Azure Marketplace and follows proven quality standards. Alongside verification by solution provider EPLAN, the applications have also been validated by Microsoft. Due to Microsoft Azure’s worldwide availability, global companies in particular can now put their engineering into the cloud and make cross-location work easier. Deployed in the customer’s own cloud environment, responsibility for operation and maintenance of the EPLAN software and related infrastructure lies with the customer.

Implementation solution makes it easy to get started

The motivation for a complete switch to the cloud is similar: Companies are choosing to move their existing and local IT landscapes to the cloud. This means that overall IT management costs can be greatly reduced or outsourced to external cloud service providers. But there is also a challenge in every changeover: Companies often need intensive support, for example, in specifying the cloud infrastructure, integration with other systems, or location-independent database access. EPLAN has developed a sophisticated solution, which helps to implement EPLAN solutions in Microsoft’s company-specific Azure Cloud. Moreover, EPLAN’s consultants offer set-up assistance via a variety of consulting services.

In the real world: impressive right from the start

SCHULZ Systemtechnik, based in Visbek, Lower Saxony, Germany, is one of the first customers to use EPLAN in the cloud. Phil Krümpelmann, Head of Organisation and IT, is convinced by this, a ground-breaking step: “My colleagues in electrical engineering were thrilled, because this greatly simplifies collaboration within the design team. “After starting with EPLAN Electric P8, we have aimed to integrate other EPLAN systems into the cloud that had been previously running on-premises,” he explained. “We expect cloud technology will give us far greater flexibility in our working processes and lead to an overall increase in efficiency, above all when integrating new systems into the IT infrastructure. And this is happening ever more in this age of digital transformation.”


EPLAN provides software and service solutions in the fields of electrical, automation and mechatronic engineering. The company develops one of the world’s leading design software solutions for machine and panel builders. EPLAN is also the ideal partner to streamline challenging engineering processes.

Both standardized as well as customized interfaces to ERP and PLM/PDM systems ensure data consistency along the whole value chain. Working with EPLAN means boundless communication across all engineering disciplines. No matter whether small or large enterprises: Customers can apply their expertise more efficiently. EPLAN wants to grow further with customers and partners and pushes integration and automation in engineering forward. Worldwide, EPLAN supports over 58,000 customers. „Efficient engineering“ is the focus.

EPLAN was founded in 1984 and is part of the owner-operated Friedhelm Loh Group. The Friedhelm Loh Group operates worldwide with 12 production sites and 96 international subsidiaries. The entire group employs 12.100 people and generated revenues of around €2,6 billion in 2019. For the twelfth time in succession, the family business has won the accolade “Top German Employer” in 2020. In addition Friedhelm Loh Group was recognized as “Top vocational trainer” according to a study of Deutschland Test and Focus Money.

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Nitin Patil
Nitin Patil
Editor and Director of Content, Nitin completed his Master's in Mass Communication & Journalism and having 13 years of work experience as an editor, content writer with renowned international technical magazines and media companies. He is associated with CAD,CAM industry since 2008.

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