MONHEIM, Germany, Sep 21, 2021 – The new EPLAN Platform is now available and includes a newly designed user interface, improved workflows and many additional functions in connection with complementary cloud services. Overall, the new engineering software is characterized by its ease of use and high performance. This can be seen in the integrated ribbon bars, the Backstage View users may recognize from many other established software solutions, and significantly improved user ergonomics. The new, more intuitive user interface takes its cues from common international user concepts, making it easy to get started with the software.
The new EPLAN Platform 2022, which is now available, is characterized by being easy to use and delivering high performance.
Workflows in the age of digitalization
The EPLAN developers also really focused on the topic of workflows and designed the software to improve collaboration along the industrial value chain. This is because CAE solutions such as the EPLAN Platform are something like a company’s “backbone” in engineering and product development. They are typically very deeply integrated into the customers’ infrastructure and strategy, and are planned years ahead on the investment side of things. So one of the clear goals as the company was developing the EPLAN Platform 2022 was optimizing data exchange between the individual stakeholders in companies’ ecosystems. Cloud applications such as EPLAN eBUILD, eMANAGE (now also available in a full version), and eVIEW provide additional impetus for completely new forms of collaboration in the context of the EPLAN Platform. The added value of the new cloud-based software solutions enables greatly improved cooperation between companies and their customers, partners and suppliers.
Tested and put through its paces
Electrical Designer Markus Sommer at J. Wagner GmbH, one of the global leading manufacturers of innovative coating technology for surface finishing, is convinced of the new user interface. “The uniform user guidance in the new EPLAN Platform 2022, based on established concepts from today’s working world, really makes it easy to quickly get started with the software, especially for new employees. The myriad functions that EPLAN offers are well structured and clearly arranged, and the integrated ribbon technology is just fun to use.”
Sometimes the added value can be found in the details, as it is for EPLAN Administrator Michael Noack at KSV, a control cabinet manufacturer in Koblenz, Germany. One of Noack’s responsibilities is maintaining the master data. He took a very deep dive into the EPLAN Platform 2022 as a beta tester and for him, the new device management functions is a clear step forward: it now allows all a device’s properties to be saved depending on the variant. “The technical properties can now be depicted with more variation and greater precision in the new EPLAN Platform 2022,” he explains. “With routing, for example, it is now possible to correctly map auxiliary contact blocks of contactors whose connection change their physical position depending on the substructure.” As a result, the connection diagram is even more precise and aside from simplifying the electrical engineering, it also makes the later routing within the control cabinet even easier.
Interdisciplinary engineering – from preplanning, to electrical engineering, to fluid power engineering, to panel building and control cabinet manufacturing – all of it is now easier and clearer.
Changeover to subscription model
The EPLAN Platform 2022 is exclusively available as a subscription. This minimizes the investment risk by way of low entry prices and more flexible planning possibilities for individual software use. With these subscriptions, EPLAN is also strengthening its relationships with its customers to better address what they actually need for their daily work.
The EPLAN Platform 2022 is more intuitive, more flexible and makes companies more productive overall. Incorporated into a range of accompanying measures and solutions, such as the EPLAN Partner Program and the supplementary software products in the EPLAN cloud, companies can now better collaborate with the customers, partners and suppliers.
For more information, visit https://www.eplan-software.com/solutions/eplan-platform/eplan-platform-2022/.
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.