cFolders 4.

00 How to enable collaboration in product development and design

Peter Szincsak, PLM Solution Management 13. August 2008

Agenda

1. 2. 3. 4. 4. 5. 6. 7.

Business Process Development Collaboration Sharing BOM and Documents Sharing CAD Models and Product Variant Structures Usage of Collaborative and Competitive Scenario Standalone and Integrated Deployment Scenarios Integration with SAP NetWeaver New functionality in cFolders 4.00 Wrap-Up

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The Importance of Collaborative Product Development

Doing collaborative product development across the supply chain …. (is) becoming as important, if not more important than the logistics and production supply chain. As companies increasingly outsource manufacturing, the same partners that produce parts or components for a product are being delegated responsibility to participate in the design of those parts and components”
From CIMdata, Measuring PLM's Business Value, September 2003

SAP refers with the business process Development Collaboration to Collaborative product development

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they have more frequently automated their collaboration processes with PLM tools that incorporate or enable collaboration across the product lifecycle. June 2006 ” SAP refers with the business process Development Collaboration to Collaborative product development © SAP 2008 / Page 4 . Furthermore. however. cost.The Importance of Collaborative Product Development “ What is clear. The Product Lifecycle Collaboration Benchmark Report – The Product Profitability “X Factor”?. and quality – are actively pursuing collaboration […]. is that best-in-class companies – those that most frequently hit their product development targets for revenue. From Aberdeen Group.

Collaborative Product Development – The Challenge Customer Subcontractor OEM Intranet INTERNET Email Subcontractor © SAP 2008 / Page 5 .

only unstructured data Classical collaboration is not able to manage the access of external parties to product data in a secure and economic way © SAP 2008 / Page 6 . fax. and mail is more likely to be error-prone Classical collaboration requires a lot of face-to-face meetings and travel With classical collaboration. the consistency of data is not reliable Classical collaboration supports. in most cases. phone.Customer’s Pain Points in Product Development Classical collaboration via email.

Reasons Why Collaboration May Fail Central vault! I did not receive the most recent version! I did not find the relevant information! Structure! The document was deleted by somebody! Authorizations! I did not know whom to forward the information! Status Management! © SAP 2008 / Page 7 .

Development Collaboration – How to Improve Working on a real-time. consistent data basis with customers and suppliers Secure collaboration with external supplier and partners © SAP 2008 / Page 8 .

sap.cFolders on SAP PLM Application Map On the SAP PLM Application Map (based on business processes) cFolders belongs to the business process Development Collaboration. The business process Development Collaboration & cFolders is also part of the SAP ERP offering and belongs to the process group Product Development on the my SAP ERP Solution Map (see http://service. The business process Development Collaboration focuses on cross-company collaboration on product data (technical documents & product structure information) during product development and sourcing.com/erp) Idea management and Product and project portfolio management concept development Life-cycle process support Life-cycle data management Product development Document management Project planning Time and resource management Project execution Strategic portfolio management SAP NetWeaver Development Prototyping and Hand over to Quality collaboration and production sales. and engineering and strategic sourcing ramp-up maintenance improvement Service and Product master and Specification and maintenance structure structure management recipe management management Hazardous tracking/product stewardship Dangerous goods/waste management Product costing Change and configuration management Corporate services Audit management Workers health and safety © SAP 2008 / Page 9 . service.

and secure areas) Provides synchronous communication capabilities (graphical information.cFolders Value Proposition Substitutes classic communication via e-mail. redlining) You save the following: Reduction in travel. meetings. fax. and conference calls Fewer errors due to improved communication with vendors and customers Reduced time-to-market Increased capacity due to faster time-to-market © SAP 2008 / Page 10 . mark-ups. and face-to-face meetings with virtual team work Reduces misunderstandings and communication deficiencies and improves consistency of reliable data Substitutes unstructured communication with structured data (with redlining. phone. data sheets.

technical assets. product variant structures & custom-defined (generic) objects Sophisticated authorization concept for access control Integrated visualization and red-lining/mark-up tool for 2D/3D object viewing redlining/markup tool for 2D/3D object viewing BOM comparison & extraction SAP PLM cFolders (Collaboration Folders) is a vertical collaboration application which enables users to work on design and development projects in virtual teams with external business partners © SAP 2008 / Page 11 .cFolders – In a Nutshell Structured collaboration on: documents. manufacturer part numbers. BOM. CAD assemblies. materials. data sheets.

…) & SRM (Strategic Sourcing.) Integration to SAP PLM (DMS.cFolders – In a Nutshell (cont.…) Search functionality (Search in file content supported) Notification and status management for process control Support of distributed content server architecture Large file handling via FTP © SAP 2008 / Page 12 .

user groups and roles © SAP 2008 / Page 13 .Authorization Concept: Object Authorization Authorizations: Administration Write Read None Create/Delete Folder authorizations are passed on to subordinated objects mode can be overwritten for selected objects Authorizations can also be controlled automatically by using the cFolders application programming interface User-dependent object authorizations: Authorizations can be assigned to users.

no access to back-end system necessary for externals © SAP 2008 / Page 14 .) Internal User HTTPS Internet Intranet Data Security: Externals have access to data in cFolders only ... iPPE on SAP R/3 or ECC. BOM Processing.. CAD Desktop. CAD assemblies between cFolders and SAP back-end system Backend Systems External user (needs only Web browser) HTTPS SAP PLM cFolders RFC (SNC) (DMS.Backend Integration: cFolders ECC/R/3 Exchange of documents between cFolders and SAP PLM Document Management System (SAP PLM DMS is part of ECC/R/3) Exchange of material BOMs. product variant structures.

Status Management – Process Control Status profile Transition action Send notification Entry action Send reminder Transition authorization Reviewer Object Status In Process Object Authorization Authors: Reviewer: Engineering: write none none Object Status To Be Reviewed Object Authorization Authors: Reviewer: Engineering: read read none Object Status Released Object Authorization Authors: Reviewer: Engineering: read read read © SAP 2008 / Page 15 .

cFolders Language Support cFolders supports the following languages: Chinese Czech Danish Dutch English Finnish French German Hungarian Italian Japanese Korean Norwegian Polish Portuguese Russian Spanish Swedish Turkish © SAP 2008 / Page 16 .

Customers using cFolders © SAP 2008 / Page 17 .

manufacturer part numbers: Automotive Tier 1 Supplier Tier 2 Supplier OEM Contract Manufacturer in High Tech Industry … © SAP 2008 / Page 18 . BOM. Artwork.cFolders – Main Target Groups Collaboration on technical documents (Technical Specifications. …): Architect Engineers Component Suppliers Automotive OEM Tier 1 Supplier Automotive Tier 1 Supplier Tier 2 Supplier Oil Companies Suppliers Packaging Companies Customers & Designers … Collaboration on CAD assemblies & product variant structures: Automotive Tier 1 Supplier Tier 2 Supplier … Collaboration on materials.

cFolders Adds Business Value Standardizes the collaboration process by using status management Gives clarity on valid document versions Makes the collaboration over complex topics more transparent Improves communication with external partners by allowing them to maintain documents & BOM without the need to expose the backend system Increases development efficiency by offering viewing & redlining capabilities for all team members Optimizes collaboration with suppliers in bidding scenarios Enables effective cross-enterprise project management by tightly integrating cProjects © SAP 2008 / Page 19 .

4. 2. 3.00 Wrap-Up © SAP 2008 / Page 20 . 7. 5. 8.Agenda 1. 6. Business Process Development Collaboration Sharing BOM and Documents Sharing CAD Models and Product Variant Structures Usage of Collaborative and Competitive Scenario Standalone and Integrated Deployment Scenarios Integration with SAP NetWeaver New functionality in cFolders 4.

if at least SAP R/3 Plug-In 2001.Overview Direct editing of all file types supported by front end PC Documents are locked during check in/check out Integrated 2D/3D viewer with redlining capabilities Mass up-/ download of files from PC Note Exchange of documents between cFolders and SAP R/3/ECC backend system (release. SP 2 or higher is installed © SAP 2008 / Page 21 .6B or higher) is possible.Document Handling . 4.2.

Bill of Material (BOM) External users without an R/3/ECC system can maintain/create material BOM (only browser required) BOM can be published from backend to cFolders Number of active material & BOM attributes defined in system settings Note In addition Reference Designators (component location information used in High Tech Industry) can be made available in BOM item long text in cFolders.2 is installed) © SAP 2008 / Page 22 .6C SP33 + Note 546617) is possible.7 or 4. Exchange of material BOM between cFolders and SAP R/3/ECC back end system (Minimum Requirements: SAP R/3 Release 4. if at least SAP R/3 Plug-In 2002.

5. 8. 2.00 Wrap-Up © SAP 2008 / Page 23 . 6. Business Process Development Collaboration Sharing BOM and Documents Sharing CAD Models and Product Variant Structures Usage of Collaborative and Competitive Scenario Standalone and Integrated Deployment Scenarios Integration with SAP NetWeaver New functionality in cFolders 4. 4. 7. 3.Agenda 1.

0 (ECC 6.0).0 the implementation of R/3/ERP support packages released in Q2/2005 is necessary) © SAP 2008 / Page 24 . ERP 2004 (ECC 5.0).Integration to CAD Desktop Export of CAD assemblies to cFolders (originals as documents & product structure information as xml-file) Export of CAD assemblies from cFolders to CAD systems of external users can be realized by SAP CAD partners on customer project base Import of changed CAD assemblies from CAD systems of external users to cFolders and reconciliation with CAD assemblies managed by CAD Desktop can be realized by SAP CAD partners on customer project base Note Integration works for ERP 6. R/3 Enterprise Extension Set 110 & 200.6C (for all releases besides ERP 6. R/3 4.

Data created in cFolders can be imported back to the iPPE. Note Integration works with ERP 6.0) © SAP 2008 / Page 25 .0 (ECC 6.Integration to iPPE Export product structures from iPPE to cFolders for review Import modified product structures from cFolders to iPPE Attributes of exported iPPE nodes and variants can be changed Linked materials and documents can be added/ changed in cFolders.

8. 4. 3. 7. Business Process Development Collaboration Sharing BOM and Documents Sharing CAD Models and Product Variant Structures Usage of Collaborative and Competitive Scenario Standalone and Integrated Deployment Scenarios Integration with SAP NetWeaver New functionality in cFolders 4. 6.Agenda 1.00 Wrap-Up © SAP 2008 / Page 26 . 5. 2.

Collaborative versus Competitive Scenario Collaborative Scenario Competitive Scenario Supplier Party A Party B Customer Supplier Supplier © SAP 2008 / Page 27 .

Collaboration Structure Two-scenario.concept Collaborative scenario: One public area for all team members Competitive scenario: Additional supplier work areas with individual authorization settings can be used together with SAP Bidding Engine (SAP SRM) © SAP 2008 / Page 28 .

00 Wrap-Up © SAP 2008 / Page 29 . 2. 6. 5.Agenda 1. Business Process Development Collaboration Sharing BOM and Documents Sharing CAD Models and Product Variant Structures Usage of Collaborative and Competitive Scenario Standalone and Integrated Deployment Scenarios Integration with SAP NetWeaver New functionality in cFolders 4. 7. 8. 4. 3.

no access to back-end system necessary for externals © SAP 2008 / Page 30 .. iPPE on SAP R/3 or ECC. BOM Processing. CAD assemblies between cFolders and SAP back-end system Backend Systems External user (needs only Web browser) HTTPS SAP PLM cFolders RFC (SNC) (DMS.) Internal User HTTPS Internet Intranet Data Security: Externals have access to data in cFolders only . CAD Desktop. product variant structures.Backend Integration: cFolders ECC/R/3 Exchange of documents between cFolders and SAP PLM Document Management System (SAP PLM DMS is part of ECC/R/3) Exchange of material BOM...

Integration into Project Management cFolders is integrated into cProjects cProjects is the SAP application for phasebased project management Export/ Import of Documents to/from cProjects from/to cFolders © SAP 2008 / Page 31 .

iPPE on SAP R/3 or ECC..cProjects and cFolders – Sample Architecture Technical documents (drawings. structure information ) Backend Systems (DMS. CAD Desktop.. BOM Processing.. minutes of meetings) cProjects Internet © SAP 2008 / Page 32 Intranet Project Managers . structure information ) Design Engineers Technical documents (drawings.) External Partners cFolders Links Exchange of documents Project Documents (checklists.

e. a bumper. A construction company collaborating with a subcontractor to build a specific part of a building. Bidding scenario Bid evaluation Strategic contract Request for quotation Design collaboration Purchase order Bidding scenario and design collaborations are highly integrated. simultaneous processes. e. the roof.Sourcing of Engineering Goods and Services The sourcing of engineered materials requires efficient collaboration between buyer and supplier. A car manufacturer searching for a supplier to supply a specific part. A power plant construction company searching for a turbine supplier.g. © SAP 2008 / Page 33 .g.

Integration into SAP SRM Strategic Sourcing cFolders collaboration can be created from SAP Bidding Engine Existing cFolders collaboration can be assigned to bid invitation © SAP 2008 / Page 34 .

.Architecture cFolders Installation on Top of SRM Server The Installation of cFolders 4.. More information available in Solution Manager. Look for: SRM Business Process: Processing Collaborative Bidding Events using cFolders © SAP 2008 / Page 35 .5 (SRM 5.00 on SRM Server 5.) Supplier Sales Engineer Add technical documents Submit bid cFolders & Bidding Engine (running on SRM Server) Purchaser Assign/create collaboration & Create bid invitation Internet Intranet cFolders & SRM Server installed on same machine (sketch of possible system landscape)..0) is validated and released to customers Significantly lower TCO Common hardware and user management can be used when using cFolders as container for technical specifications for bidding events Design Engineers Add technical documents Backend Systems (DMS on SAP R/3 or ECC.

Windows File Explorer Integration Exchange of folder structures between MS Windows Explorer and cFolders with drag and drop Save-as from MS Windows applications directly to cFolders Open and change files in cFolders directly from MS Windows File Explorer cFolders is shown as a virtual drive in the MS Windows Explorer © SAP 2008 / Page 36 .

4. 8. Business Process Development Collaboration Sharing BOM and Documents Sharing CAD Models and Product Variant Structures Usage of Collaborative and Competitive Scenario Standalone and Integrated Deployment Scenarios Integration with SAP NetWeaver New functionality in cFolders 4. 7.Agenda 1.00 Wrap-Up © SAP 2008 / Page 37 . 2. 3. 6. 5.

cFolders and SAP NetWeaver: Flexible Storage Location cFolders Add-on SAP NetWeaver WAS © SAP 2008 / Page 38 KPRO default optional HTTP (distributed) content server Data base Database is default storage location of KPRO for cFolders .

cFolders Access Methods: Enabled by SAP NetWeaver
Established communication methods with SAP NetWeavers Internet Communication Layer: HTML for user interaction RFC + SOAP for system connection over 100 API‘s available

Client
Internet Explorer WAS, Java, MS SOAP toolkit R3, Java+JCo, C++, VB

WAS with NetWeaver 2004s
HTTP(s)/HTML pages

HTML SOAP RFC

BSP SOAP

HTTP(s)/SOAP/XML

cFolders Application Engine

RFC (SNC), SAP specific

RFC

cFolders Application Programming Interface: Available Function Modules http://help.sap.com/saphelp_ppm400/helpdata/en/30/cce8bf627db74fa531f89b9aed229f/frameset.htm

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cFolders – Extended Connectivity (XI)

SAP Application

XI

SAP NetWeaver Process Integration enables powerful webservicebased integration of SAP PLM cFolders with SAP and non-SAP systems SAP NetWeaver Process Integration Uses SAP Exchange Infrastructure (XI) Based on WSDL & XML Suitable for mass data transfer Suitable for back-end integration of customdefined (generic) objects in cFolders

3rd Party Application

mySAP PLM cFolders 3.10

Marketplace / Business Partner

3rd Party Middleware Component

Integration available on customer project base

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Integration cFolders in Collaboration with NetWeaver
The SAP T-approach
Use the combined power of a horizontal and a vertical solution SAP NetWeaver Collaboration – The horizontal solution SAP NetWeaver Collaboration SAPs Collaboration Room offers virtual workspace for working groups Real-Time Collaboration services like chat and application sharing enhance synchronous communication between people fulfilling their tasks SAP PLM cFolders – The vertical solution Provides in-depth functionality for R&D and engineering Provides secure connectivity to external partners and suppliers Direct integration into SAP R/3 (DMS, material, BOM,…) Focus on structured information

Integration

KM

cFolders
Integration

R/3
DMS, material, BOM

CAD Integration

CAD
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material. BOM CAD Integration CAD © SAP 2008 / Page 42 . CAD models Use SAP PLM cFolders SAP NetWeaver Collaboration Integration KM cFolders Integration R/3 DMS.Why Horizontal and Vertical Tools Make Sense Typically: Steering Committee Makes decisions about general principles Works with office documents (PDF. PPT …) Uses SAP NetWeaver Collaboration Room with access to cFolders through KM Engineering Creates concepts and designs Works with Office Documents. BOM. CAD models Uses CAD. BOM. drawings. drawings. DMS & SAP PLM cFolders Engineering partners Particularize designs or designing modules Work with Office Documents.

org © SAP 2008 / Page 43 .Integration of cFolders in SAP NetWeaver KM Read. change. and create documents in cFolders via Knowledge Management is possible using the WebDAV interface of cFolders The WebDAV Repository Manager of KM is used for connecting KM and cFolders For more information on the WebDAV standard see www.webdav.

Integration cFolders in Collaboration with NetWeaver Collaboration Room cFolders cFolders KM © SAP 2008 / Page 44 .

0 © SAP 2008 / Page 45 .Integration in SAP Enterprise Portal EP 6.

00 Wrap-Up © SAP 2008 / Page 46 .Agenda 1. 5. 6. 8. 2. 3. 7. 4. Business Process Development Collaboration Sharing BOM and Documents Sharing CAD Models and Product Variant Structures Usage of Collaborative and Competitive Scenario Standalone and Integrated Deployment Scenarios Integration with SAP NetWeaver New functionality in cFolders 4.

which should not be accessible for all business partners. which can be managed by cFolders standard functionality. The introduction of business partners results in higher data security for user-related information. significantly increases the ROI for the customer. The business partner concept enables external users to be user administrator for their organization and lowers the costs for user administration for the system owner. The extension of the number of objects. © SAP 2008 / Page 47 .00 Business Impact Improved capabilities for collaboration on CAD data and product structure data with external suppliers.New features with cFolders 4. partners and contract manufacturers.

related objects) in CSV or PDXXML format Individual download of related objects in CSV format © SAP 2008 / Page 48 .00 – BOM Additional BOM Functions BOM redlining Single-level BOM comparison Structure export Multi-level BOM download (incl.New Features with cFolders 4.

0 Support of collaboration between OEM and contract manufacturers in High Tech and other industries © SAP 2008 / Page 49 .New Features with cFolders 4.00 – MPN Realization of Manufacturer Part Numbers (MPN) as new object in cFolders Export of MPN from SAP ECC to cFolders is supported via TA CFE02 Minimum Requirement ECC 6.

00 – other functions 1 Business Partner (Organizations) in cFolders Restriction of visibility of user information based on membership in organization (e.New Features with cFolders 4.g.: supplier company) External user administrator for organizations Integration to iPPE * Export/Import from/to iPPE to/from cFolders Integration to CAD Desktop * Export of CAD assemblies to cFolders Import realized by SAP CAD partners * Look for details on slides shown before © SAP 2008 / Page 50 .

New Features with cFolders 4.0: Single Point of Access for activities related to development collaboration Integration of cFolders Notifications into Universal Worklist (UWL) Extended integration between cFolders and Knowledge Management:* Change and creation of documents in cFolders via KM Extended integration into MS Windows File Explorer:* Up-/Download of folder structures Tracking of Authorizations * Look for details on slides shown before © SAP 2008 / Page 51 .00 – other functions 2 Workcenter Development Collaboration for ERP 6.

00 – other functions 3 Enhancement of backend integration Bookmarks for Collaborations Enhancement of UI Release of installation on top of SRM Server 5.5 for usage together with SAP SRM * * Look for details on slides shown before © SAP 2008 / Page 52 .New Features with cFolders 4.

Gross Demand . Plan (Min/Max-Based) ProductInformation (eg.0 Backend System Product Master data Alert: Projected Stock (Print&Download) Receive Demand & Inventory Update Create Replen. BOMs) .0 in connection with SAP SCM ICH is released for customers © SAP 2008 / Page 53 .Installation of cFolders on SCM Server Supplier Managed Inventory with Enhanced Product Information cFolders can be used to add product-related information to the stock data provided in ICH Supplier SAP ICH 5. Documents.0 Check Product Information Product Information Customer SAP cFolders 4.Inventory Info Check Availability Create SO Shipment/ASN (Goods Issue) Proof of Delivery Visibility Create/Send ASN PO Update (ASN Notification) GR Update (ASN Close) Goods Receipt The installation of cFolders 4.00 on SCM Server 5.

and are in no way binding upon SAP. © SAP 2008 / Page 54 .50 – Focus on Engineering Change Extend the in-house ECR/ECO process to include subcontractor: Provide MPN Import from cFolders to SAP PLM Backend Provide Product Data Import in cFolders Provide ECN in cFolders Provide ECN Status Tracking on cFolders Provide ECR/ECO publishing services & download Creation of a web service interface for cFolders Other topics: Reporting Business-Partner-related Search Search in attribute values DISCLAIMER: This slide reflects current planning. Contents may be changed without prior notice.Outlook: cFolders 4.

7. 8.00 Wrap-Up © SAP 2008 / Page 55 . 6. 4. 5. 2.Agenda 1. Business Process Development Collaboration Sharing BOM and Documents Sharing CAD Models and Product Variant Structures Usage of Collaborative and Competitive Scenario Standalone and Integrated Deployment Scenarios Integration with SAP NetWeaver New functionality in cFolders 4. 3.

0): => http://help.sap.ppt cFolders 4.com/~sapidb/011000358700005975832006E/cFolders_400_Functionality.sap.00 Delta presentation =>http://service.com/~sapidb/011000358700003212302005E/cFolders_400_delta.00 . Help on portal integration of cFolders (BP PPMDC 4.sap.sap.com: 1.sap.Functions in Detail => http://service.sap.HTM Information on cFolders 4.com/saphelp_xrpm40/helpdata/en/dd/9d9f42ac47c56ae10000000a155106/frameset.com/saphelp_ppm400/helpdata/en/00/e8c80ae8fc3842b5bedf5d67879dae/frameset.sap.htm © SAP 2008 / Page 56 .zip cFolders 4.00 release notes: =>http://service. Help on cFolders application: => http://help.com/cFolders cFolders 4.Resources cFolders on SAP service marketplace: => http://service.htm 2.com/~sapidb/011000358700007666032002E/CFOLDERS.00 on help.

0 OCP31S .SAP cProject Suite 3.sim (SAP Tutor Player required) => http://service.SAP ERP 6.com/plm-inst using cProject Suite 3.10 © SAP 2008 / Page 57 Configuration Guide .com/plm-inst Portfolio Management using cProject Suite 4.sap. Product Development & Enterprise Asset Management (cFolders is covered in the section Product Development/Development Collaboration) cFolders 3.10 Collaboration Folders & Master Guide .com/~sapidb/011000358700006935382005E.SAP cProject Suite 2.sap.Resources cFolders 4.com/okp OKP Information Request OCP20S .SAP cProjectSuite 3.0 OCP30S .0 Manufacturing Execution.sap.10 configuration information: => http://service.00 Master Guide .Necessary Input for Solution Manager: Process name: Organizational Area Product Development and Introduction Development Collaboration Configuration Element: SAP PLM SAP cProject Suite 4.1 OE5PRD .SAP cProject Suite 3.Project and SAP Online Knowledge Product (OKP) for cFolders: => http://service.00 configuration information: Configuration Information is stored in SAP Solution Manager .00 Basic Settings for cFolders How to use SAP Solution Manager: http://service.sap.

0).00 is shipped only together with other SAP Application Components.0).00 is an Add-on on NetWeaver 2004s and the SAP Application Components SAP ERP (ERP 6. SAP cProject Suite 4.00) is part of the software shipment of the following SAP Application Components: SAP ERP (ERP 6.0 SR1 COMPONENT CProjects SAP SCM: 51031827_1 SAP SCM 5.How do SAP customers and partners get cFolders 4. SAP SRM (SRM 5.0 SR1 COMPONENT CPROJECTS The material numbers refer to Support Release 1 (SR1).0).0) The material number and name of the CD containing the cProject Suite software (CPRX400I) is the following: SAP ERP: 51031804_1 ERP 2005 SR1 COMPONENT CPROJECTS SAP SRM: 51031738_1 SAP SRM 5.00 is part of SAP cProject Suite 4.00 and cProjects 4.00 cFolders 4.00 is not shipped standalone. SAP SCM (SCM 5.sap. SAP SRM (SRM 5.com/swdc the service "Search for all categories" from the detailed navigation pane on the left hand side of the screen you can search for the material number and download the cProject Suite software provided you have as a customer or partner the needed software licenses for the above mentioned SAP Application Components.com/cFolders and http:/service. SAP cProject Suite 4.0) SAP cProject Suite 4.sap.sap.00 (cFolders 4.00 SAP cProject Suite 4. SAP SCM (SCM 5. More information on cProject Suite 4. By using on http://service.00 is available on http:/service.0).com/cProjects © SAP 2008 / Page 58 .

R/3 Enterprise. contract manufactures and suppliers cFolders offers high inherent collaboration security. ECC 5. redline/markup cFolders can be used together with SAP SRM Strategic Sourcing as container for technical specifications for bidding events © SAP 2008 / Page 59 .7 Key Points to Take Home cFolders is a tool for collaboration on product (structure) information with development partners. as external users do not have to access the PLM backend system during collaboration cFolders integration to PLM functionality in R/3 4.0) is available out-of-the-box.0 (SAP ERP 2004) and ECC 6.6c.0 (SAP ERP 6. cFolders functionality can be accessed from other systems (SAP and non-SAP) using the API-Framework of cFolders cFolders can be extended easily (new and enhanced objects) Integrated viewer offers visualization capabilities that facilitate 2D and 3D visualization.

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