Product Data Replication - PDR

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SAP's Product Data Replication [PDR]

SAP Product Data Replication (PDR) is a little-known functionality which allows Variant Configurator users to move entire VC models from one system to another with only a few mouse clicks.

What's even better, SAP's Product Data Replication intelligently keeps track of information already sent and performs ongoing synchronization of only the differences. The underlying data transport layer is ALE, so if you already have ALE, but are currently moving your models manually, setting up PDR is a better choice.


SAP PDR itself is part of your existing R/3 license and requires the PLM extension, so the return on investment is attained almost instantaneously.  You will no longer have to worry about missing a critical change in your push from development to production and avoid escalations and fire-drills to correct such omissions. With PDR, your VC modeling team can focus more on delivering new VC products and features and spend less unproductive time in data distribution.


eSpline has implemented this solution at multiple clients and is convinced PDR is one of the best little known secrets of SAP ERP.    Typical implementation time for PDR is about 1 week, which is ideally done onsite.  Remote support is also available.  To learn more about Product Data Replication contact us about this service and enter the exciting world of SAP product data replication!   This is yet another area of expertise that eSpline offers that help you Manage your VC processes better.

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Customer Stories  

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Charles Machine Works of Perry, Oklahoma selected eSpline for its Training Advantage program with a Customized Advanced VC Modeling Workshop and a 5-Day IPC 5.0 Technical Workshop.
eSpline helped Baldor design and implement their Generator product line using the SAP VC, developed software tools to aide in the Variant Configurator modeling and developed a customized solution tha...
eSpline was part of a team of consultants assisting Carrier to implement the Variant Configurator for the HVAC products.  Carrier is also an Avenue Portal customer.
Gleason Works choose eSpline to provide their internal Variant Configurator training and started with a 5-Day Basic VC Modeling Workshop and then collaborated on a customized 4-Day Advanced VC Modelin...
eSpline assisted Bentley Systems to convert their legacy-based Configurator application to SAP’s VC and then to CRM-IPC.   Some of their comments follow: DATA QUALITY - “I could not imag...
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eSpline assisted Medtronic with a VC PoC to determine the worthiness of the SAP VC for the Medtronic products lines.  SAP VC fit the requirements and eSpline  provided onsite Basic VC Traini...
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eSpline helped Microsoft make a decision on using the SAP VC to determine if it fit their configuration requirements.  It was a good fit.  eSpline provided in-house Basic VC Training, assist...
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eSpline started with a VC Proof of Concept for ASM to determine if the SAP VC would meet their product complexity and requirements.  Once the proof was completed, eSpline conntinued with a Greenf...
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