This IBM Redbooks Publication documents the Product Development Integration Framework (PDIF) architectural approach towards Enterprise Integration around the Product Lifecycle Management application space. The primary focus being the integration of Product Data Management (PDM) systems to other PDM systems and PDM systems to Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems, mainly SAP.
The objective of this Redbooks Publication is to document the lessons learned (best practices) and articulate the Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) and Integration Framework that the PDIF team has developed over numerous customer engagements.
This Redbooks publication is defined for an audience of Business Analysts, Software Engineers, IT Architects, and IT Specialists.
Table of contents
Part 1 - Background
Chapter 1. Product Lifecycle Management overview
Chapter 2. SOA Reference Architecture for PLM
Chapter 3. Product Lifecycle Management Standards overview
Part 2 - Scenarios and patterns
Chapter 4. Business scenario: A day in the life of Trucks, Inc.
Chapter 5. PLM Services 2.0: The neutral PLM integration language
Chapter 6. Implementing end-to-end Business Process Management
Chapter 7. Achieving business flexibility with a service-oriented architecture
Part 3 - Working examples
Chapter 8. Overview of working examples
Chapter 9. SOA realization of integrated PLM solutions: Working examples
Chapter 10. A framework to develop and run flexible PLM Services 2.0 based solutions
Chapter 11. Design and implementation of an engineering change scenario including SAP integration
Chapter 12. SOA realization of integrated PLM solutions: Working examples
Appendix A. Additional material