HELiOS reduces the amount of data and optimises processes
HELiOS reduces
the amount of data and optimises processes
HELiOS facilitates global cooperation and communication
HELiOS facilitates
global cooperation
and communication
HELiOS is the “electronic safe” for corporate know-how
HELiOS is the “electronic safe”
for corporate know-how
HELiOS manages all data centrally and safely
HELiOS manages
all data centrally
and safely
HELiOS controls workflows and ensures the meeting of deadlines
HELiOS controls workflows and
ensures the meeting
of deadlines
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HELiOS – The PDM/PLM system for safe corporate processes

Today, product data and document management (PDM), as well as the safety and traceability of processes play an essential role in enterprises throughout all branches of industry. Products are created in working environments where complex dependencies, huge amounts of data and decisions of many departments have to be taken into account. In addition, the knowledge that is created in the course of the product lifecycle does often not only originate from various departments of your company, such as Engineering, Sales, Production or Marketing, but also from locations outside of your company, which can be distributed all over the world.

HELiOS, our software solution for Product Data Management (PDM), enables an effortless handling of even the largest amounts of data. State-of-the-art PDM functions ensure a safe management and productive use of the corporate knowledge. Whether E-mails, production drawings or various documentation – all data and documents created during the product development process are centrally managed and are readily available at any time. Processes such as access rights control, version control, document distribution, work instructions, order transactions etc. can be controlled with HELiOS in a safe and precise manner. In this way, the communication across departments and locations can be improved significantly – with positive effects on the complete product development process.

HELiOS – PDM/PLM out-of-the-box

The ISD also offers preconfigured HELiOS PDM/PLM solutions for different requirements at various companies. These solutions have proven very successful in the daily use at our customers’ companies and have therefore become very popular. They are available in different configuration levels, are ready for immediate use and can be individually extendable by additional modules such as PPS interface, Vault Server, Replication Management, Internet Server or Plot Manager for clients and servers.

HELiOS - Individual PDM/PLM solutions

Besides preconfigured PDM/PLM solutions we can also offer a customization and extension of HELiOS according to the individual requirements of your company. The range of services includes consulting, concept creation, special BOM configurations, customized workflows etc. and the integration into your existing IT environment. Examples of this are ERP and PPS interfaces, the implementation of the Vault Server, the Internet Server, etc. 

HELiOS – The highlights

  • State-of-the-art PDM functions for a central management of product data and documents
  • Comprehensive security through access rights and version control
  • Optimised work processes
  • Graphical workflows
  • ISO 9000 ff conformity
  • Fast and safe communication across departments and locations
  • Unlimited flexibility due to modular structure
  • Easy integration into existing IT environments
  • Multi CAD-capability
  • Interface to EPLAN Electric P8 (as of HELiOS 2016 SP1)
  • Preconfigured out-of-the-box solutions
  • Available with a comprehensive service package if desired

HELiOS – More than just document and process management

The HELiOS Document Management serves the purpose of central file storage. All data that are created during the development of a product - E-mails, drawings, sales documents, calculation results – are available here, in a clearly structured and permanently updated manner. Powerful search functions support you with your retrieval of data. All detected documents can be instantly visualized and printed via the HELiOS Plot Management – across departments and locations all over the world.

In addition, the HELiOS Process Management ensures a safe and precise information flow by regulating complex processes such as access rights control, version control, indexing, document distribution etc. Necessary process steps, work instructions or other information are automatically generated and forwarded to the responsible employees – either time- or event-controlled. In the process, HELiOS also controls the access permissions for simultaneous and concurrent engineering – if required, across separate locations all over the world! This enables not only a shortening of development times and a detection of errors at early stages, but also a significant improvement of the cooperation between Engineering and Production.

Thanks to its modular structure, HELiOS can be adjusted to your individual requirements at any time. HELiOS can be used either as a stand-alone system or in combination with a CAD system.

HELiOS - The highlights

  • Document management for a redundance-free data management
  • Powerful search functions with document visualisation
  • Optimised processes, with graphical workflow and access rights control
  • Safety through access rights and version control
  • Standardisation through Lists of Characteristics and Classification
  • Interfaces to market-relevant ERP-systems
  • Interfaces to Microsoft Office
  • Multi-language capability and individual configuration
  • Interface to EPLAN Electric P8 (as of HELiOS 2016 SP1)
  • Internet and Vault Server
  • Print/Plot Management for batch-controlled document output
  • Standalone or in combination with a CAD system

 

System and hardware requirements

HELiOS reduces the amount of data at your company

HELiOS reduces the amount of data at your company

HELiOS reduces the amount of data at your company.

The deployment of the PDM/PLM system HELiOS at your company is one of the most efficient methods to increase your productivity significantly. The transparent management of all data collected during product development processes as well as the safe information flow control creates a central “knowledge reservoir” at your company from which all parties involved will greatly benefit.

  • Preconfigured out-of-the-box solutions
  • Fast and easy implementation
  • Precisely documented design processes
  • Safe flow of information controlled by workflows and permissions
  • Central file storage and safeguarding of the corporate know-how
  • Fast and safe communication across departments and locations
  • Reliable project planning and management
  • Multi CAD-capability – fast and easy linking to your CAD system
  • Interface to EPLAN Electric P8 (as of HELiOS 2016 SP1)
  • MS Office interfaces
  • ISO 9000 ff conformity
  • ERP/PPS interfaces
  • Great flexibility thanks to modular structure 
  • Adjustable to customer-specific requirements
  • Comes with a complete service package if desired

The deployment of the PDM/PLM system HELiOS reduces costs throughout all departments of a company.

HELiOS – A PDM/PLM system for all departments

HELiOS – A PDM/PLM system for all departments

The implementation of a PDM system in a company is an important decision and therefore requires a meticulous preparation to ensure a successful project realisation. Benefit from our experience and let us support you with the conception and customisation of the solution, the actual system implementation and the integration of your existing IT structure.

We can also offer preconfigured solutions for an immediate use:

  • HELiOS Office
    for users without HiCAD
  • HELiOS Engineer
    for users with CAD or CAE (HiCAD®, Autocad®, SOLIDWORKS®, Inventor® or EPLAN®) who only require Document Mnagement
  • HELiOS Engineer +
    For all users working with HELiOS in conjunction with HiCAD who wish to use the Management+BIM module or Classification Management, and for users of other CAD/CAE sytems (Autocad®, SOLIDWORKS® , Inventor® or EPLAN®) who require Article Management in addition to Document Management.

If desired, these solutions can be individually expanded by additional modules such as the PPS interface, Vault Server, Replication Management, Internet Server or Print/Plot Manager for clients or servers.

HELiOS – A comparison of the basic modules

HELiOS basic modules

Office

Engineer

Engineer +

Document/Project/Order Management
Convenient management, linking and structuring of data.

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Advanced Workflow/Version/Access Management
Safety through clearly defined access rights to data and documents of product models

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Administration tools
Attribute and mask configurator, Workflow configurator and management, Access management
(Administrator rights required)

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HELiOS Article and BOM Management Management of parts and assemblies via master data

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List of Characteristics/Classifications Management Assigning of parts, assemblies and products to part-specific classes

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Document and Drawing Management for Civil Engineering (BIM) Central data and process management for parts, documents, folders, projects; product structures and folders with convenient input, search and output functions

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Integration modules for HiCAD®, AutoCAD®, Inventor® and SolidWorks®   Integration of HELiOS PDM functions into the GUIs of other CAD systems Project and Document Management 

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Integration modules for HiCAD® , AutoCAD®, Inventor® and SolidWorks® Article Management  

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Interface to EPLAN Electric P8 - Document Interface

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Interface to EPLAN Electric P8 - Article Interface

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HELIOS – An overview of the additional modules

Print and Plot Management

Internet
Server

ERP interface

Vault 
Server

Replication
Management

HELiOS Druck-/Plotmanagement

HELiOS Internet Server

HELiOS PPS-Schnittstelle

HELiOS Vault Server

HELiOS Replikationsmanagement
         
  • Central control of document printouts by printer or plotter
  • Worldwide access to data managed via HELiOS 
  • Interaction of PDM system with customer ERP system 
  • Central “electronic safe” for all corporate data
  • Connects geographically separate locations via the central PDM system HELiOS

HELiOS – the perfect PDM/PLM component for your IT structure

Not all data created and required in the lifecycle of a product are generated in the PDM system, but are spread across an extensive network of further IT systems – including those of customers, partners and suppliers. HELiOS can be integrated effortlessly into existing IT environments of a company. Standardised interfaces to software components such as

  • ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning),
  • CRM (Customer Relationship Management),
  • SCM (Supply Chain Management) or
  • Archive systems

enable the management of information directly at their source of creation. Thanks to its open structure, HELiOS is perfectly suited as an integral part of PLM concepts, which can also be seen by the constantly increasing number of ERP interfaces for our customers. These are the technological basis ensuring that the right information is made available to the right recipients at the right time – internally and externally. 

Integration/Interfaces

  • The following ERP interfaces were realised in the project business, as well as on other occasions:
    Abas
    APplus (formerly P2plus)
    BEOSYS
    Infor
    Microsoft Dynamics NAV (formerly Navision)
    oxaion
    proALPHA
    PSIpenta
    Sage
    SAP
  • Interfaces to CAD systems such as
    HiCAD®,
    Autocad®,
    SOLIDWORKS® and
    Inventor®
  • Interfaces to Microsoft Office®
  • Interface to EPLAN Electric P8® (as of HELiOS 2016 SP1)

Please also note the Compatibility matrix in the ISD Wiki.

Supported ERP/PPS interfaces

A - D

E - I

K - P

R - V

  • ABAS
  • AFPS
  • AMS
  • APPLUS
  • Bäurer
  • B2 Beosys
  • BOSS
  • Brain
  • CICS
  • Comet
  • Dialog Total
  • Exact Globe
  • FAS II
  • FRIDA
  • Glovia
  • GSB-iV
  • IMOS
  • INFOR
  • INFRA
  • ISAH 4
  • KHK
  • L&P
  • Mas90
  • Microsoft Dynamics (AX)
  • MOVEX M3
  • NAVISION
  • oxaion
  • P2PLUS
  • PIAS
  • ProAlpha
  • PSI-Penta
  • R/3 SAP
  • Ridder R8
  • SAGE ERP X3
  • SiLine
  • Structura 
  • TEFAL
  • TOPS
  • Vantage 8
  • Visual Enterprise (VE)