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Product Lifecycle & Program Manufactory

  Product Lifecycle

Special Expertise Consulting


P&PM is a special expertise consultancy
for the digitalization of your products´ lifecycle.
Our focus topics are:
>> PLM Business & IT Advisory
>> PLM Architecture & Transformation
>> Operational Excellence for Embedded Software


P&PM designs and implements customer specific solutions
for PLM using latest cloud technologies -
integrated to your existing process and IT  landscape:
>> PLM Embedded Apps
>> PLM Cloud Native Apps


Full Stack & Micro Service Solutions

Program Manufactory  


Operational Excellence
for Embedded Software


Leverage our special expertise on
Embedded Software Management: 

Implement a Digital Thread for
your Embedded Software

Increase operational excellence during
flash events in Production and Service

Sell software features as "functions on demand"
during aftersales  


End-To-End Architecture Design for the Digital Thread
of Embedded Software

System Integration / Add Ons for ALM / PLM / ERP especially for SAP
as well as Flash Stations & IIoT Solutions

Full Stack Application Development for Diagnostic Data Services
leveraging Cloud Native Technology


Embedded Software drives innovation speed and customer recognition of your products & assets.


Software enables diverse features that make products and assets significantly more valuable. Without embedded software, a product is rarely competitive.

Embedded Software is key enabler for Digitalization and IIoT.


Having significant impact on the product´s performance, embedded software needs to be fully controlled along the value chain.

Challenges come along with the need to manage software parameterizations - integrated to the overall variant management - and software compatibilities.

Special challenges result also from traceability demands and software distribution processes.


Managing Embedded Software from Engineering to Production to Service becomes a key capability.


P&PM supports you applying solutions into your existing SAP / Cloud Native Landscape.


P&PM is a special expertise consultancy focusing on PLM - Product Lifecycle Management.

With our special expertise we help you to find the right business, data and IT architecture for Embedded Software Management.

Also, we design and implement the relevant building blocks along your IT landscape using latest SAP / Cloud Native Technology.


Digital Thread for 
Embedded Software

P&PM designs and implements solutions for
managing Embedded Software across its lifecycle.

We integrate your Software Engineering tool chain with your operations in ALM/ PLM/ERP/MES and diagnostic tools/flash stations – packaging your software and parameter data the way it is needed at downstream process events: Production & service, on & offsite, onboard & offboard. By this you gain full control and traceability of the effective software configuration along your processes.


Request our whitepapers for more information:

Lifecycle Management of Embedded Software

Flashing of Devices at Production

Flashing of Devices at Service Events

Parameter Management for Devices 


This video provides an overview about best practices for lifecycle management of Embedded Software Management.  


Flashing & Variant Coding 
at Production 

Software & Parameter are critical components
that require their own logistics during production.

P&PM implements solutions for order specific generation and delivery of software packages to shop floor flash stations – including fault & exception management procedures. We integrate different sources for parameterization like ALM/PLM/ERP (customer order data for example) as well as test bench results as input for device configuration processes in line with software delivery. 

Our video provides an overview about best practices for production events: Deliver order specific software & parameter packages to production events.   


Updating Devices 
at Service Events

Repair and modification events require the right and compatible software in the field. 

Software as a Product offers new aftersales opportunities. 

P&PM implements solutions to maintain compatible Device Packages of software for usage in the field. Also, we provide solutions for data distribution to Diagnosis Tools / Device Type Managers for diverse business scenarios onsite / offsite, onboard and offboard.

Our focus is on data management procedures: Definition & maintenance of relevant data packs and their delivery to field events. This includes the mastering of compatibility / dependecy matrixes as well as solutions for software campaign management integrated into your PLM processes.


Our video provides an overview about best practices for service events: Repair, modify and update / upgrade devices in the field.  


Variant Coding

Products & assets are more and more customized via software parameters:  
The amount and complexity of parameterizations significantly increases -
offering many significant business opportunities.

P&PM helps you designing and implementing solutions to manage software parameters: Definition of valid parameters / parameterizations, execution of mass parameterization in Production (using ODX or IODD for instance, integrated into your SAP Variant & Order Management) or technical clarification / effectivity control of software functions via parameter in aftersales (Software as a Product).

Design and Implementation of Software Functions on Demand by Software Variant Coding. 

We are experts in managing the data for parameter events - integrated in your operations.

This video provides an overview on best practices to manage device / machine parameter data at diverse business events.  


Diagnostic Trouble Codes
& Signal Management 

Defect codes, status information etc. become increasingly relevant:
The more functions are implemented via embedded software,
the more codes are needed to steer the interaction of your products
with end users, service technicians, remote services etc.

Diagnostic trouble code  are rarely considered as crucial - however not controlling their growing complexity leads to significant efforts along the value chain.

P&PM helps you in designing and implementing solutions in SAP / Cloud to manage fault & status codes together with the relevant measures and instructions. Our expertise in regards to software parameter management helps you defining rule based patterns to automatically determine the right measures depending on the fault code and the configuration / parameterization of your device. 


Digital Twin for
Diagnostic Data

Leverage the opportunities of a Digital Twin based on diagnostic data
to support Service operations: Enhance quality and speed of flash events,
sell retrofit packages of software & parameter settings etc.

P&PM designs and implements solutions to write Digital Type Plates (Characterization of the product, retrievable from the device) at Production & Service events and to capture the As Built / As Maintained Configuration of Software and Parameters into a Digital Twin (central / cloud based reference of your products/assets) - based on industry standards like ODX, IODD / OPC UA for instance.

Digital Twins of Diagnostic Data can be leveraged at diverse business events: Technical clarification during after sales events as well as installation processes or restore events of complex devices in the field.


Diagnostic Data To Cloud: 
Managing Diagnostic Data
via Cloud Native Apps 

Cloud native / micro-service based solutions for rapid prototyping
and customer specific implementations 

Available for any cloud native based Platform  

- Device Parameter Management: Function Building / Function on Demand  

- Device Package Management: Compatibility and Update Rules  

- Campaign Management: Steering Updates in the field 

- Digital Twin / State Machine: Documentation & Simulation of Device Hardware, Software & Parameterizations

- Diagnostic Trouble Code Management: Managing Error Codes and Corrective Measures


Parameter To Cloud:
Device Parameter Manager  

Customizing smart products & assets by software variant coding

Import of native device parameters based on industry standards (I/O-Link with IODD, ODX)

Offline Engineering of software functions of sensors, machines, assets or complex products

Integration of software functions with relevant business logic (variant logic of ERP for instance)

Definition of rules and constraints to automize / control parameterization processes especially during service events

Micro-service based architecture running on cloud platforms (cloud foundry)

Diverse integration options via REST and OData based APIs (ALM / PLM / ERP / MES / Diagnosis Tools / IoT-Hubs)


Watch a short video explaining the benefits and a preview to the Device Parameter Manager.


Read our detailled solution description here.




Device Software To Cloud:
Device Package Manager

Manage Compatibilities and Update Strategies for your Devices 

Leverage a Digital Device Twin for Target Machine States steered by your Campaigns 

Retrieval & Packaging of Software & Parameters for subsequent business events  

Rule definitions for update & upgrade strategies and compatibilities  

Channel & delivery control (onsite/offsite etc.)  

Planning & simulation of target states via Campaign Management and Digital Twins

Central, cloud-based services to request the correct software package for restore, update and modification events  

Diverse integration options via REST and OData based APIs (ALM / PLM / ERP / MES / Diagnosis Tools / IoT-Hubs)

Watch a short video explaining the benefits and a preview to the Device Package Manager.


Read our detailled solution description here.




PLM To Cloud -
Cloud Native PLM Apps 

Cloud-native / micro-service based solutions for 
customer specific scenarios within the PLM domain.

P&PM implements custom made PLM applications
based on cloud native technology. 
Leverage our PLM & technology expertise.

Sustainable solutions leveraging open source technology.
Integrated into your existing PLM landscape.
Custom made for your missions.
Avoiding vendor lock-in.

PLM Apps extend your existing PLM landscape.
Defined use cases that are not covered by existing
PLM backbone functionality are facilitated
via cloud native solutions.

 Leverage our PLM domain expertise to
design and implement individual PLM Apps
running on your cloud infrastructure.



Determination of Spare Parts &
Retrofit Packages via a Digital Twin

Determine spare parts from a Digital Twin: Get allowed spare parts / retrofit packages from As Built / As Maintained by using determination logics to retrieve the allowed spare parts & retrofit packages.
Reduce efforts and timelines for technical clarifications and increase your service revenues. 


Management and Approval
of PLM Roles and Access Rights

Request and approve access rights to data and functions in your PLM system: PLM systems manage critical information. The access and authorizations need to be managed actively. However, many PLM system provide basic administration features only - the request and approval process is rarely supported.

Reduce your efforts in operations by introducing an easy to use PLM app to manage your PLM roles and access rights.






Jens Schirpenbach

Managing director and founder of P&PM Solutions & Consulting.

Jens started his career 2001 in consulting focusing on operations transformation in the area of Engineering and Services. He gained experience along all project lifecycle stages from early strategy determination and road mapping down to system implementations with cut over. He covered diverse roles mainly as project manager and solution architect – with a strong footprint in the manufacturing industry. He managed a team for PLM at a major European consultancy. After eleven years in consulting he founded P&PM Solutions & Consulting. Jens has a joint master degree in mechanical Engineering and business administration.


Stefan Mayer

Lead Solution Architect and co-founder of P&PM Solutions & Consulting.

Stefan started his career in 2006 in the software industry in a startup before he joined in a major European consultancy. He worked on multiple projects in different industries as a senior solution architect and developer. His technology focus is with SAP / cloud native components where he developed several full stack applications on SAP NetWeaver and SAP Business Technology Platform (SAP Cloud) incorporating state of the art User Experience with UI5 amongst other. Stefan holds a diploma in computer science with focus on software engineering.




Our office is based near Cologne, Germany.

Located in a rural area but just 15 minutes away from the airport Cologne / Bonn we leverage the infrastructure of the location “Schloss Eulenbroich”.


We are pleased to facilitate workshops or trainings within our office / rooms of "Schloss Eulenbroich".


About P&PM


P&PM is a special expertise consultancy in the area of PLM - Product Lifecycle Management.

We focus on design and implementation of SAP / Cloud Native based solutions for PLM - especially to manage embedded software along the product lifecycle.

Embedded software more and more becomes a key enabler of your products´ performance. P&PM supports you in transitioning your operations to manage the growing complexity of embedded software in your products & assets along the value chain and product lifecycle.



P&PM  was founded by experienced consultants in 2012 leveraging knowledge both from diverse operations transformation and application implementation projects especially within the Engineering and Service domain.


P&PM - Product Lifecycle & Program Manufactory


Industry & PLM Expertise

We can leverage the experience from diverse business and IT transformation initiatives in the area of PLM - Product Lifecycle Management - on global scale.

Covering both domains - business and IT - we act as a trusted advisor and overall architect.

Our industry focus is in the manufacturing industry, especially automotive.


Technology Expertise

P&PM is a subject matter expert for SAP PLM and SAP Fiori / UI5 as well as Cloud Native based Applications and Services.

P&PM designs and implements full stack applications as well as microservices using latest Cloud Native / SAP Technology. 



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Contact Us

Contact  info@p-and-pm.com

Phone  +49 2204 4047803

Location  Cologne Area, Germany


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P&PM is privately owned by the founder.


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