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Efficient Engineering Change Processes using SAP and ⁴PEP

Since 1950, the name Hottinger Baldwin Messtechnik (HBM) has stood for excellence in test and measurement worldwide. HBM’s precise and robust sensors, data acquisition systems and software for analysis and simulation are designed to guarantee security in a wide range of industries. As a global technology and market leader, HBM offers products for the entire measurement chain, from virtual to physical tests and checks. Using the 4PEP based extensions, HBM realized an SAP based global and efficient engineering change process.

Customer Quote

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“We chose ILC as our consulting and implementing partner in order to be able to achieve our project goals faster and more effectively. The PLM7 extension based on the reliable 4PEP platform was the only way for us to realize the necessary functionality.”

Gerard Engelkamp, Dipl. Ing., Director of IT and Organization, Hottinger Baldwin Messtechnik GmbH


  • name: Hottinger Baldwin Messtechnik GmbH
  • locations: Darmstadt (GER), Marlborough (USA), Suzhou (CN)
  • industry: Measurement Technology
  • products: precise/robust sensors, acquisition systems for measurement data and software
  • revenue: 188 m EUR (2020)
  • employees: 1,800 global

Initial situation and challenge

  • paper based changes without connection to SAP
  • hence, nontransparent change processes and limited compliance with audit requirements
  • globally aligned development allows workflows across all locations
  • increasing number of changes and related costs


  • implementation of SAP PLM7 Change Record with ILC 4PEP Add-ons
  • automated, site and change specific workflows
  • activity management and protocol using checklists
  • standard change process (containing all change steps)

Customer benefits

  • basis for global product development and production
  • possibility to integrate new companies quickly
  • efficiency of global collaboration through the use of common standards
  • change process is efficient, transparent and traceable

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