Siemens’ Capital software helps Groupe PSA digitalize aftersales docs

Jan. 29, 2020
Capital is part of the Xcelerator portfolio of software and here it was selected to automatically render electrical system diagrams, replacing manual processes

Siemens’ Capital software electrical design product for its automotive aftersales documentation has been selected by Groupe PSA, the second largest car manufacturer in Europe. Groupe PSA is a manufacturer of five car brands: Peugeot, Citroën, DS, Opel and Vauxhall. The company has an established process of supplying its facilities with after-sales service documentation with several types of design deliverables aiding rapid diagnosis. Using Capital’s technology, Groupe PSA has replaced a largely manual process and can now automatically render their electrical system diagrams using data that comes directly from the PSA electrical/electronic (E/E) engineering department and their harness suppliers to help provide correct-by-construction assurance. The result is accurate documentation created using as-manufactured data provided by Groupe PSA’s suppliers which helps ensure rapid and effective vehicle maintenance when required.

According to Siemens ,the Groupe PSA team needed a seamless, easy-to-use technology to help ensure electrical data continuity. After exploring the software tools available, it selected Siemens’ Capital which provides automated electrical documentation through diagram synthesis.

"Using Capital for electrical design and aftersales documentation has produced tremendous time and cost savings," said Yves Bouvier, vice president of Diagnosis, Groupe PSA. "We have already achieved a significant schedule reduction using Capital to deliver our complete schematic after-sales documentation and are targeting above 30% schedule reduction."

Siemens’ Capital E/E systems development toolchain spans the full electrical system development process from system definition, through design and manufacturing and into automated service documentation production. Digital continuity of Groupe PSA’s electrical data using Capital enables aftersales documentation driven directly by the actual engineering design data. This provides data accuracy, efficiency and a reduced time to market. Capital is part of Xcelerator, an integrated portfolio of software, services and application development platform that can be personalized and adapted to fit customer and industry-specific needs to help companies become digital enterprises.