TRUMPF Replaces Group-Wide OpenText Archiving Landscape with KGS

Lean SAP archiving with a focus on cache server concept for globally distributed CAD document management

After an extended transition stage, TRUMPF GmbH + Co KG has now completed the commissioning of all KGS CAD content servers. This step sees an end to the OpenText legacy system, which the international machine tool builder based in Germany replaced with archive server and client software from KGS. Significantly lower licensing costs in addition to improved functionality made TRUMPF decide on the system change. The KGS servers are operated on the Red Hat Linux platform.

As part of the project, software components for viewing, scanning, archiving and CAD data management were replaced. The transition was implemented without interfering with the daily work of TRUMPF’s engineers. Following the installation of the new technology, currently all CAD documents are being migrated from the legacy to the new archive. Once this step is completed, the previous servers will be taken offline. The company is deploying the KGS servers at 15 sites across the globe.

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