1. Home
Press Release

Siemens’ Capital software helps Groupe PSA digitalize aftersales documentation

January 28, 2020
Plano, TX, USA

Using Capital’s advanced 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.
  • Siemens’ Capital is selected by Europe’s second largest car manufacturer to automatically render electrical system diagrams, replacing manual processes
  • Accurate documentation helps ensure rapid and effective vehicle maintenance, helping Groupe PSA realize a 30% schedule reduction
  • Capital is part of the Xcelerator portfolio of software, which is enabling tomorrow’s electronic design today

Siemens today announced that 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 an early innovator of autonomous and connected cars, manufacturing 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 advanced 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. Groupe PSA can now better enable their digital enterprise and continue to innovate the mobile solutions of the future.  

In-house tools for electrical systems can be expensive to maintain, with challenges including IT obsolescence, out of date specifications, and increasing electrical/electronic system complexity, meaning manual processes can no longer cope and are error-prone. 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 “correct-by-construction” automated electrical documentation through diagram synthesis. 

“Using Capital for electrical design and aftersales documentation has produced tremendous time and cost savings,” stated 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, which is a competitive advantage in today’s fast-moving automotive industry. 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 of all sizes become digital enterprises.

“Groupe PSA has been on the cutting-edge of automotive developments, and they recognize the importance of adopting advanced technologies, such as our Capital solution,” stated Martin O’Brien, senior vice president of Siemens’ Integrated Electrical Systems business group. “Using Capital’s in-built digital data continuity, Groupe PSA realizes a competitive advantage, and we anticipate providing them with more digitalization technologies for their next-generation endeavors.”

To learn more about the Capital solution, visit: https://www.mentor.com/products/electrical-design-software/.

Siemens Digital Industries Software is driving transformation to enable a digital enterprise where engineering, manufacturing and electronics design meet tomorrow. The Xcelerator portfolio helps companies of all sizes create and leverage digital twins that provide organizations with new insights, opportunities and levels of automation to drive innovation. For more information on Siemens Digital Industries Software products and services, visit siemens.com/software or follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Siemens Digital Industries Software – Where today meets tomorrow.

Siemens Digital Industries (DI) is an innovation leader in automation and digitalization. Closely collaborating with partners and customers, DI drives the digital transformation in the process and discrete industries. With its Digital Enterprise portfolio, DI provides companies of all sizes with an end-to-end set of products, solutions and services to integrate and digitalize the entire value chain. Optimized for the specific needs of each industry, DI’s unique portfolio supports customers to achieve greater productivity and flexibility. DI is constantly adding innovations to its portfolio to integrate cutting-edge future technologies. Siemens Digital Industries has its global headquarters in Nuremberg, Germany, and has around 76,000 employees internationally.

Siemens AG (Berlin and Munich) is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality for more than 170 years. The company is active around the globe, focusing on the areas of power generation and distribution, intelligent infrastructure for buildings and distributed energy systems, and automation and digitalization in the process and manufacturing industries. Through the separately managed company Siemens Mobility, a leading supplier of smart mobility solutions for rail and road transport, Siemens is shaping the world market for passenger and freight services. Due to its majority stakes in the publicly listed companies Siemens Healthineers AG and Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, Siemens is also a world-leading supplier of medical technology and digital healthcare services as well as environmentally friendly solutions for onshore and offshore wind power generation. In fiscal 2019, which ended on September 30, 2019, Siemens generated revenue of €86.8 billion and net income of €5.6 billion. At the end of September 2019, the company had around 385,000 employees worldwide. Further information is available on the Internet at www.siemens.com.

Note: A list of relevant Siemens trademarks can be found here. Other trademarks belong to their respective owners.

Contacts for Press

Siemens Digital Industries Software PR Team