Product News: EPLAN Platform 2022

Nov. 4, 2021
The user interface promises a high degree of recognition and an improved user experience.

The EPLAN platform

The new EPLAN Platform includes a newly designed user interface, improved workflows and many additional functions in connection with complementary cloud services, its maker claims, characterized by its ease of use and high performance. This can be seen in the integrated ribbon bars, the Backstage View users may recognize from many other established software solutions, and significantly improved user ergonomics. The new, more intuitive user interface takes its cues from common international user concepts, making it easy to get started with the software, per EPLAN. 

One of the goals EPLAN notes in developing Platform 2022 was optimizing data-exchange between the individual stakeholders in companies’ ecosystems. Cloud applications such as EPLAN eBuild, eManage (now also available in a full version), and eView provide additional impetus for completely new forms of collaboration in the context of the EPLAN Platform. The added value of the new cloud-based software solutions enables greatly improved cooperation between companies and their customers, partners and suppliers, they note. 

“The uniform user guidance in the new EPLAN Platform 2022, based on established concepts from today’s working world, really makes it easy to quickly get started with the software, especially for new employees," said Markus Sommer, electrical designer at J. Wagner GmbH. "The myriad functions that EPLAN offers are well structured and clearly arranged, and the integrated ribbon technology is just fun to use.” 

“The technical properties can now be depicted with more variation and greater precision in the new EPLAN Platform 2022,” added EPLAN Administrator Michael Noack. “With routing, for example, it is now possible to correctly map auxiliary contact blocks of contractors whose connection change their physical position depending on the substructure.” 

The EPLAN Platform 2022 is exclusively available as a subscription, which EPLAN notes minimizes the investment risk by way of low entry prices and more flexible planning possibilities for individual software use. Incorporated into a range of accompanying measures and solutions, such as the EPLAN Partner Program and the supplementary software products in the EPLAN cloud, companies can now better collaborate with the customers, partners and suppliers, they note.