"Our ideas for weapon developments are born in the field, not at the drawing board. A permanent optimization and streamlining of production processes as well as the use of the latest technologies enable us to achieve the highest performance in every design and production step,” says Jürgen Rothärmel, research and development manager at Blaser Jagdwaffen GmbH. The rapidly changing markets and an increasingly complex product development also require increased and company-wide availability of CAD data as well as all project-relevant documents and information. With the introduction of the PLM (Product Lifecycle Management) solution keytech PLM including deep integration into the CAD solution Solid Edge as well as the ERP system SAP, the commercial and technical data at the hunting weapon specialist were seamlessly combined and a maximum transparency in the product creation process was achieved. In addition, the basis for increasing the degree of automation of workflows and reducing administrative tasks was created.