The BMW Group introduced this system in 2004. The main selection criteria were a database-oriented working method and simplified planning: standardized effort packages can be assigned to the tests. Another criterion was the flexible adaptibility of the system to individual requirements.
Advantages of the System
PLANTA project provides the BMW Group with a flexible tool that systematically records and prepares both the results and cost planning/distribution during the entire testing process. BMW planners consider the transparency of the system to be one of its main advantages: uniform, consistent, and up-to-date data is available with a wide variety of analysis options. This has facilitated planning significantly.
Adjustments Pay Off
The connection to the extensive database environment permits end-to-end information flow, and the automated effort assignment also produces cost transparency. Despite intensive modification work, the use of an existing system “pays off“: the costs for PLANTA project, including all licenses, come in at around one third, compared to bespoke programming.