DataCross – Communication and Compliance in One System

DataCross places the highest demands on system functionality and data security

  • No material data are stored in the data transfer server. The Mendix technology makes it easy to integrate DataCross in SAP or Teamcenter.

  • Reduced data entry effort – no data publication, data forwarding, supplier chain mapping

  • System interfaces/data exchange formats to other MD communication systems are possible

DataCross Communication System

DataCross Platform concept

DataCross is provided as a SaaS (software as a service) solution on a Mendix/Siemens development PaaS (platform as a service). This is the platform on which the required business services, platform services and data & storage are realized along with other services. This platform can be hosted in all popular clouds as IaaS (infrastructure as a service), including the amazon cloud, Azure Cloud or also SAP Cloud, for example.

DataCross ERP connection

Many connections and integrations are possible by way of interfaces. The simplest connection is by import/export from and to an Excel file conforming to a predefined “DataCross” format. Further connections e.g. via web services or REST/ODATA. DataCross was developed on the Mendix platform (also basis of the SAP Cloud platform). This makes a great variety of SAP connectors available, e.g.:

  • SAP Cloud Connector
  • SAP OData Connector
  • SAP Data Models
  • SAP XSUAA Connector

DataCross – System security

The DataCross software – and the platform it is run on – are both regularly tested. Mendix conforms with the highest security standards as per ISO and ISAE, also including:

  • ISO 25010 standard for software quality
  • ISO27001 Information Security Framework
  • ISAE 3402 Type II:  meaning that SOC 2 reports can be provided “confidentially” upon request.

DataCross is hosted in the German AWS Cloud in Frankfurt with an assurance that all the data will remain in Europe (as per EU GDPR).

DataCross Compliance System

  • A high level of user acceptance within the supplier chain – guaranteed by the intuitive operating concept – and the system-supported, sensitive supplier relationship management with filed escalation system ensure successful supplier communication.
  • Integrated vetting routines unburden the system operators. The special tec4U service of filing and updating requirements (regulations, standards and guidelines) in DataCross, and of hence assuming the liability, makes the requirements management unique in compliance auditing.
  • A sophisticated KPI system/cockpit provides information on the performance of the system and implementation of material compliance in the end product/supplier product. This enables product risks to be determined and evaluated and activities to be initiated and/or monitored at the touch of a button.

The DataCross communication system comes with several modules permitting customers to configure the solution that is best for them.  Be it merely a “small” solution that only covers two sets of regulations in the communication or a “group solution” with development-supporting MC vetting and more than 20 sets of regulations or individually designed document requests, everything can be mapped by means of DataCross.