BMW is buying a group license for Actano's RPLAN e3 software to manage projects of all sizes and have the ability to involve its suppliers in them.

Munich-based Actano said in a press release that BMW will have access to all of the project management software features for its planning and for the management of development processes.

RPLAN integrates national and international suppliers in a company's processes and thereby helps make product development easier. The software gives BMW and its suppliers access to all relevant project data.

Actano said more than 100,000 users at more than 100 companies are working with RPLAN.Corporate customers include Audi, Daimler, General Motors, Magna Steyr, Mitsubishi Fuso, ThyssenKrupp and Volkswagen.

The software is used for a range of different processes in the field of globalization, heterogeneity, the integration of non-industrial partners and the synchronization and interaction in dynamic processes.