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R&D project planning and controlling

at Continental Tires

Continental Reifen: contidrom

Continental, one of the world’s leading tire manufacturers, uses cplace throughout its R&D organization to track project costs across its portfolio of research and development investments. This data provides crucial, detailed decision support to the management board while helping leaders allocate resources and set priorities. The platform built on cplace now handles project cost controlling, project monitoring, and project time tracking.

Continental Reifen: cplace für Projektplanung und -controlling in F&E
Die Projektcontrolling-Plattform cplace schafft den Überblick.
Projektcontrolling-Plattform cplace
cplace für erfolgreiches Projektcontrolling


For years Continental AG’s Tires division used an internally-developed solution to reliably plan the costs of its numerous R&D projects and perform reality checks during and after each project. However, the legacy software fell short in terms of user-friendliness, performance and user adoption. Furthermore, crucial project information was stored on separate drives and in isolated spreadsheets.


Command center for R&D projects

cplace is the user-friendly, time-saving ‘command center’ for planning and managing all R&D projects

Centralized R&D data basis

Easy integration of additional data sources (such as SAP) using cplace interfaces

Reports generated at the click of a button

Generates and distributes current status reports for any project directly from cplace at a mouse click

Success Story

Project milestones

Search for a solution

Continental Tires begins to look for a suitable alternative to its legacy project cost controlling solution.

Decision in favor of cplace

Interdisciplinary project team opts for cplace and begins to build up its new project cost controlling system.


cplace replaces legacy Excel solutions step by step, combining all R&D project data from distributed sources on a single, centralized data storage platform.


The project monitoring and project time tracking apps are added in rapid sequence.

“cplace has shown to be a user-friendly, lean and flexible solution. We were determined to avoid being dependent on a provider offering a custom-developed solution in a “black box” that would limit our range of options. cplace, with its Shared Source approach, is a positive exception in this market.”

Uwe Höpner, Service Owner cplace – IT Competence Center R&D Tire at Continental Reifen Deutschland GmbH

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