In the evolutionary chain of information management in technical environments, Product Data Management represents the second step after simple CAD data management. While the latter is limited to the mere storage and retrieval of CAD data, Product Data Management connects drawings, documents and Bills of Materials and integrates them with ERP systems, making the Product Data Management system a complete repository of all the data required to describe a product.
With PRO.FILE, you get a PLM solution that automates the exchange of Bills of Materials between the CAD system and the ERP system, maintaining transaction integrity and eliminating the need to manually enter them into the ERP system. Design and purchase items are also automatically synchronized. A customizable set of rules governs exchange of data, which can be managed and monitored from a single pane of glass in the PLM system.
PRO.FILE thereby bridges the gap between the CAD and the ERP environment. It gives companies a reliable data foundation by breaking down the product data silos created by project management, maintenance, development, and production and making the information available across department lines This enables designers to access supplier and material master data stored in the ERP system directly from their CAD workstation at any time. The risk of error is drastically reduced and companies save money and resources by eliminating the need for redundant development work.