Sescoi has announced the release of Version 3 of its custom manufacturing solutions, WorkPLAN Enterprise for full enterprise resource planning (ERP) and MyWorkPLAN for efficient job management . Version 3 brings new advanced integration options and numerous additional capabilities.
The openness and interoperability now provided by WorkPLAN Enterprise V3 and MyWorkPLAN V3 will enable users to control costs and prepare quotations with unprecedented accuracy, bring better products to market more quickly, maximize return on investment for their existing software, and make the best use of the expertise within their companies.
Integration options start with Sescoi’s own software systems. Already able to link to the WorkNC automatic CAM system to accurately determine project part machining times, the V3 solutions can now also interface with WorkXPlore 3D, Sescoi’s high-speed collaborative viewer for advanced CAD file analysis and sharing. Combined, these systems facilitate collaborative and concurrent working for shorter lead times and higher efficiency, enabling companies to offer higher quality products to their customers, faster and at lower cost.
Links to third party software have been extended and both systems will offer an optional interface to advanced planning and scheduling (APS) systems, including those offered by Preactor and Ortems, enabling users to export projects for finite and infinite capacity planning and then re-import the results. For toolrooms or manufacturing departments within larger companies, optional interfaces with other ERP systems are available and the new V3 release will be SAP® certified.
Quality control capabilities, standard in WorkPLAN Enterprise and an optional module in MyWorkPLAN, have been further enhanced in the V3 solutions to include the monitoring of scheduled maintenance and recalibration of inspection and measuring equipment. This ensures that companies can achieve continued compliance, full traceability, and ever-higher quality standards.
Sescoi has now enabled remote database access. This option allows managers to check job status and performance of one or several sites where the software is installed. This new capacity will enable managers to increase efficiency and productivity.
Version 3 includes a pack of more than 60 standard reports that can be easily customized by the customer, thereby reducing implementation time.
TriWeFo is a German toolmaker supplying the automotive, electrical engineering and home appliances industry who has implemented the latest WorkPLAN Enterprise ERP solution. Felix Hübschmann, the company’s IT manager confirmed, "The implementation was straightforward as our product structure – also based on project working - could be copied exactly as it was."
Both manufacturing solutions offer new capabilities for managing diverse types of production, including enhanced management of components, stock of finished goods and composed components that can be either purchased, taken from stock, or broken down and produced in-house.
A spokesperson from Corcoles, a Spanish manufacturer of special mechanical parts, who has been using the new composed components feature within their MyWorkPLAN solution, stated, “With this new feature we’ve been able to store all our component data digitally; capitalize on manufacturing processes stored in the system’s database and reuse historical data from similar components. This has improved efficiency no end”
Many of the users of Sescoi precursor ERP solution, WorkPLAN, are now migrating to the new solutions. José Lopez, administrative manager at Spanish moldmaker, Mecanicas Morell, is one such user citing the new software’s “flexibility, practically and ease of use” as some key benefits. Mecanicas Morell saw the arrival of Version 3 as the ideal opportunity to update the company’s information system and stay up to minute with the latest technology and best practices.
The advances in the WorkPLAN Enterprise and MyWorkPLAN V3 solutions will provide custom manufacturers and job shops with some of the most accurate and flexible custom manufacturing management tools available on the market.
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