May 18, 2010

Manufacturing SMBs Select RapidStart PLM From Omnify Software

ANDOVER, MA - Omnify Software announces that Small and Mid-size Manufacturing Businesses (SMBs) are selecting the Empower RapidStart PLM Suite for their Product Lifecycle Management solution and realizing its benefits. The Empower RapidStart PLM Suite offers SMBs an opportunity to access a robust PLM solution at a fraction of the implementation time and cost of conventional PLM products.

Successfully growing SMBs such as IntegenX, Inc. and DataSoft Corporation know the advantage of implementing Product Lifecycle Management software early on to support efficient product design and development processes, and have selected RapidStart PLM due to its fit for smaller companies. "We chose the Omnify Empower RapidStart PLM solution because we needed a reliable application for bill of material management and change control that could be implemented quickly," stated Peggy Beam, sr. business system analyst/document specialist for IntegenX. "With RapidStart, we were able to quickly set up a test environment and when satisfied with the results, could then copy it into our production environment. In less than five weeks, our production environment was live."

Starting at six thousand dollars, the Empower RapidStart PLM Suite provides an affordable PLM solution with key features for improving product development including: complete product data management, Bill of Material (BOM) management, Engineering Change/ECO management, Document management, Compliance management, and integration with engineering environments.

"After surveying a number of Product Lifecycle Management tools, DataSoft selected the Omnify Empower RapidStart PLM product because it is well-suited to our smaller company's fast-paced hardware development process," stated Rod Kronschnabel, principal systems engineer for DataSoft. "RapidStart is integrated with other engineering-based tools that we are already using, such as Cadence OrCAD Capture for schematic entry and SolidWorks for 3D modeling so we did not have to displace our existing environments. RapidStart also gives us the configuration management control we need today, yet is flexible enough to allow our process to evolve as we grow."

"The Omnify Empower PLM system is a business-ready, scalable solution designed to meet the needs of companies from start-ups to multi-million dollar manufacturers," stated David Solimini, vice president of sales for Omnify Software. "For smaller to mid-size manufacturers, a significant benefit of Empower RapidStart PLM is that as these companies grow and their business needs change, the RapidStart solution can easily scale while maintaining its ease of use and low cost."

Both IntegenX and DataSoft deliver innovative technologies and services to their respective markets. IntegenX designs, manufactures and markets automation systems enabling reliable microsample preparation and analysis for the life sciences. DataSoft Corporation is a provider of hardware and software products, custom electronics, software design, and prototyping services for wireless communications based on Software Defined Radio technology.