The single biggest challenge for designers and engineers is to be in agreement and of one mind, which is key to making better decisions and better products overall. It’s really about effective communication. Many job functions around the enterprise require information that comes from Engineering documents and CAD files.
Read the printed version of this article from PECM (Process Engineering Control & Manufacturing) magazine here.
The PLM Value Gap:
For more than 20 years Actify has been providing visualization software to the discrete manufacturing industry overcoming the challenge of sharing and communicating engineering type documents across the extended enterprise or supply chain. The challenge that traditional PLM systems face is that their usage is constrained to the engineering department, often because of limited time, budget or through lack of adoption due to the sheer complexity of PLM offerings for non-technical users. When you restrict the organization’s ability to efficiently and effectively manage the flow of product data across the enterprise, information workers are confronted with incomplete data or barriers to access data. This then leads to two possible outcomes; information workers make bad decisions or they waste time waiting for more data while disrupting the engineering team to gain access to crucial information. As a result, engineers spend valuable time administering information to the wider enterprise.
It is imperative manufacturing companies automate as much mundane work as possible through better use of software tools. With the ever-increasing rates of data creation combined with a global shortage of engineers, this ‘barrier to data problem is only going to get worse. Chris Jones – CEO and President, Actify, Inc.
Gather, Organize And Enrich Data:
To mitigate this information bottleneck, Actify has developed Centro™ which acts as an enterprise data platform, collecting information from multiple data sources to enable enterprise data accessibility, delivering value to all stakeholders. Actify Centro is used to integrate a variety of organizational disciplines both within and outside of engineering, providing an information-rich and connected work environment that integrates product data, product development, and enterprise information workers.
Overcome the Information Discovery Challenge:
Actify Centro is a set of business solutions and tools designed to support the creation, management, dissemination and collaborative use of product data (i.e. all product definition information including BOM structures, CAD files, specifications, requirements, manufacturing instructions, etc.).
Get a faster, more accurate view of enterprise data with Actify Centro, our Product Data Intelligence solution. With user and role-based data governance, Centro connects stakeholders directly with the data they need. You can accelerate, simplify and improve the efficiency of business decisions at the speed your business needs.