ECO, and Product Configuration Management
Product Data Management (PDM) - Replacements for
These products replace the MANMAN Engineer module. These PDM systems
maintain parts, BOMs, and ECO data along with all electronic copies of drawings and
related documents under strict version control. Uses work flow technology to assist the
ECO approval process. Web enabled. MANMAN interfaces are available for both products.
Bill of Material Reports
- Bill of Material Comparison report from Summit Systems. Multilevel BOM comparison utility that performs a
detailed comparison of two different assemblies/BOMs or the same assembly with different
revisions or effectivity dates. Costed bills comparison option. Compares one or more work
orders to Mfg BOM (as built vs. as designed) and bills on
different databases. Works with data from MANMAN Manufacturing or Engineer. Priced around
$2,000 - discounts for purchase of other Summit products.
- Bill of Material Audit Trail utility from Summit Systems. Utility takes periodic snapshots of
your BOMs and stores them in a condensed format. Reports show differences by assemblies or
specific components for the last change or for all changes over time. Priced around $2,000
- discounts for purchase of other Summit products.
Engineering Data Movement
- Copybill from Advacate.
Copies data from IM, ASSEMB, PSF, RTFIL, and WCFIL that relate to a part between
databases. Moves assemblies for a specified number of levels. Can be used for moving BOMs
into production and setting up test databases. $1,500.
- Copycost from Advacate.
Adds two additional sets of cost fields for each part and performs cost rolls in any
direction. Designed to support trial cost roll-ups. $950.
These products work at quoting and sales order entry time.
Product configuration systems are designed to ensure that customers and sales
representatives make valid product selections and deliver accurate solutions and quotes at
the point-of-sale. Eliminate errors in the sales order. Vendors have had to develop their
own artificial intelligence engines because the standard AI methods required far too much
time to set up the rules for a product.
- Calico from Calico
Technology. Rule based product configuration that runs on a laptop. A highly desirable
capability for selling complex products. Marty Brown demonstrated this product at NWAUG in
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