SOURCE: Omnify Software

April 29, 2008 08:00 ET

Treske Precision Machining Employs Omnify Software to Synchronize Information Across Design and Manufacturing, Reducing Engineering Change Cycles by Over 75%

Omnify's Open Integration Platform Enables Direct Data Sharing Between Empower PLM and Epicor® Enterprise Resource Planning Solution

ANDOVER, MA--(Marketwire - April 29, 2008) - Omnify Software, a leading provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software for electronic, medical, mechanical, and defense manufacturers, today announces that Treske Precision Machining, a manufacturer of Precision Machined Parts, Welded Frames, and Integrated Assemblies, selected Omnify Empower as their PLM solution for its ease of use, affordable cost, and open integration platform. Treske has reported a decrease in their engineering change cycles by over 75% by managing all product information within Empower and sharing released data with manufacturing via a direct integration with their Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution from Epicor Software Corporation, Epicor Vantage® 8.0.

A substantial growth in Treske's customer base and pending ISO certification changed their requirements for managing product information. The company had implemented an ERP solution from Epicor -- a global leader delivering enterprise business software solutions to the midmarket and divisions of Global 1000 companies -- to manage manufacturing information such as job planning, purchasing, inventory and financial data. Treske knew the best way to manage their growing product information and properly track documentation for ISO certification was to employ a PLM solution. Treske's ultimate goal was to integrate the ERP and PLM environments to directly share information through an automated process and eliminate double entry of part data.

"As we searched for a PLM solution, one of the key requirements was that it needed to integrate with our Epicor ERP solution," said Mark Brenden, engineering manager for Treske Precision Machining. "Omnify provided a straightforward PLM solution that was intuitive, extremely easy to use, affordable, and offered the capability to integrate with our ERP solution that other PLM vendors could not deliver. Omnify also provided an excellent support team that understood our needs which made them our number one choice. We could not be without their PLM solution today."

Omnify Empower is now the master control database for all system and product documentation at Treske. With Empower, Treske has a single system to manage their 20,000 plus part numbers and associated prints. Centralized storage for all product documentation with revision control, part association and controlled editing helps Treske to comply with ISO standards and facilitate their requirements to receive certification.

Epicor Service Connect coupled with Omnify's open integration platform provided an easy integration process. With the integration to Epicor, engineering does not have to manually enter information in two locations. When engineering releases a part or ECO (Engineering Change Order) from Omnify Empower, it is automatically uploaded to the Epicor ERP system. Planners can then create a method for manufacturing, approve a revision, and generate a job within Epicor. Sharing data between Omnify and Epicor through an automated process has allowed Treske to reduce ECO cycles by eliminating the introduction of errors due to manual entry of BOMs and ensuring planners have correct and current information within the ERP solution. "Our overall ECO processing time has been reduced by more than 75%," stated Mr. Brenden.

"Our open integration platform enables customers to easily share data with their existing engineering and manufacturing systems through an automated process," stated Chuck Cimalore, CTO for Omnify Software. "Innovative customers like Treske who integrate Omnify with their ERP environment are able to eliminate error-prone manual data entry processes and synchronize information across the enterprise to guarantee that all departments have access to current and accurate product data."

About Omnify Software

Omnify Software, the leading provider of business-ready Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, helps OEMs shorten development cycles, accelerate product innovation and improve bottom-line profitability. Omnify's commitment to customer success has resulted in a unique solution that is quick to implement, easy to use, and provides an open integration platform built on the Microsoft .NET Framework. Omnify is well known for superior customer service, delivering outstanding training, development and support with a team of experienced technology professionals. Omnify is acknowledged as an industry leader, winning such honors as START-IT Magazine's Hottest Companies for three consecutive years, START-IT 125 for two consecutive years, Power of Partnerships and Top 50 Technologies awards, as well as Manufacturing Business Technology's Top 40 Emerging Vendors and Kinetic Information's Process Innovation Award . For additional product information, including pricing, please call 978-988-3800, email or visit

About Treske Precision Machining

Treske Precision Machining, Inc. is a provider of Precision Machined Parts, Welded Frames, and Integrated Assemblies. We utilize high quality, state of the art equipment and systems to meet the demands of today's rapidly changing manufacturing environment. Our solutions driven approach toward earning customer partnerships has been the cornerstone of our business for more than 30 years. We understand that superior Quality and On Time Delivery are basic expectations of any supplier. Our goal is to exceed expectations by developing efficient manufacturing methods and supply chain systems matched to the unique requirements of your company. For more information, visit or call 503-625-2821.

About Epicor Vantage and Service Connect

Epicor Vantage is an easy-to-use ERP solution designed to meet the needs of progressive make-to-order and mixed-mode manufacturing companies. Built on a true service-oriented architecture (SOA) using Microsoft .NET and Web-services, Vantage enables continuous performance initiatives, real-time connectivity between supply-chain applications and partners, and greater business agility. Epicor Service Connect serves as a central integration point for secure workflow orchestrations linking different business entities, applications or users and eliminates the need for extra coding to integrate with Epicor Vantage. For more information, visit

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Epicor and Vantage are registered trademarks of Epicor Software Corporation.

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