SOURCE: Omnify Software

December 03, 2007 08:00 ET

Astronics AES Improves Product Efficiencies With Omnify Software

Implementation of PLM Solution Results in Tightened Product Lifecycle Processes and Improved Data Accuracy for Leading Manufacturer of Commercial and Military Aerospace Platforms

ANDOVER, MA--(Marketwire - December 3, 2007) - Omnify Software, a leading provider of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software for electronic, medical, mechanical, and defense manufacturers, today announces that Astronics AES, an electronics manufacturer for commercial and military aerospace platforms, is using Omnify Software to streamline product development processes and improve efficiencies.

Astronics produces well over 100 products, each with their own processes and workflows, and over 20,000 parts. To position themselves for continued growth, the executive team was motivated to look at new strategies that would maintain the company's competitive edge and product reputation in bringing leading electrical power to passengers and airline personnel. Investing in a PLM system to tighten product lifecycle processes and ensure that accurate product data was shared among design and manufacturing teams was the first step.

"We evaluated a number of PLM systems for the purpose of creating a best practices environment and found Omnify's PLM software stood out from the crowd of PLM vendors in terms of it being a robust system, having a seamless interface to our Intuitive ERP system, and extremely good people standing behind the Omnify product," stated Marty Jeide, program manager for Astronics AES.

Astronics has maximized efficiencies by establishing a controlled environment to manage all product data and implement formal processes via Omnify. The ability to automatically upload design data to Astronics' Intuitive ERP system and ensure all team members have access to accurate data has prevented late-stage rework issues, delivering significant cost-savings for the company. Omnify also facilitates Astronics AES's ability to meet ISO and FAA regulations by providing the necessary functionality to store, track and report data required by these regulatory bodies.

Astronics AES will expand their use of Omnify to track capital equipment, personnel data, and training certificates with the new project, quality/CAPA and training requirements management functionality in Omnify's latest release, Empower.

"Like Astronics AES, many customers selected Omnify due to our comprehensive solution and ability to easily integrate with their existing systems," said Chuck Cimalore, CTO for Omnify Software. "Our goal is to meet our customers' specific product development needs with a solution that is quick to implement and easy to adopt."

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, Power of Partnerships and Top 50 Technologies awards, as well as Manufacturing Business Technology's Top 40 Emerging Vendors. For additional product information, including pricing, please call 978-988-3800, email or visit

About Astronics Corporation

Astronics Corporation is a trusted leader in innovative, high performance lighting, electrical generation, control and distribution systems for the global aerospace industry. Its strategy is to expand the value and content it provides to various aircraft platforms through product development and acquisition. Astronics Corporation, and its wholly-owned subsidiaries Astronics Advanced Electronic Systems and Luminescent Systems Inc., have a reputation for high quality designs, exceptional responsiveness, strong brand recognition and best-in-class manufacturing practices.

For more information on Astronics and its products, visit its website at

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