TEWKSBURY, MA--(Marketwired - Aug 13, 2013) - Omnify Software, a leading provider of web-based Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software for discrete manufacturers, today announces the availability of a new study from LNS Research, An Enterprise Approach to Quality for SMB Discrete Manufacturers. Based on a survey of over 400 small to midsized (SMB) discrete manufacturers, this report aims to educate executives on leveraging PLM for the management of quality processes.
Many SMB discrete manufacturers with complex products and processes have made investments in Product Lifecycle Management. The report reveals that it is often strategically optimal to leverage PLM for the management of quality rather than investing in an entirely new quality solution. Market leaders are rolling out Enterprise Quality Management Software (EQMS) functionalities as an extension of a mature and uniform existing PLM platform. In this respect, organizations are able to build upon strengths that have brought success in the past.
"By using PLM as a platform for delivering EQMS, market leaders are developing a unified information management system for managing quality that connects a number of data sources and applications, bypassing the traditional roadblocks of disparate solutions," stated Matthew Littlefield, President and Principal Analyst for LNS Research. "In addition, since the PLM process begins with a product idea, implementing a quality solution at this time is imperative for business performance as it can capture quality issues and resolve them far before they reach the customer."
Omnify Software validates the research findings by delivering quality management as part of the Empower PLM platform. "One of the key reasons we selected Omnify Software was the fact that change control and quality management were rolled into one system," stated Tony Batt, Quality Manager for EST Analytical. "We have been able to standardize business processes and centralize the management of documents, revision control and CAPAs in order to deliver consistent product to our customers and meet ISO compliance."
"We have been delivering quality management as part of our Empower PLM solution for a number of years and customers like EST Analytical realize the advantages," stated Chuck Cimalore, CTO for Omnify Software. "As stated in the study, not only does leveraging PLM to manage quality processes provide engineers with direct access to customer feedback to help make better design choices, it also gives quality visibility into the design process in order to catch issues before products are built. We chose to underwrite this report with LNS as both parties believe that this report and approach can help manufacturers produce higher quality products, gain a significant competitive advantage, and meet their overall quality objectives."
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About Omnify Software
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