SOURCE: Omnify Software

July 16, 2007 09:00 ET

Omnify Software and Consona ERP Honored With Gold-Level Power of Partnerships Award by START-IT Magazine

Integration Between Best-of-Breed PLM and ERP Solutions Creates Unique Market Strategy to Serve Small and Midsized Engineering-Focused Manufacturers

ANDOVER, MA and INDIANAPOLIS, IN--(Marketwire - July 16, 2007) - Omnify Software, a leading provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software for electronic, medical, mechanical, and defense manufacturers, and Consona ERP, a leading provider of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software and services for small and midsize discrete manufacturers, today announced that they have been honored with the Power of Partnerships award delegated by START-IT magazine.

The Power of Partnerships award is given to companies that demonstrate compelling examples of how a partnership has helped create a unique market strategy. Omnify and Consona ERP were recipients of the gold-level award based on the success of mutual customers leveraging an integrated environment between the companies' PLM and ERP systems to bridge the gap between engineering and manufacturing. The integration allows for the direct sharing of information between the two environments and eliminates the tedious and error-prone task of hand-entering product information, resulting in improved data integrity across the design and manufacturing enterprise.

"The partnership that these companies formed has made a tremendous impact on their ability to serve the marketplace," said Peggy Smedley, editorial director of START-IT. "Working together has not only allowed them to retain a competitive edge, but in many cases, they have become more successful in meeting their customers' needs."

"Our open integration platform allows us to easily share information with our customers' existing environments and maximize their technology investments," said Jack Rowntree, COO for Omnify Software. "This award is a testament of our commitment to helping customers streamline development cycles and enhance their overall process for getting products to market."

"This award represents the success that can result from a tight integration between two best-of-breed solutions," said Scott Malia, general manager for Consona ERP. "The integration allows us to guarantee to our shared customers that their engineering and manufacturing teams will have access to the most current product data so that they can quickly and efficiently manage engineering changes and new part requests, as well as ensure compliant product development across the entire enterprise."

Omnify Software and Consona ERP have jointly helped numerous customers enhance their go-to-market processes. With complementary technologies focused on small and midsize discrete manufacturers, Omnify Software and Consona ERP offer an integrated solution that meets their shared customers' specific product development and manufacturing needs -- namely, the direct sharing of engineering and manufacturing data through an automated process.

About Omnify Software

Omnify Software, a leading provider of business-ready Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, helps OEMs streamline development cycles, accelerate product innovation and improve bottom-line profitability. Omnify's commitment to customer success has resulted in a solution that is easy to use, quick to implement and provides an open integration platform. Omnify prides itself on 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 MBT Magazine's Top 40 Emerging Vendors, START-IT Magazine's Hottest Companies for two consecutive years, as well as the magazine's Technology and Business Vision and Power of Partnerships awards. For additional product information, including pricing, please call 978-988-3800, email or visit

About Consona ERP

Consona Corporation (Consona, formerly known as M2M Holdings, Inc.) is a worldwide leader in providing customer relationship management (CRM) and enterprise resource planning (ERP) software and services to the enterprise. The Consona ERP business unit includes two leading products that enable over 2,500 customers to continuously improve their business processes. Intuitive ERP and Made2Manage ERP are comprehensive software applications built using 100 percent Microsoft technology that help manufacturers with mixed-mode production processes integrate every aspect of their business around a single, enterprise-wide system. Intuitive ERP and Made2Manage ERP offer functionality that meets the unique market specifications of more than 30 manufacturing industries, including industrial and commercial machinery, rubber and plastics, electronics, transportation equipment, measuring and controlling devices, furniture and fixtures, fabricated metals, and durable goods. For further information, visit, mail, or call (888) 8 CONSONA.

"Omnify" is a registered trademark of Omnify Software. Any trade, product or service name referenced in this document using the name "Omnify" is a trademark and/or property of Omnify Software. All other trade, product, or service names referenced in this release may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

Contact Information

  • Omnify Contacts:
    Alaine Portnoy
    Omnify Software
    Email Contact
    (978) 988-3800

    Valerie Harding
    Ripple Effect Communications
    Email Contact
    (617) 536-8887

    Consona Contact:
    Melissa Stahley
    Consona Corporation
    P: (317) 249-1270
    M: (317) 908-7050
    Email: Email Contact