SOURCE: Omnify Software

September 17, 2007 08:00 ET

Omnify Software Helps Intelligent Manufacturing Solutions Streamline Communication and Collaboration Process With OEM Customers

PLM Solution Provides a Single Environment for Both Parties to Create and Change Product Information

ANDOVER, MA--(Marketwire - September 17, 2007) - Omnify Software, a leading provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software for electronic, medical, mechanical, and defense manufacturers, today announces that Intelligent Manufacturing Solutions (IMS), a full service Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) provider, implemented Omnify Software to create a streamlined communication and collaboration process with their Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) customers and become a true extension of their customers' product development team.

"Communication with our OEM customers is vital to our success as an EMS provider," stated Ray Marshall, president of Intelligent Manufacturing Solutions. "Omnify allows seamless, immediate communication between the OEM engineering community and IMS. When both the customer and IMS leverage Omnify Software, we are able to participate, at the sourcing level, in preliminary BOM reviews, new part requests and ECO workflows."

With competitive pressures locally and offshore, IMS needed to increase their value-add to provide the highest level of service to their customers. IMS recognized that Omnify's PLM system could facilitate this by providing a single environment for creating and changing product information and enabling vital product data to be easily shared between IMS and their customers. IMS now has the ability to act as a working extension of the customer within the Omnify PLM environment, delivering streamlined manufacturing, material sourcing, and operational services. Since Omnify enables IMS to become part of the engineering change notification process, engineering changes become effective immediately. IMS is able to instantly and clearly understand change requirements and how they may affect work in progress, finished goods or staged orders. "Because this notification is immediate, there is a 100% reduction in ECO notification time," confirmed Mr. Marshall.

IMS also leverages OmniBOM, Omnify's Bill of Material (BOM) management and processing tool, to convert customer BOMs from many different formats to Excel. OmniBOM provides a clear, concise view of all changes to the BOM. BOM compares are used to catch changes in the BOM from the customer, down to a single digit change in the manufacturing part number. "OmniBOM is one of our most valued daily use documentation tools and, without a doubt, greatly enhances documentation communication with our customers," said Marshall.

"Leveraging Omnify is mutually beneficial for IMS and their customers by eliminating paper-based processes and creating a controlled environment to manage product data," stated Chuck Cimalore, CTO for Omnify Software. "Both parties can realize significant time-savings, reduced scrap and re-work, and decreased operational costs."

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 Intelligent Manufacturing Solutions

Intelligent Manufacturing Solutions (IMS) is a full service Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) provider, specializing in New Product Introduction and Quick Turn Assembly, from Prototype through Moderate Run Production. IMS provides "Intelligent Solutions" to a diversified customer base. These solutions include Quick Turn Prototyping, Sourcing Services, Supply Chain Stabilization Programs, Enhanced Manufacturability Guidance, Test Design and Development, and Safe Passage Transition. For more information, visit the IMS website at or call 603-296-1160.

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