SOURCE: Omnify Software

April 03, 2007 09:00 ET

Omnify Software Launches Next Generation PLM Solution

Omnify Empower Enhances Visibility to All Aspects of Product Data for Improved Product Quality and Shorter Development

ANDOVER, MA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 3, 2007 -- Omnify Software, a leading provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software for electronic, medical, mechanical, and defense manufacturers, today announces Omnify Empower, Omnify Software's next generation PLM solution based on the Microsoft .NET Framework. New functionality such as Project Management, Quality Management, and Training Monitor, improves visibility to all aspects of product development for manufacturers and extends the capabilities of the PLM solution to support better design practices, improved product quality, and shorter development cycles.

Omnify Empower leverages Web Services to deliver the next level of open architecture for easier data sharing and customization. Web Services enhances Omnify Software's existing open platform for 3rd party integrations and enables easy customization of user interfaces and reports. The ability to tailor user interfaces creates a familiar environment for users, assuring a simple transition from legacy practices. Custom reporting offers high-level views of key development data to identify trends and issues early in the development cycle.

"We have incorporated more than 200 enhancement and new function requests into Empower, which is a direct result of our continued focus on meeting customer needs," said Chuck Cimalore, Chief Technology Officer for Omnify Software. "Extending the capability of the system to capture manufacturing, quality, and customer information and tie it back to the product record, improves visibility to all aspects of product data to help drive better design and streamline product development even further," added Cimalore.

Key new modules and enhancements include:

--  Project Management Module automates the management of tasks and
    project schedules for a more accurate view of project progress and
    completion. Project Management also offers Automated Tasks that allow
    external and system actions to automatically update project progress.
    Capturing all product and program data in Empower offers executive views
    for accurate prediction of deliverables, and analysis features facilitate
    recognition of common problems that impact deadline-sensitive development
--  Quality Management Module automates capturing and routing of data
    related to product issues and defects (CAR, NCMR, SCAR, field complaints)
    in a Closed-loop Corrective and Preventive Action (CAPA) system. This
    provides a mechanism to identify, classify and resolve quality issues. The
    system's Resolution Tasks help manufacturers identify the resources and
    actions required for closure on issues.
--  Training Monitor tracks and documents all internal and external
    training. This provides a facility to associate required training and/or
    testing directly with events such as new product launches, implementation
    of product changes, and internal process changes. The Training Monitor
    assures Regulatory Compliance for manufacturers and, combined with Quality
    Management, fulfills the specific needs of medical manufacturers required
    to meet the FDA 21 CFR Part 820 Quality System Regulation.
--  Additional Enhancements include increased system performance, improved
    reporting and extended vendor data and service objects management.  A new
    Help Desk feature supports multiple formats including video, html, PDF,
    among others and allows users to incorporate their own help and guidance to
    ensure adherence to corporate guidelines.
"The added functionality delivered in Omnify Empower is the next step towards tighter integration between people, materials and processes," stated Barry Mendell, Engineering Services Manager for Still River Systems. "The decision to build Omnify Empower on the .Net platform will enable managers and users to create views of data and provide daily metrics and reporting specific to their needs. Both comments are testimony to the fact that Omnify continues to listen closely to their customers' needs and delivers the goods," continued Mendell.

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 START-IT Magazine's Hottest Companies for two consecutive years, as well as the magazine's 2005 Technology and Business Vision award. For additional product information, including pricing, please call 978-988-3800, email or visit

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