Waltham, MA – October 18, 2011 – ETRAGE LLC, the software company specialized in Engineering Automation and System Integration, today announced that it developed and released the Etrage Integration Server (EIS). The EIS is a flexible, modular data transfer infrastructure that can integrate heterogeneous engineering, manufacturing and business systems from different vendors, such as CAD, PDM, PLM, ERP, and MRP systems as well as design databases for a robust, bidirectional exchange of data between these systems.
EIS was developed to connect systems that normally are not able to communicate, and to do it in a way that is minimally disruptive to the end users. It implements a plug-in architecture, where each system has its own set of integration actions, such as exporting BOM or generating part number.
There are three main components to EIS. The EIS Backbone which connects and enable communication between application plug-ins, the Configurator to connect the integration actions together and the Monitor to observe execution of the various actions as they occur in real-time.
A PLM to ERP integration will provide the functionality of PLM requesting generation and transfer of a new part number from ERP to the PLM. When an assembly is released in PLM, it can automatically transfer the BOM and a viewable to the ERP system. This capability provides real-time updates of BOM changes into the ERP, streamlines data flow between the engineering, manufacturing and purchasing departments, eliminates manual data entry or processes of large sets of data and insures that manufacturing and purchasing has access to the most up to date BOM and drawings inside the ERP system.
“EIS solves a critical point of pain for our customers and has clear value to them. There are many design, manufacturing and business information systems that need to be integrated or need better integration.” states Ron Zabilski, Director of Etrage Sales and Marketing. “Etrage has started several of the many CAD, PLM and ERP integrations that will be built using EIS’s modular infrastructure.”
For a demonstration of PLM to ERP integration using the Etrage Integration Server, please Email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Ron Zabilski at 978.922.2012.
About ETRAGE LLC
ETRAGE LLC, based in Waltham, MA, is a software development company that focuses on products and services in engineering/design automation and integration, manufacturing automation and data integration. Etrage’s services have been in the areas of automation, customization and integration of 3D solid modeling CAD, PDM, ERP and MRP systems. ETRAGE can be found on the web at www.etrage.com.
Director of Sales & Marketing