Waltham, MA – January 10, 2012 – ETRAGE LLC, The Engineering Automation Company, today announced the availability of the Etrage Integration Server (EIS) for PTC’s Windchill PDMLink® and Pro/ INTRALINK® software solutions and the IFS Applications suite.
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 for a robust, bidirectional exchange of data between these systems.
Etrage’s integration of IFS Applications with PTC’s Windchill PDMLink and Pro/ INTRALINK, using EIS provides, real-time updates of Bills of Materials (BOM) changes into IFS Applications, 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 IFS Applications.
EIS allows users to request part numbers from IFS Applications and transfer Bills of Material and viewables from Windchill at Lifecycle or Revision change, or at Check-in.
“There are many business, design and information systems that need to be integrated or need better integration.” states Ron Zabilski, Director of Etrage Sales and Marketing. “This is one of the first that Etrage has built with EIS.”
“Windchill’s open architecture enables integrations with heterogeneous systems providing customers with gains in efficiency from bidirectional communication with ERP systems,” said Will Kohler, SVP, Windchill Product Management, PTC. “We expect that the Etrage Integration Server will provide additional flexibility and efficiency to our customers that use both Windchill and IFS Applications.”
“Enterprise resource planning (ERP) and enterprise asset management (EAM) software used in engineering-intensive environments must provide full Asset Lifecycle Management capabilities, including robust engineering data and process integration,” IFS North America Chief Technology Officer Rick Veague said. “This integration with Windchill will give our customers even more options when it comes to integrating engineering product data with manufacturing solutions in IFS Applications.”
For a demonstration of the Windchill - IFS Applications 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.
IFS is a public company founded in 1983 that develops, supplies, and implements IFS Applications™, a component-based extended ERP suite built on SOA technology. IFS focuses on agile businesses where any of four core processes are strategic: service & asset management, manufacturing, supply chain and project. The company has 2,000 customers and is present in more than 50 countries with 2,700 employees in total. www.ifsworld.com
PTC , Windchill, Windchill PDMLink and Pro/INTRALINK are trademarks or registered trademarks of Parametric Technology Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries. IFS Applications is a registered trade mark of IFS.
Director of Sales & Marketing