Waltham, MA – November 1, 2011 – ETRAGE LLC, The Engineering Automation Company, today announced that it has integrated the IFS Applications suite and the Autodesk based ShipConstructor CAD/CAM application with the recently developed Etrage Integration Server (EIS).
The EIS is a flexible, modular data transfer "backbone" that can integrate business systems such as PLM, ERP and MRP systems as well as design databases for a robust, bidirectional exchange of data between these systems.
The IFS Applications – ShipConstructor Integration transfers Bills of Materials (BOM), viewables, part numbers, attributes and more between assembly drawings automatically created by ShipConstructor and IFS Applications. This capability eliminates manual data entry and processes, prevents errors and ensures that manufacturing has access to the latest BOM and drawings from the enterprise resource planning (ERP) system.
“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 the first of many integrations that Etrage will be building with EIS.”
IFS realized from its beginning that easy software integration was important, and that is why it was one of the first global enterprise vendors to move to a service-oriented architecture (SOA). It is this open architecture that has enabled Etrage to quickly develop a packaged integration connector using their EIS framework, which adheres to open integration standards.
“As an enterprise resource planning (ERP) and enterprise asset management (EAM) vendor that is committed to providing full Asset Lifecycle Management solutions to our customers, including robust engineering data and process integration, we welcome this new development,” IFS North America Chief Technology Officer Rick Veague said. “Etrage is delivering additional flexibility and efficiency when it comes to integrating engineering product data with IFS Applications. We recognize our customers value efficiency and flexibility, and this is a very positive development.”
The integration performed by ETRAGE is an example of the strength of ShipConstructor’s Autodesk based open architecture,” states Denis Morais, Chief Technology Officer for ShipConstructor Software Inc. “The ability to integrate CAD data with ERP and other enterprise applications is important for a complete shipbuilding software solution.”
For a demonstration of the IFS Applications – ShipConstructor integration using the Etrage Integration Server, please Email email@example.com 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
About ShipConstructor Software
ShipConstructor is an Autodesk based shipbuilding CAD/CAM software suite that provides detail design and modeling tools for production engineering of marine structures. ShipConstructor captures all information relevant to the 3D design, manufacturing, maintenance, repair and refit of complex marine projects inside of a Marine Information Model (MIM). At the heart of the model is a single relational database residing on a Microsoft SQL Server that can be integrated with related business processes and applications. ShipConstructor’s unique software architecture and AutoCAD foundation provide significant competitive advantages. www.shipconstructor.com
Director of Sales & Marketing
ShipConstructor Software Inc.