Report: Best-In-Class Electronics Manufacturers More Likely to Leverage PLM Technology

ANDOVER, MA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- Jul 09, 2007 -- Omnify Software, a leading provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software for electronic, medical, mechanical, and defense manufacturers, today announces the availability of a new study from Aberdeen Group, "PLM in Electronics: Turning Products into Profits." This new report highlights the fact that top performing electronics manufacturers are 84% more likely than average companies to be using PLM solutions. By leveraging PLM technology, like Omnify Software, to centralize their product data and increase design efficiency, these manufacturers are hitting their product release dates 86% of the time compared to laggards.

The report identifies that electronics manufacturers are challenged with developing more complex products in less time. In addition, they are doing this with product development teams dispersed around the globe. Best-in-class are overcoming these challenges by utilizing PLM to automate manual processes and create a central location to track and manage product information to support better design practices.

Specifically, report findings show that best-in-class companies are:

--  2.1 times as likely as industry average companies to capture and reuse
    product development knowledge.
--  2.2 times as likely to have formalized change processes within design
--  2.5 times as likely as industry average to integrate their product
    development data into their business processes.
--  2.6 times as likely as laggard companies to have centralized their
    product data.
--  2.8 times as likely as all others to have developed formal metrics to
    measure their product development process.

"The ability of companies that are best-in-class at managing their data gives them a significant competitive advantage over the rest of the industry," stated Ric Stanley, Research Analyst in Aberdeen's Product Innovation and Engineering practice and report author. "They are setting themselves apart by implementing a central data repository for storing all current data for ease of access by the entire product development team."

"As stated in the report, electronics manufacturers are indeed faced with the difficulty of developing extremely complex products, in less time, cost effectively," said Chuck Cimalore, CTO for Omnify Software. "PLM technology helps electronics customers overcome these challenges by streamlining communication of product data across the enterprise and eliminating inaccuracies due to manual change processes. Our PLM customers are able to achieve best-in-class operations resulting in improved design processes, shorter development cycles, and reduced product costs."

The report, titled "PLM in Electronics: Turning Product into Profits," is available for download here (

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 Email Contact or visit

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