Dallas, Texas, Feb. 2, 2016 — SolidPartners, a provider of SolidWorks productivity solutions for 18 years, today released 4G:PLM to the public with special launch pricing. Through June 2016, SolidWorks users in North America can gain access to this fully-featured product lifecycle management (PLM) tool for only $50 per user per month on the cloud hosting platform. For those who prefer to have on-premise PLM servers, 4G:PLM server can be setup for an additional fee of only $5,000 per server on-premise during the introductory period.
“Many PLM solutions have become too sophisticated, too expensive, and too complicated for Small to Medium-Sized companies by focusing on the problems of large enterprises,” said Moazzam Khan, SolidPartners General Manager, Business Operations. “Since it is priced for companies of all sizes, 4G:PLM is a natural fit for companies that need the benefits of PLM, but struggle to justify the high up-front software, implementation and training costs associated with other PLM products,” Khan said.
This aggressive pricing is aimed at small and medium-sized manufacturers who would benefit from a simple, intuitive PLM tool but are not able to afford the high cost traditional PLM solutions charge. Though 4G:PLM is affordable for any manufacturer, it still delivers the powerful tools manufacturers need, including:
- Robust Security features and data model comparable to higher end PLM tools.
- Native Windows or Mac user interface.
- Comprehensive administrator tools for setup which do not require programming skills.
- Easy to use features like drag and drop and copy and paste into native applications like Microsoft Excel.
During beta testing over the past year, 4G:PLM users raved about its ease-of-use and full feature set.
“4G:PLM is hands down the simplest, most intuitive PLM system I have come across at a far more attractive price point than any other software package on the market,” said Dave Snyder, Director of Supply Chain Management at Miselu.
4G:PLM is a complementary product to SolidPartners’ Activault, a product data management (PDM) tool for SolidWorks. A full features and benefits list is available on Solidpartners’ newly-redesigned website, www.solidpartners.com.
SolidWorks users in North America interested in learning more about the simple, powerful and affordable 4G:PLM software should visit www.solidpartners.com and request a demo.
SolidPartners has 15 years’ experience assisting engineering and manufacturing companies quickly navigate the product development process through CAD data management and BOM (PLM) and Workflow Management solutions. We provide simple yet robust solutions designed, developed, packaged and priced to assist small and medium sized companies gain a competitive advantage by using Product Data Management (PDM) and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) tools.
SolidPartners products include:
4G:PLM is a Simple, Powerful, and Affordable Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution specifically developed for small to medium-sized (SMB) manufacturing companies. It is a Master Data Management tool which manages Product Structure (BOM), Approved Vendor and Manufacturer Lists (AVL/AML) and the change process (ECO/ECN).
4G:PLM manages product data through the entire product process at a fraction of the software, implementation and on-going support costs of other systems.
Activault is a simple, powerful and affordable CAD Data Management (PDM) tool completely integrated within SolidWorks. It manages SolidWorks files in a secure vault, provides check-in and check-out functions as well as lightning fast search capabilities. Activault provides centralized file management of all SolidWorks files types as well as other Windows document formats (Word, Excel, PDF, JPG, etc.). It eliminates the risks of overwritten files when multiple engineers work on the same assemble. It also manages versions and revisions to eliminate errors caused by engineering or manufacturing personnel working with incorrect revisions.
Activault is powerful enough to support large groups of engineers working at a single site or distributed across multiple locations. However, it is simple enough to be implemented and configured in a single day.
SolidParts is a $200 standard parts library created through SolidWorks configurations. It includes standard fasteners as well as electrical and piping components.
SolidPartners — Enterprise software without the enterprise price.