Omnify Software Introduces Omnify 2.5 for Complete Product Content and Change Management in Manufacturing
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Omnify Software Introduces Omnify 2.5 for Complete Product Content and Change Management in Manufacturing


Web-based Business-ready PLM Technology Enables Secure Collaboration Between Design and Manufacturing


WILMINGTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 9, 2003-- Omnify Software, a leading provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software for mid-market electronic, medical, and mechanical OEMs, today announced the availability of Omnify 2.5, a business-ready product lifecycle management solution that enhances design and manufacturing collaboration by providing a complete view of the product development process throughout the entire enterprise. The new version of the product features enhanced Bill of Materials functionality, improved permissions engine, new field service module and extended workflow engine.

As the product development process becomes more distributed, more complex, and driven by an increasing need to reduce costs and speed time to market, organizations demand a product lifecycle management tool that can ease communication and collaboration within the company and with external suppliers and partners. Omnify 2.5 enhances product development for mid-sized enterprises throughout their entire extended enterprise by providing a single, central location for managing product data. The Web-architected product offers out-of-the-box, bi-directional integration with existing design and business systems enabling rapid implementation without disrupting the customer's existing work environments.

"Mid-market enterprises increasingly seek PLM solutions that enable them to quickly implement a new product development process that ensures collaboration both internally and with suppliers," said Ken Amann, Director of Research at CIMData. "Omnify's Web services-based application is a natural, cost-effective solution for the mid-market."

One customer that is seeing the benefit of Omnify's PLM solution is Megisto Systems, a leading developer of carrier-class mobile data services infrastructure. The company is currently using Omnify to manage product development of its Mobile Services Delivery System (MSDS). This system anchors roaming subscribers and provides a subscriber and service aware core that helps operators create, deliver and charge for personalized, value-added services. In the competitive mobile data market, it's crucial that Megisto come to market with aggressive products, on time and at reduced costs.

"We've been impressed with the early versions of Omnify, particularly the fast implementation, easy integration, and flexibility of the product," said Bridget Koloseus, Configuration Management Specialist, Megisto Systems. "With Omnify 2.5 we look forward to additional functionality including customized workflow engines, which will help us more closely monitor the development of future enhancements to the MSDS."

New features in Omnify 2.5 are designed to provide a comprehensive view into the product development process and streamline the delivery of revolutionary products for Omnify's customers. These features include:



   --  Field service module to track and search on serial numbers,
       customer information and RMAs from any location.
   --  New workflow engine alerts users and enables each part of the
       production process to work seamlessly, understanding exactly
       what tasks have been completed before moving to the next stage
       of the process.
   --  The improved user permissions engine allows organizations to
       define very specific function availability for each user in
       the design process.
   --  Advanced password-protected signoffs and authorized signatures
       manage user authentication and authorization, particularly
       important to organizations required to meet FDA regulation 21
       CFR Part 11.
   --  Enhanced Bill of Material features include:
       --  Fractional quantities
       --  Unit of measure
       --  Enhanced loading and report generation

"Omnify 2.5 is the next step in the evolution of our product," stated Chuck Cimalore, Chief Technology Officer at Omnify Software. "To continue developing the most effective and technically advanced PLM solution for mid-market OEMs, we evaluated the needs of our customers and understood they required advanced Bill of Material and ECO functionality and extended workflows to ensure they are able to get their products to market as quickly as possible. Remaining responsive to the needs of the customer has allowed Omnify to build a product that is fluid, open and cost efficient."

For more information on Omnify 2.5 please visit the Omnify Software Web site at http://www.omnifysoft.com/products/2_5.htm.

About Omnify Software

Omnify Software designs, delivers and supports innovative, business-ready product lifecycle management (PLM) solutions designed to meet the needs of small to mid-tier enterprises and Electronics Manufacturing Service providers. The Omnify Software platform provides bi-directional interfaces with an organization's existing engineering and business systems to offer a single environment for the sharing of product data among the design environment, Enterprise and supply chain. The Omnify product content and change management system delivers significant cost-savings, improved product innovation, quality, and decreased time-to-market for customers in a wide range of industries. For additional product information, including pricing, please call 978-988-3800, email Email Contact or visit www.omnifysoft.com.

"Omnify" is a registered trademark of Omnify Software. Any trade, product or service name referenced in this document using the name "Omnify" is a trademark and/or property of Omnify Software. All other trade, product, or service names referenced in this release may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

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