"The Cyco AutoManager BOM Module will help our design group to work much faster," said Steve McClure, Document Control Administrator at Advantage R&D, a Houston, Texas-based firm specializing in innovative drilling technology. "We will cut down tremendously on re-keying existing information and completely eliminate having to manually update the BOMs for the use of the company's other departments. We expect to meet production deadlines days ahead of schedule over the next three months by taking a lot of inefficiencies out of the process."
Managing the Bill of Materials
Manufacturing projects typically involve complex or challenging sales, engineering, purchasing and production requirements. For project-oriented Engineer to Order (ETO) companies and small to medium sized discrete manufacturing (ATO) companies, effectively managing the list of all components needed to make a final product is crucial. Often, many multi-disciplinary teams (mechanical, electrical) are involved and in the case of ETO companies, the BOM is different for each individual customer.
The Cyco AutoManager BOM Module architecture enables manufacturers to accommodate an ever-changing bill of materials, enforce standards, collaborate with other departments, customers and suppliers, and integrate with existing CAD and ERP systems. This results in improved margins, increased efficiencies and competitiveness, while meeting stringent customer demands.
"Customers have been demanding a cost-effective BOM module that is CAD independent, works with existing ERP software, project management and other systems, and bridges the gap between engineering and logistics," said Eric Bouwer, Cyco Software CEO. "Our total EDM system acts as an automated liaison between design, sales, R&D and procurement -- dramatically enabling companies to more quickly develop products and penetrate new markets."
Enterprise Wide Benefits
The Cyco AutoManager BOM Module's unparalleled out-of-the-box functionality and easy-to-use, intuitive interface offers many advantages enterprise wide including the ability to:
* Maximize the re-use of parts and sub-assemblies used in previous customer projects while avoiding redundant design efforts * Present essential information of a design automatically, accurately and instantly for later maintenance and service of delivered products * Automatically update the Bill of Materials in engineering and make it available in other departments such as production, purchasing and services * Provide seamless integration with 2D and 3D CAD packages such as Autodesk(R) Mechanical Desktop, Autodesk(R) Inventor and SolidWorks(R) * Extend full enterprise strength, connecting to multiple ERP and other applications such as MS Excel * Simple, out-of-the-box deployment with a low user learning curve For More Information
The Cyco AutoManager Meridian BOM module will be available for customer shipment later this summer. For information and pricing, customers can contact Cyco Software at Email Contact, or (800) 323-2926 ext. 110.
About Cyco Software
Cyco Software provides Engineering Data Management (EDM) and Application Integration solutions for multiple vertical industries, including manufacturing, energy, government, healthcare, retail and telecommunications. Cyco Software has almost two decades of industry experience with more than 16,000 clients and over 275,000 users in 50+ countries worldwide. The company has offices in the USA, UK, Germany, and The Netherlands and an extensive global network of established partners. Cyco Software ensures a high level of service and support on a truly worldwide scale for its leading software solutions Cyco AutoManager Meridian and Cyco AutoManager TeamWork. For more information, please visit http://www.cyco.com/, or call (800) 323-2926 ext 110 (Americas) or +31 (0) 70 413-3700 (Europe).
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