Company Gains Single Automated System for Document, Engineering Change and Quality Control
Tewksbury, MA, August 12, 2014 – Omnify Software, a leading provider of web-based Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software for discrete manufacturers, today unveils its latest Empower PLM application story featuring EST Analytical, a manufacturer, distributor and service provider of analytical instruments and lab equipment. EST Analytical implemented the Empower PLM solution in order to replace paper-based product development and business processes in preparation for ISO (International Organization for Standardization) certification.
EST managed product information with combination of multiple disconnected spreadsheets and databases. This made it difficult to find, track and share items such as Engineering Change Orders (ECOs) and Quality/Corrective and Preventive Action (CAPA) records. The company initially set out to find a document control system to establish paperless processes but found that a PLM system would address more of their challenges.
“We selected Omnify Software because of what it brought to the table that standalone document control systems could not,” said Tony Batt, Quality Control Manager for EST Analytical. “With Omnify Empower we have been able to standardize business processes and centralize the management of documents, revision control and CAPAs in order to deliver consistent product to our customers and meet ISO compliance.”
Omnify Empower is well accepted within the company and is recognized as a key tool in controlling information and processes for ISO compliance. About one third of the company is using Omnify Empower with users from Engineering/R&D, Manufacturing, Purchasing, Quality, Sales and Service departments. The company has embraced several core concepts of the system by utilizing multiple modules including: Change Management, Bill of Material (BOM) Management, Quality Management, Project Management and integration with their Sage 100 ERP system. This enabled them combine various manual processes into a single automated system with traceability on all changes. The company plans to take their Omnify Empower PLM investment even further with Non-Conforming Material (NCM) processing and trending, integration to their SOLIDWORKS® 3D CAD system, and utilizing the Training Management module for ISO required tools/equipment calibration management.
“As customers like EST look to establish paperless business process across their organization, they want a solution that encompasses all of the information associated to a product and can easily integrate with their existing systems,” stated Chuck Cimalore, Chief Technology Officer for Omnify Software. “Empower PLM emphasizes the importance of a complete product record by providing a holistic view of product, quality, project and training information as well as a flexible integration platform for sharing information with customer’s design and manufacturing systems.”
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