SolidPartners announces early availability of 4G:PLM. 4G:PLM is a Simple, Powerful and Affordable Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution specifically developed for small to medium-sized (SMB) manufacturing companies.
Emeryville, CA, USA., July 14, 2014 - (PressReleasePoint) - SolidPartners, an experienced and innovative provider of Product Data Management and Product Lifecycle Management solutions, announces immediate early adopter availability of 4G:PLM.
4G:PLM is a Simple, Powerful, and Affordable Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution specifically developed for small to medium-sized (SMB) manufacturing companies who need tools to manage their Product Structure (BOM), Approved Manufactures Lists (AML) and change process (ECO/ECN). 4G:PLM provides advanced PLM capabilities while decreasing software, implementation, training and on-going maintenance costs typical with existing PLM solutions.
4G:PLM is a natural fit for small and medium sized companies struggling to justify the high up-front software, implementation and training costs associated with existing PLM products. It enables companies to realize the benefits of PLM at a fraction of the cost of existing tools. The reduction in software, implementation and training costs will have an immediate positive impact on the ROI from implementing PLM.
4G:PLM is already in use at customer sites in the US and is now available for broad evaluation and implementation by early adopters.
Dave Snyder, Supply Chain Director at Miselu, a 4G:PLM Early Adopter says “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 available on the market. The SolidPartners team has tremendous depth of experience in the PLM space, is highly responsive, customer focused and a pleasure to work with.”
Key features of the product include: Support for both cloud-based and on premise implementations, Full multi-platform desktop support (Windows and MAC), BOM centric Product Lifecycle Management tools, Full Workflow automation, Configuration Management, Simple to implement and use, Robust supply chain management, Robust security model, including supply chain collaboration, Priced within the reach of even small to medium sized businesses.
General market release of 4G:PLM is planned for late Summer 2014.
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.
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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.
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