We have just issued a new white paper discussing the respective merits of different approaches to the exchange of data between CAD/PLM/PDM and ERP applications in an engineering and manufacturing environment.
Written in terms that will be equally accessible to technical users and executives, the study explores the challenges of CAD/PLM-to-ERP metadata exchange, while discussing and comparing different approaches to a successful resolution of those issues. The paper, titled "BREAKING DOWN INFORMATION SILOS BETWEEN MANUFACTURING AND DESIGN - A NEW APPROACH TO CAD/ERP DATA INTEGRATION", not only takes an in-depth look the various issues related to CAD/PLM-to-ERP data integration, but also presents actual cases where CAD/PLM and ERP data integration has been successfully achieved.
The new white paper also shows that the CAD-to-ERP connectivity challenge isn't just about merely exchanging CAD and ERP metadata. It is also crucial to introduce a new mindset that involves giving increased ownership and control of CAD and ERP product data to the very people who are responsible for the creation and maintenance of that data, especially product designers.
This new white paper is available free-of-charge at http://elmo.irisco.com/elmolink/WhitePaperRequest.htm.