Product Data Management
Epicor Product Data Management (PDM) serves as a central knowledge repository for process and product history. In addition, PDM promotes integration and data exchange among all enterprise users who interact with products—including project managers, engineers, salespeople, buyers, and quality assurance representatives.
What is PDM?
Product data management (PDM), also called Product information management (PIM), is a system that manages and publishes product data. This version control is responsible for product lifecycle management and configuration management. In particular, it tracks and controls data related to one specific product, including technical specifications, material types, and all relevant costs.
This solution has become an integral module of various enterprise resource planning systems, such as Epicor Kinetic (ERP). The core aims are to ensure a common understanding among stakeholders and all software users, minimize confusion or miscommunication, and maintain high standards of products.
Epicor’s PDM manages the product information traditionally contained in engineering documents (such as computer-aided design – CAD), plant floor routings, change orders, sales orders, and quality documentation within a single solution and shares it across the enterprise.
All software users, including project managers, engineers, salespeople, buyers, and quality assurance technicians, can access the entire process and product history. They can organize and track data swiftly and effortlessly, promote integration, and exchange information effectively. Thus, the module enhances collaboration among relevant departments. Furthermore, Epicor PDM also boosts productivity by reusing product design data and visualizing reporting.
Epicor PDM Features
Bill of Materials (BOM)
Epicor supports traditional BOM management with single-level part formats that recognize the materials and parts required to build end products. In addition, Epicor introduces multi-level BOM management that incorporates single-level component and material requirements and internal and external routing steps for complete end assembly visibility, planning, scheduling, and cost. Finally, Epicor introduces visual engineering technology with indented tree structures and drag-and-drop BOM management.
Detailed routings facilitate product planning, scheduling, and costing more efficiently. Epicor users can manage everything needed to produce a product in one central location.
Communication of changes automatically traverses to the plant floor execution system, and operators have online visibility of the latest routing production notes and standards and resource requirements.
Engineering Change and Revision Control
Achieve control and consistency in your engineering change and revision process. Engineering Change and Revision Control enables engineering change management, multiple revision control of products, engineering workflow management. In addition, it offers detailed cost analysis of products during the engineering process.
Product Lifecycle Management
Epicor Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) is a central knowledge repository for process and product history. It promotes integration and data exchange among all enterprise users who interact with a product. Epicor PLM manages all documentation associated with a product throughout its entire product lifecycle and includes full integration with more than 12 computer-aided design (CAD) systems.
As a manufacturer or distributor, you consistently monitor product costs and analyze profitability to pass on cost savings to customers while staying competitive. Epicor offers the flexibility and accuracy needed to analyze product cost on a customer-by-customer, part-by-part, and job-by-job basis.
Product Configuration enables on-the-fly configuration of highly customizable and dimensional products via a straightforward question and answer evaluation. Product Configuration is accessible from quote entry, order entry, and job entry. It is Web-enabled and available to disconnected users employing Epicor Mobile Connect.
Epicor PDM Demo
Data V Tech is Epicor’s Authorized Partner with over 20 years of experience in the Asia Pacific. We provide well-timed implementation with full support for software localization. As a one-stop shop, we offer complete solutions for manufacturing, trading, and distribution businesses, from mobile applications to e-commerce and direct machine data integrations to Epicor Kinetic (ERP) software.