InFlow Technology has recently put the technology in place to integrate PDMWorks Enterprise with Microsoft Dynamics. Currently the implementation supports Microsoft Dynamics GP (Great Plains), but could be easily adopted for Dynamics AX or NAV. The first screenshot shows the engineering BOM in PDMWorks Enterprise. The second screenshot shows the BOM imported into Microsoft Dynamics GP 10.0.
Here is how it works:
From within PDMWorks Enterprise, the user simply approves a CAD Assembly such as SolidWorks, Inventor, or SolidEdge. From here a trigger outputs a file that is automatically formatted and imported into Microsoft Dynamics. A Bill of Material and/or item master records can be imported into Microsoft Dynamics and the transaction completes within a few moments of the PDMWorks Enterprise approval. If you don’t have an approval process in PDMWorks Enterprise, just add a transition to manually send the data to Microsoft Dynamics (see screenshot).
What will this do for you?
If you are a user of Microsoft Dynamics and PDMWorks Enterprise, this integration will reduce the time it takes to move engineering BOM data into your ERP system. You can save hours upon hours of labor cost and also reduce errors associated with data entry. If you are interested in learning more about the integration, just contact InFlow Technology.