New CTS Report Details How ERP Software Engineering Enhances Product Data Management
(PR Web Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Rockville, MD (PRWEB) February 28, 2013
CTS Guides, a leading publisher of ERP software reviews, ratings and evaluation tools, has released a new report from business analyst and independent consultant, Linda Ballard, MBA, that details how software engineering can be used to enhance product data management.
Ballard’s report, “How ERP Software Engineering Enhances Product Data Management,” focuses on optimizing the management of related documents, CAD drawings and change orders during new product design by integrating a company’s product data management (PDM) and enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems. The report details several product data management scenarios and highlights how modifications to the PDM and ERP software systems can be made to better track and manage product design changes.
“In customer-focused manufacturing, it is very important to store the customer’s product documents, revision details and drawings in the PDM system,” Ballard explained. “At the same time, this information must also be stored in the ERP system Bill of Materials. How this information-sharing takes place depends on which system will be the master.”
Manufacturing professionals can access Ballard’s report at the CTS Manufacturing Software Blog. Also at the CTS site, visitors can download their free Manufacturing Software Selection Kit, which includes the exclusive “ERP Software Champion User’s Guide,” a comprehensive resource for evaluating ERP software.
ABOUT CTS GUIDES
Established in 1983 by Sheldon Needle, CTS was the first company to perform hands-on, independent evaluations of software for the middle market. Since then CTS has helped over 23,000 companies select new software and technology. Today, CTS offers software reviews, ratings, evaluation tools and expert advice that help companies select new manufacturing software. The company's recourses are also widely used by CPAs, consultants and software resellers to assist their clients during the software selection process.
ABOUT SHELDON NEEDLE
A former CFO, consultant and software designer, Sheldon Needle has authored or co-authored more than 20 books on software selection and has contributed articles to major publications, including the Journal of Accountancy and Nation’s Business. CTS was the very first company to do hands-on, independent evaluations of software for the middle market. Sheldon speaks with business owners and managers every day about construction software selection and makes personalized recommendations based on their needs and budget. He is widely known and respected throughout the business software community for his independence, integrity and software selection expertise.
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