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Looking for 3rd Party Engineering Change Management

  • 1.  Looking for 3rd Party Engineering Change Management

    SILVER CONTRIBUTOR
    Posted Oct 29, 2018 07:38 PM
    Hi:

    We are manufacturer working in AX 2012 R2 and are looking references/input from anyone who has worked with 3rd Party solution for Engineering Change and Product Data Management.  I would appreciate any feedback or resources you may have.

    Respectfully,

    Dan Murphy


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    Dan Murphy
    Special Projects
    Flexaust
    San Diego CA
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  • 2.  RE: Looking for 3rd Party Engineering Change Management

    GOLD CONTRIBUTOR
    Posted Oct 30, 2018 07:24 AM
    Hi Dan,
    Personally have experience with three possible solutions: Product Engineering for AX by To-Increase, Engineering Change Management for AX by ERP Solutions, and  PDM / PLM solutions from engineering tools publishers such as Solidworks and PTC that have been integrated with AX. Since your specifically asking for solutions that work in concert with AX2012R2, suggest you check out the links below. These two solutions have areas where the provided capabilities overlap and others where they are differentiated. Without knowing more about your specific needs and interests, can't hone in on which of these two may be the better alternative for your company.

    https://www.to-increase.com/erp/microsoft-dynamics-365/manufacturing-suite-365-for-operations/product-engineering-for-microsoft-dynamics-365-for-operations/

    http://erpsolutions.biz/engineering-change-management/


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    Jack Moran
    Director of Industry Solutions
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  • 3.  RE: Looking for 3rd Party Engineering Change Management

    Posted Oct 30, 2018 08:15 AM
    Hello Dan,

    I wanted to reach out to you and let you know that PDMt offers a full Engineering Change Management module either separate or part of our full Engineering module Bluestar PLM. Bluestar modules are all imbedded inside of Dynamics so it gives access to the engineering data to all of the Dynamics users (we currently have customers running AX3.0 through D365FO and have the capability for upgrading you should you start with AX2012 and then go to D365FO later). Please feel free to check out our literature and case studies on our website or give me a call and we can discuss you requirements.



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    Dan Fite
    Director of Business Development
    PDM Technology North America Inc.
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  • 4.  RE: Looking for 3rd Party Engineering Change Management

    Posted 24 days ago
    Hi,

    We are a manufacturer who is about to implement D365 F&O and are looking for 3rd Party solution for Engineering Change and Product Data Management. We are using SolidWorks PDM and would love to hear from anyone who has integrated the two or is familiar with potential tools/vendors.

    Thanks! 


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    Wendy Wingfield
    JL Audio, Inc.
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  • 5.  RE: Looking for 3rd Party Engineering Change Management

    SILVER CONTRIBUTOR
    Posted 24 days ago
    Hi Wendy,
    I do not have experience with either of those products you mentioned, however you might evaluate Bluestar  https://bluestarplm.com

    Regards!

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    Dag Calafell, III
    Technical Solution Architect
    MCA Connect
    Houston, TX

    http://calafell.me/
    @dodiggitydag
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  • 6.  RE: Looking for 3rd Party Engineering Change Management

    GOLD CONTRIBUTOR
    Posted 23 days ago
    Hi Wendy,
    Also would suggest that investigating the Bluestar PLM solution. Probably the most extensive suite of solution capabilities to support Engineering processes and activities for D365FO available in the channel today. So much so, you might see it as a potential replacement for SolidWorks PLM. If replacing SolidWorks is not up for discussion, then the two solutions mentioned in my previous reply to Dan on this thread from a year ago are worth looking at: Product Engineering from To-Increase and Engineering Change Mgmt from ERPsolutions.biz. Finally, if your desire is to keep all engineering change mgmt functions solely within SolidWorks and just integrate those processes and their inputs/outputs with D365FO, then what your really asking for is a prebuilt connector/adapter. In that case, solution I would recommend is the offering from Elmo Solutions: https://appsource.microsoft.com/en-us/product/dynamics-365-business-central/TYPE.connect|PUBID.elmo-solutions-1359869|AID.al-erp-d365bc|PAPPID.00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000?tab=Overview.

    Have worked with many companies over the years in this area of solutions architecting and know it can be a complicated discussion to have between all the various stakeholders in this area and their varied needs. If you and your organization would like assistance in navigating through this selection process, please do not hesitate to ask by contacting me directly.

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    Jack Moran
    Solutions Architect
    Columbus Global
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