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American Unit offers Engineering Change Management Module for Microsoft Dynamics NAV

by Pam Derringer

American Unit Inc., a Frisco, Texas-based  systems integrator and applications development firm, has released an Engineering Change Management module for Microsoft Dynamics NAV.

The third of five planned additions, the Engineering Change Management (ECM) module will help manufacturers proactively manage and track design modifications, eliminating a source of inefficiency and converting the change management process into a source of competitive advantage and accelerating time to market, according to the press release.

Using the familiar Microsoft Dynamics NAV screen, users will be able to input specifics like descriptions, approvals and reasons for the proposed change and the authorizing department and then view on a single screen how the change request will impact bills of materials, routing and production orders that are currently in process on the shop floor.

According to Vice President William Martin, the ECM module follows the introduction of two previous modules for shop floor control and inspection management, respectively; three more modules will follow in the near future, he said.

All of the modules are designed to fill in manufacturing gaps in Microsoft Dynamics NAV that American Unit recognized because of its expertise in this mid-market vertical, Martin said. Each of them represents a substantial investment in software development, he added.

Key features of the Change Management Add-on Module include:

  • Full integration with Microsoft Dynamics NAV manufacturing platform;
  • Standards Windows user interface;
  • Customizable reason codes for engineering change requests;
  • Notifications and approvals to the required departments;
  • Ability to test engineering changes and assess impacts prior to implementation;
  • A list of all the affected bills of materials, routing and released production orders ...

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