In Search of Product Development Efficiency: Integrating Microsoft Dynamics AX and PLM
Engineering teams have enough headaches to deal with in developing winning designs for their company's products. So once they've dotted all the "I's" and crossed all the "T's" on the design, they don't want to fight with laborious manual processes to push that design's bill of material (BOM) to ERP and the manufacturing floor.
But pushing that data correctly in today's product development company requires the integration of two critical systems-the engineering team's product lifecycle management software (PLM) and an enterprise resource planning (ERP) software like Microsoft Dynamics AX.
And that can present some challenges.
At Key Technology, a multi-national manufacturer of industrial equipment for the food processing industry, the interface between PLM and ERP had long been a point of inefficiency and potential errors.