McGuffies Link up with Pulse Systems to offer new CAD/ERP Integration

ERP solutions provider, McGuffie Brunton and Product Life cycle Management company, Pulse Technology Systems have joined forces to provide a complete product life cycle management solution for design-orientated businesses with reduced time to manufacturing and product design time benefits.

The two firms are working jointly to solve a key issue facing many manufacturing companies, namely the transferring of Parts and Bill of Materials data from various CAD systems directly into their ERP.

The Pulse PLM (product life cycle management) product provides a seamless integration to multiple CAD systems, including Pro/Engineer, Inventor, SolidWorks, AutoCad and Mechanical Desktop. With the new Pulse PLM/SYSPRO set-up, designers can now simply export part and BOM data from whatever native CAD system they are using directly into SYSPRO ERP to replicate that data for wider company use.

Commenting on the key business benefits of the integrated CAD/ERP solution, Howard Joseph, Sales Director of McGuffie Brunton, said: The information contained in a companys CAD system is an invaluable resource, and sometimes the success or failure of a business can revolve around its designs and associated data. Making changes to those designs, controlling the changes and communicating them throughout a company is therefore a critical process.

Our solution represents a major cost saving for businesses, because not only does it unlock and transfer information from the CAD system directly into SYSPRO ERP in real-time, but the transfer process avoids costly and error-prone re-keying in of data.

Pulse Systems and McGuffie Brunton are enjoying their first success with the new venture after signing up Extec Screens and Crushers Ltd., manufacturers of the world-renowned range of mobile crushers, screeners and shredders.

Colin Rafferty, Business Development Manager for Pulse Technology Systems: As we have already found out, there is definitely demand for this type of type of CAD/ERP integration. It gives us a better way to market, especially in the industrial equipment and machinery market sector.

The Pulse solutions are linked to SYSPRO using e.NET architecture and provide customers with a complete life cycle management solution that reduces product design time, brings down time to manufacturing and improves profitability at various stages throughout product lifecycle.

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