posted on 4/14/2011 3:43:10 PM
Empower 5.0 moves the product lifecycle management software to a new browser-based application that is said to enhance usability, scalability, and integration.
PLM provider Omnify Software has released a new Web-based version of its Empower flagship product that is said to have improved system performance and integration with third-party applications.
Empower PLM version 5.0 is a browser-based platform that eliminates the need to install client software. According to the company, it also enhances user accessibility and scalability to support the product design and development needs of small to midsize manufacturers.
Omnify makes PLM software for electronic, medical, mechanical, and defense manufacturers. The software provides document and vendor management, regulatory compliance, and change management, as well as quality management, CAPA, and other functions. According to Omnify, the Empower product, built on a Microsoft .NET framework, now provides a streamlined user interface for easier navigation.
Additional enhancements include new performance-improvement algorithms for common operations such as authentication, engineering change processing, and bill of material (BOM) viewing and reporting. A new XML “dictionary” provides multiple language support and customizable vernacular to the application forms without having to install multiple application instances. A new graphical reporting engine enables the creation of customized bar graphs, pie charts, Pareto charts, and line graphs. And version 5.0 is said to have better integration capabilities across all Empower modules, as well as third-party applications.
“This release represents a pivotal turning point in our technology with a new product platform that improves system performance and scalability, and opens doors for various delivery models,” said Omnify CTO Chuck Cimalore in a statement. “The platform also provides us with an enhanced development environment that will allow us to respond quicker to customer demands, as well as easily build new modules and interfaces.”