Inforbix, the leader in manufacturing cloud-based product data access applications, http://www.inforbix.com, is announcing two revolutionary new products data apps that seamlessly aggregate product data from different file types, sources, and locations. The new Inforbix apps will help Inforbix customers get more out of their product data and become more productive while improving decision-making.
Boston, MA February 13, 2012
Inforbix, the leader in manufacturing cloud-based product data access applications, http://www.inforbix.com, is announcing two revolutionary new products data apps that seamlessly aggregate product data from different file types, sources, and locations. The new Inforbix apps will help Inforbix customers get more out of their product data and become more productive while improving decision-making. Inforbix will announce the apps at SolidWorks World 2012 in San Diego, California, Feb. 12-15.
“We are delighted to be a part of SolidWorks World 2012. Inforbix is proud to be a SolidWorks partner, and together with SolidWorks will help provide our customers excellent product data access capabilities,” CEO Oleg Shilovitsky said.
Inforbix announces the immediate availability of two new apps: Inforbix Charts and Inforbix Dashboard. These apps are in addition to Inforbix Search and Inforbix Tables released in October 2011. For a preview of Inforbix apps, visit http://www.inforbix.com/product/ .
“With Inforbix Charts and Inforbix Dashboard, Inforbix continues to deliver the industry’s only cloud-based product data access apps. All Inforbix apps are designed from the ground up using manufacturing customer feedback, so we know they will begin adding value to both our existing and new customers from the moment they start using them.”
The company is also announcing the expansion of data access to Solidworks EPDM, making it possible for SW customers to get more from data managed by their PDM system.
Manufacturing companies are drowning in the growing amount of product data generated and found within different file types, sources, and company data-silos. They are increasingly using a mix of vendor packages and solutions, all of which generate, contain, manage, or store product data, creating a hodgepodge of resources to be combed through. Product data generated in a typical manufacturing company can be both unstructured (valuable BOM and assembly information spread out across different CAD drawings) and structured (CAD drawings within a PDM or PLM system). Inforbix apps are tools that address specific product data tasks such as finding, re-using, and sharing product data. Inforbix can access product data within PDM systems such as ENOVIA SmarTeam and Autodesk Vault and make it available in meaningful ways to CAD and non-CAD users.
All Inforbix apps utilize product data semantic technology that automatically infer relationships between disparate sources of data. For example, Inforbix can semantically connect or link a SolidWorks CAD assembly found within EPDM with a related Excel file containing a BOM table stored on a file server in another department.
Inforbix Charts visualizes and presents data saved from Inforbix Tables. The product data is presented in charts that include information to help engineers better manage and run processes by identifying trends and patterns and improving data control. For example, Inforbix Charts visually presents the approval statuses of CAD and ECO documents by author, date approved, last modified date, etc.
Inforbix Dashboard dynamically collects and presents important statistics about engineering and manufacturing data and processes, such as how many versions of a particular CAD drawing currently exist, how many design revisions did it take to complete a CAD drawing, or the number of ECOs processed on time. Easy and intuitive to use, Inforbix Dashboard is an ideal tool for project managers.
Customers can access Inforbix apps and their product data online. Current Inforbix customers can immediately begin using the Inforbix iPad app, available for free on the Apple App Store at http://www.inforbix.com/inforbix-mobile-search-for-cad-and-product-data-on-the-ipad/. Account access taps existing Inforbix credentials. New users are encouraged to register with Inforbix to enable the iPad app to access product data within their company. The apps soon will be available on Android devices.
A video preview of the iPad app is posted at http://www.inforbix.com/inforbix-ipad-app-first-preview/. For more information on Inforbix apps, visit http://www.inforbix.com.
Boston-based Inforbix is a software company founded in 2010 that addresses product data challenges within manufacturing companies asking, “There’s lots of data everywhere. How can I access it all with a single solution?”
The Inforbix mission is to develop and market industry-leading software solutions that significantly improve productivity by streamlining work and reducing time involved in accessing and sharing product data. Inforbix develops intelligent apps for intelligent data access. Apps offered are simple tools that address specific product data tasks such as searching and accessing product data, organizing and presenting product data, and visualizing product data trends and patterns.
The underlying power behind Inforbix’s apps is provided by Inforbix’s semantic technology. It automatically finds and infers relationships between disparate sources of structured and unstructured product data. By linking and connecting related product data, Inforbix provides users with the ability to locate and access product data quickly and thoroughly.
PDM and PLM systems offer search, but success depends on properly structured and consistent data formats, and those systems can only search within their own infrastructure. Inforbix is product data agnostic: it can access structured and unstructured data located anywhere in a manufacturing company (CAD files, Excels, PDM, PLM, ERP, CRM and more). Inforbix apps are not meant to replace Product Data Management (PDM) systems; they will co-exist and extract data from them. However, for small companies without PDM systems, Inforbix apps can provide a useful and affordable alternative. For larger companies, Inforbix apps are the “glue” that connects all companywide product data together in meaningful and helpful ways. Inforbix apps are cloud-based and fast to deploy, require no data migration or maintenance, and provide data security by preserving the on-premises data without touching it or moving it into the cloud.
The primary products, Inforbix Search—which finds and accesses product data quickly and easily—and Inforbix Tables—which assists you in presenting product data in useful and meaningful ways—are but the first in series of many product data apps. The company also in January 2012 debuted the first mobile platform for using the Inforbix system, an app for the iPad. The apps require no training or prior experience to use: Inforbix access is through a web browser.
The software is priced affordably for any size manufacturing company to deploy companywide. Demo Inforbix and get personally acquainted with a new easy and seamless way to access product data in your company. Go to http://www.inforbix.com/demo/ to give Inforbix a test drive.