Omnify Software today announces that Oztek, Corp., a leader in designing and manufacturing digitally controlled power converter solutions for the OEM market, implemented Omnify Empower PLM to replace a manual, paper-based Engineering Change Order (ECO) system in order to eliminate tedious manual record keeping steps while gaining better traceability and reporting.
Oztek selected the Omnify Empower PLM solution because of its strong ECO management features as well as its ability to integrate with the company's existing schematic capture tool, Cadence OrCAD®. Oztek is using the Omnify Empower PLM system to automate previous manual processes which involved managing ECO numbers in Excel, physically walking ECO folders around the organization for signoff, and a post release process requiring scanning, naming and archiving documents.
Leveraging Omnify Empower's workflow engine for signoffs has made ECO and New Part Request (NPR) processes easier to manage and more efficient. Now with traceability on an ECO status, the company is able to easily identify bottlenecks and expedite the process. The integration between Empower and OrCAD makes all parts, along with associated attributes, visible and searchable within the CAD design environment.
"The Omnify Empower PLM solution has exceeded our expectations," stated David Zendzian, CTO and VP of Engineering for Oztek. "It's a simple to use web application, eliminating the need to install and maintain software on each computer in our organization and the user interface is maintained over the various modules making it intuitive to use and easy to train new employees."
"The majority of our customers implement Empower PLM because their manual product development processes become tedious and unmanageable," stated David Solimini, Vice President of Sales for Omnify Software. "Omnify Empower is designed help customers gain control over their processes by creating a tight association among all product data, visibility of information across the organization and traceability on all activities."