CIMdata PLM Industry Summary Online Archive

November 19, 2007

Product News

PLM and ERP Combined to Increase Effectiveness

Engineer-to-Order (ETO) Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software provider, Visibility Corporation has designed and integrated several PLM capabilities into its latest release. The objective is to deliver increased effectiveness in product lifecycle management as an integrated part of the enterprise business software.

As demand for new and innovative technology in the ERP industry grows, so does the need for extending the capabilities of Enterprise Software. Product and Lifecycle Management (PLM) has become increasingly more popular in the Manufacturing ERP industry as many of its attributes cross into both types of software. Most manufacturers today are looking to their ERP software providers for elements of PLM and one ETO ERP software provider is one step ahead of the game. With the release of, Visibility Corporation has been able to provide an all inclusive solution. With this fully integrated ERP solution, Visibility customers are able to manage the lifecycle of their products from its conception as a quote, to production, shipment installation and support.

Through the use of the capabilities of Engineering and Product Lifecycle Management (EPLM), companies can more effectively and efficiently innovate and manage their products and services throughout the entire lifecycle. The Engineering & Product Lifecycle Management suite provides an integrated product backbone in support of multi-department enterprise requirements. Complex product manufacturers require robust product data management, extensive access to engineering information, access to related documentation and supporting information for cradle to grave history. All of this is facilitated using the ERP application. is an integrated in-house ERP solution offering comprehensive business functionality and integrated workflow specifically designed for Complex Product Manufacturers. This browser-based in-house solution cost effectively delivers the power of .NET-based Web services for use with either a Microsoft SQL Server(TM) or Oracle® database. The technical foundation for this comprehensive business solution (ERP) will allow Complex Product manufacturers conduct business any place, any time, any where with unprecedented flexibility and business scalability.

Visibility Corporation is a leading developer and supplier of business software solutions designed for the unique needs of project-based, engineer-to-order and to-order manufacturers. Visibility's Enterprise Application solutions help midsize manufacturers of complex products operate their businesses effectively. Visibility has an extensive customer base throughout North America and Europe and has the strongest representation of ERP among complex product manufacturers.


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