Why ERP-based PLM?
The ”Missing Link” Between Engineering and Manufacturing
By merging ERP and PLM environments into a single collaborative solution, it enables manufacturers to collaborate around a single set of product data across departments, locations, suppliers and customers. Since Bluestar PLM is embedded in Microsoft Dynamics 365/AX, it connects users from sales, engineering, purchasing, manufacturing, and service in a single 365/AX-based solution, making a world of difference.
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Key Customer benefits +
Reliable Product Data Across the Enterprise
Manage and access data and documentation from CAD, Office, PLM and ERP in a single Dynamics 365/AX-based solution. All data is revision controlled and made available to all departments and locations at the point of use – one source of product truth for the entire company.
Out-Of-The-Box CAD-ERP Integration
Manages 2D/3D CAD files with a two-way exchange of meta-data between CAD and ERP. This ensures that CAD and ERP data are always kept in sync in a single solution.
“All-Inclusive” Product Change Management
Since Bluestar PLM is embedded in Dynamics 365/AX ERP and integrates with CAD, you can manage all engineering and manufacturing change dependencies in a single solution. This includes affected designs as well as impacted work-in-progress such as production order, inventories, purchase orders, etc.
Start-To-Finish Business Process Automation
Because users from sales, Engineering, Purchasing and Manufacturing are brought together on a common D365F&O/AX-based system, workflow automation can be applied across Engineering and Operations. This means that business processes can be mapped and executed from start to finish.
Bluestar PLM is maintained as an integral part of Dynamics 365F&O/AX. This provides a simple IT infrastructure with no redundant maintenance of stand-alone PLM systems required.
Enables distributed engineering and manufacturing teams to collaborate globally with quick access to centralized product data and distributed, up-to-date 3D files.
A PLM-solution that is scalable implemented easily based on a cloud easy to maintain that is inside Dynamics 365/AX
PLM inside Dynamics 365/AX
One Solution for all in Engineering and Operations. The familiar Dynamics user interface reduces training costs and accelerates user adoption and does not require a dedicated PLM server or database. It’s easy to customize and maintain the system using the native Dynamics development environment (MorphX). Bluestar PLM makes it possible for everyone at anytime to collaborate through a cloud-based PLM-solution.
Establish a bi-directional exchange of items, BOMs, properties, 2D/3D models and drawings between Dynamics 365F&O & AX and CAD systems for seamless transfer of data between CAD, PLM and ERP.
Supported CAD systems include: AutoCAD, Inventor, SolidWorks, Catia, Pro/ENGINEER (Creo), Solid Edge, CoCreate, ME10, Draftsight & Siemens NX.
Engineering Change Management
Manage the complete impact of product changes in costs and time thanks to deep integrations with purchasing, manufacturing and inventory modules.
Quality Management System
The solution also enables you to easily build your own QMS applications to accommodate your specific quality related requirements.
For SOLIDWORKS, Inventor and Solid Edge. One solution for everyone (D365) Engineering & Operations
Easy access to data for/from Engineering and Operations.
2D & 3D Configuration/Variant Management
Generate 3D Models based on your configurations. Easily manage product variants. D365F&O/AX based product configuration platform that lets you manage the entire configuration process from quotation through engineering and manufacturing in a single system.
Embedded in SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD native interface. Seamless and bidirectional transfer of PLM & ERP data.
Business Process Management
Manage business processes with user defined workflows and user defined associate documentation.
Embedded in Dynamics 365/AX
Product Data Centralization
Consolidates data and documents from CAD, Office, PLM and ERP environments in a single, corporate-wide data repository.