Coghlin Companies Selects Omnify Software for Product Lifecycle Management

Empower PLM Helps Contract Manufacturers Gain Clear and Automated Customer Change Release Processes

ANDOVER, Ma., Aug. 28, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Omnify Software, a leading provider of web-based Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software for discrete manufacturers, today announces that Coghlin Companies, together with its wholly-owned subsidiaries Columbia Tech and Cogmedix, have selected and implemented the Omnify Empower PLM solution in order to automate their paper-based document control and engineering change release processes.

As part of a corporate initiative, Columbia Tech and Cogmedix were both investing in new systems to help the companies grow, enhance consistency, and improve quality and traceability. This included upgrading their Epicor Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system and adopting Manufacturing Execution System (MES) and PLM systems. PLM was part of this endeavor in order to address concerns with their paper-based document control and engineering change release process. The PLM solution had to provide an on-premises platform that could integrate with their existing Epicor system and new Aegis FactoryLogix MES in order to create a truly streamlined process across design and manufacturing.

“We found that Omnify Software offered superior value, flexibility, scalability, and ease of use compared to alternatives we reviewed,” stated Tessa Kalarickal, Director of Business Systems. “It is also a proven leader in PLM for the mid-size market as it was already deployed in multiple key accounts within the Coghlin Companies and already integrated with Epicor at some of these accounts.” 

“As contract manufacturers, Columbia Tech and Cogmedix receive information from many sources and in various formats,” stated Chuck Cimalore, CTO for Omnify Software.  “With Omnify Empower they are able to normalize and streamline incoming data for effectively managing all Bill of Materials and Engineering Changes for their customers. The flexibility of our integration platforms allows them to integrate with other business systems and achieve their goal to eliminate duplicate entry, improve accuracy, and continuously improve their services.”

The companies have transitioned to a virtually paperless process- from customer Bill of Material BOM (BOM) import to Engineering Change Order (ECO) release to routing and the manufacturing floor - which has improved ECO and Quality processes as well as documentation compliance that is exponentially better than the previous system. In addition, the manufacturing department now gets involved early-on by utilizing Omnify’s Manufacturing Process Management (MPM) module, which feeds Epicor’s BOM Routing engine, which in turn passes that data to Aegis MES for a completely streamlined process. Columbia Tech and Cogmedix are also using Empower PLM for training records, CAPA, NCMR, RMA and Project management.

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