Manufacturers are using several different systems; ERP, PLM, CAD, etc., and more often than not, they do not talk to one another. Also, the information contained within these systems is used by Technical Publications to create documentation but is hard to access. Customer-specific machinery requires custom documentation based on custom BOMs (Bills of Materials). All this information must be assembled by hand/humans, making it difficult and time-consuming to generate customer-specific information.
These are just some of the reasons it is time to look for a better solution.
The XDocs Manufacturing Suite is a tightly integrated part and service information solution that allows manufacturers to address customer needs better. A solution that connects with your existing systems, provides instant access to up-to-date documentation, and increases the sales of spare parts and consumables through a web-based interactive service delivery portal.
The XDocs Manufacturing Suite unites all systems deployed by manufacturing companies to create a seamless content solution.
Use XDocs Connectors to bring information stored in ERP and PLM systems into the authoring interface, import Bills of Materials, CAD drawings, and other content/data wherever it is stored. Build IPCs (Illustrated Parts Catalogs), Operating Manuals, Maintenance Schedules and IETPs (Interactive Electronic Technical Publications), hot-spot diagrams, and much more. Review everything in a browser-based application and efficiently manage the translation process. Link back to parts-ordering and fulfillment systems, and publish to any device or platform and build customer portals.