Submitting or publishing the data from one business system to another. Bi-directional publishing allows information to be sent back to the original or master business system that sent the data. An example is an engineering change number (ECN). Updated part details in the Item Master sent from a PDM system to an ERP system, and then a new ECN generated by ERP gets sent back to the PDM system.
Definitions of Industry Concepts and Entities
The vdR Group architects, designs and develops off-the-shelf application integrations and related solutions for partners with clients in design, engineering, and manufacturing.
The cornerstone of vdR’s technology portfolio is a combination of a robust data exchange platform coupled with application specific “adapters”. In some instances the platform and selected adapters are pre-packaged as standalone solutions, while in other instances they are custom adapters developed to support a client’s specific needs.
Our data exchange platform solution is specifically designed to treat the diversity of product data objects such as drawings, parts and assemblies that can be exchanged between various applications.
The associated “data exchange adapters”, or DXAs, facilitate the exchange of data between applications. These DXAs typically link to an application via its native API. DXAs have been developed for various CAD, enterprise content management (ECM), ERP, and PDM/PLM applications.
Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems integrate internal and external management information across an entire organization, embracing finance/accounting, manufacturing, sales and service, customer relationship management, etc. ERP systems automate this activity with an integrated software application. Their purpose is to facilitate the flow of information between all business functions inside the boundaries of the organization.
Epicor Corporation develops business software for the manufacturing, distribution, retail and services industries. They provide a variety of business solutions including ERP.
Infor’s ERP Business (SyteLine) is a dynamic ERP solution for the Microsoft .NET technology platform that encompasses manufacturers’ needs from engineer to order to repetitive and is built, serviced, and managed by manufacturing professionals.
Baan was a vendor of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software that is now owned by Infor Global Solutions.
Oracle builds tools for database development and systems of middle-tier software, enterprise resource planning software (ERP), customer relationship management software (CRM) and supply chain management (SCM) software.
Microsoft Dynamics AX (DAX) is a complete ERP solution for enterprises that provides a purpose-built foundation across five industries, along with comprehensive, core ERP functionality for financial, human resources and operations management.
Autodesk Vault Connect® is an integration product developed for Autodesk. It provides the exchange of data between a client’s Autodesk Vault® environment with that of its corporate system or other business application. The transfer of data can be mapped from Vault to the client’s ERP system, and bi-directionally back, if desired. The process can be automated to allow for updates based on an action such as ‘Release’ in Vault or can be set up to be manually published at any time.
Autodesk Vault Connect® can also exchange data with other target applications; whether they be CAD, PLM, ECM, or ERP.