Your company has a goal of being able extend the reach of product data of a variety of types out to the larger enterprise, and beyond into your supply chain, partner community, or customer base. You may or may not have a Product Data Management (PDM) or Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) system, but you’ve determined that just building a database of product information doesn’t go far enough. You want to incorporate product data into a collaborative environment, specifically Microsoft SharePoint, so that your process improvement efforts can be supported with getting the right product data to the right person at the right time.
If this sounds like you, then Actify’s DesignShare is your solution. Combining the benefits of the SpinFire products with Microsoft’s SharePoint platform, we can deliver a total solution for collaboration around product data.
DesignShare uses the ability of Publisher to extract pertinent data from the CAD systems, and when combined with ability of SharePoint to gain access to information contained in PLM or other line of business systems, users have a full view of all relevant product data
While SharePoint provides the ability to manage documents and other forms of data, DesignShare takes this a step further by linking the product data to the documents in which its used, and can provide notifications of updates, and in some cases, update automatically, if the author choses
When combined with SharePoint’s versioning and history capabilities, DesignShare can provide a trail of who has used what product data, where and when.
Product data managed with DesignShare can be used to populate various sites used by internal teams, partners, and suppliers.
DesignShare is fully integrated with both the Microsoft Office applications, SharePoint workflow, and the complete SpinFire client product family.
The ability to search for relevant product data and related documents, and automatically generate collaborative workspaces, is fully supported.
DesignShare enables the use of product data from within SharePoint’s social capabilities, using features such as blogs and wikis, chat sessions, and fully supports social functions such as tagging and personal sites (My Sites).
By utilizing the SharePoint platform, DesignShare extends authentication and privileges to the access of key intellectual property and other assets.