PDS Search Portal is our most popular application. It is simply a layer on top of Windchill made to enable business specific tasks via a portal interface. The portal is easy to customize and often implemented with a few departmental-specific designs.
Search – Improve PLM ease of use
In its standard form it simplifies the search of information within Windchill PDMLink and easily links the search response to a publishing or printing process. Below are some examples of use cases:
- R&D – Publish drawings and documents from entire projects into one folder with an attached document list in Excel format
- Procurement – Find all sheet metal parts in a structure and publish all CAD models to STEP format
- Production – Replace the drawing archive with a simplified search and print
- Support – Easily create a problem report and link it to the failing item
Report – Improve Business intelligence
The growing need for reporting has made us develop our own tool for PLM Business Intelligence as a part of our PDS Search Portal application, allowing you to navigate to reports from process charts, track changes or simply report general business metrics, all from customizable views. The change view is a standard view that required by many and allows you to track change management progress from a single page of information. If needed the tool can be adopted to fit any process.