Odoo Product Lifecycle Management (PLM)

Discover How Odoo Open Source ERP and CYOP Can Help Your Company Increase Productivity, Eliminate Re-Keying, and Improve Reporting and Accuracy of Data.

Odoo Product Lifecycle Management (PLM)


Odoo PLM

If your business uses SolidWorks or ThinkDesign computer aided design (CAD) software and you require Product Lifecycle (PLM) or Revision Management capabilities, Omnia Solutions has a perfect solution that seamlessly integrates with Odoo, today's leading open source ERP software.

Odoo PLM is an open source PLM module for Odoo that integrates with SolidWorks or ThinkDesign CAD software to add robust features such as Product Lifecycle & Revision Management, Bill of Materials (BOM) Management, Spare Parts Management, Global Product Development, and Advanced Document Management including vaulting & record locking.

The Odoo PLM module reads all document data, parts data, BOM relationships, CAD file relationships, groups, and labels from SolidWorks or ThinkDesign, and transfers that data directly into Odoo.

One of the great features of Odoo PLM is that your design team doesn't need to learn a new application. They just need to learn a few easy buttons on a toolbar and some menu commands inside the CAD application they're already using:

Odoo PLM Toolbar

With the addition of the Odoo PLM toolbar and menu, the following commands may be executed:

  • About
  • Log-in
  • Check-In current document
  • Recursive Check-In from current document
  • Check-Out current document
  • Save into Odoo PLM
  • Edit part data
  • Assign document data
  • Open document by document search
  • Import document by document search
  • Open document by document search
  • Import by document search
  • Clone current document
  • Revision current document
  • Document comment
  • Purge Working Area

The following graphic illustrates an import of a CAD drawing stored in Odoo into the CAD system by searching for a document:

Odoo PLM: Import Document To CAD From Document Search

CAD drawings may also be opened/imported from Odoo by searching for a specific part giving a very powerful view of exactly where and how a part is used:

Odoo PLM: Import Document To CAD From Part Search

When a document is "checked-out", it can be done with the option of "locking" the drawing so no one else can make changes to the document while it is being edited. And, attached to the drawing is a Parts Data screen that allows the input of additional information about the part. The data fields contained in the Parts Data screen may be customized, as needed, to suit the individual needs of each business:

Odoo PLM: Edit Part Data

Once saved in the CAD system, the drawing and all parts data are also exported and saved in Odoo where it becomes available for advanced reporting within the ERP system, and, the CAD image is visible within Odoo:

Odoo PLM: Save to ERP

For more information on Odoo or CYOP's open source ERP solutions, please contact us or signup for a FREE Business Process Assessment.

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CYOP employs a proven project management methodology that includes a detailed requirements analysis to effectively discern feature/function requirements before any development efforts begin which minimizes deployment time and necessary re-work.

The CYOP planning process includes development of a basic Functional Design, a Gap Analyis to determine custom development efforts, a Data Migration Strategy to ensure data from current systems can be effectively migrated to the new system, and a Systems Interface Design to describe any external systems that need to be integrated and how that will be accomplished.

CYOP's Project Implementation Roadmap combines a coordinated technical programming and development effort with sound project management to effectively bridge the gap between the client and the programmers to ensure business objectives, and not just a programming exercise, are achieved.

CYOP leverages free open source software to build for our clients an application that is highly customized for thier business and that they OWN. Because the finished application is owned by the customer who has full access to the souce code, there is no vendor lock-in and the application can never be obsoleted since with a large community of open source programmers able to ensure ongoing development and support.

A key component in the implementation of any ERP system is the training of personnel and ongoing support. Users must be effectively trained in any improved revised business processes in addition to system feature/function. Common ERP training programs tend to focus on general system functions. Then, employees go back to their desks and don't know what to do. CYOP's ERP training focuses on working with the individual company personnel to make sure they know how to do their jobs, so once the new ERP system is live, employees already know what to do.

Additionally, a sound support process and infrastructure ensures personnel have a way to escalate any questions or issues and that any bugs are promptly addressed.

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CYOP's services combine the best features of open source software with the best features of Software as a Service (SaaS), enabling organizations to effectively own, control, and further develop and modify as needed, their own ERP software application without the large expenses of hardware acquisition & maintenance, software licensing, data center facilities or an IT staff.

The CYOP team has extensive experience in enterprise computing and has successfully implemented numerous Odoo ERP solutions resulting in increased revenues and growth for our clients.

By leveraging Odoo open source ERP software with CYOP planning, implementation and support services, even a smaller businesses can afford an enterprise-class ERP solution with no capital expenses, no hardware to maintain, no software license fees, and no need for on-site technical personnel. On-premises solutions are also available if desired.

CYOP specializes in Odoo and Openbravo open source ERP solutions. We have a great Odoo PLM ("Product Lifecycle Management") solution for manufacturers using Solidworks or ThinkDesign CAD; and, we can also integrate robust eCommerce and point of sale (POS) options for clients that operate in the retail and restaurant industries.


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