Andover, MA — Omnify Software announces Omnify Empower, Omnify Software’s next generation PLM solution based on the Microsoft .NET Framework. New functionality such as Project Management, Quality Management, and Training Monitor, improves visibility to all aspects of product development for manufacturers and extends the capabilities of the PLM solution to support better design practices, improved product quality, and shorter development cycles.
Omnify Empower leverages Web Services to deliver the next level of open architecture for easier data sharing and customization. Web Services enhances Omnify Software’s existing open platform for 3rd party integrations and enables easy customization of user interfaces and reports. The ability to tailor user interfaces creates a familiar environment for users, assuring a simple transition from legacy practices. Custom reporting offers high-level views of key development data to identify trends and issues early in the development cycle.
Key new modules and enhancements include:
• Project Management Module automates the management of tasks and project schedules for a more accurate view of project progress and completion. Project Management also offers Automated Tasks that allow external and system actions to automatically update project progress. Capturing all product and program data in Empower offers executive views for accurate prediction of deliverables, and analysis features facilitate recognition of common problems that impact deadline-sensitive development activities.
• Quality Management Module automates capturing and routing of data related to product issues and defects (CAR, NCMR, SCAR, field complaints) in a Closed-loop Corrective and Preventive Action (CAPA) system. This provides a mechanism to identify, classify and resolve quality issues. The system’s Resolution Tasks help manufacturers identify the resources and actions required for closure on issues.
• Training Monitor tracks and documents all internal and external training. This provides a facility to associate required training and/or testing directly with events such as new product launches, implementation of product changes, and internal process changes. The Training Monitor assures Regulatory Compliance for manufacturers and, combined with Quality Management, fulfills the specific needs of medical manufacturers required to meet the FDA 21 CFR Part 820 Quality System Regulation.
• Additional Enhancements include increased system performance, improved reporting and extended vendor data and service objects management. A new Help Desk feature supports multiple formats including video, html, PDF, among others and allows users to incorporate their own help and guidance to ensure adherence to corporate guidelines.