Accurate transfer of Bill of Materials (BOM) data is a critical step in the design-to-production process. However, manually transferring this data to the ERP system can be time-consuming and error-prone. powerGate streamlines this process by providing a tool that enables precise and efficient transfer of BOM data to your ERP system, reducing the risk of errors and improving your business processes.
Take a look at the list of ERP systems we have connected before
powerGate provides automation and customization features, seamless integration with Autodesk Vault, flawless BOM transfers, and centralized data management. These benefits result in reduced manual processes, increased productivity, improved communication, and eliminates errors. powerGate streamlines workflows, leading to better business outcomes and efficiency.
Comparing current BOM in the Vault with the corresponding BOM in the ERP system can be helpful when updating a BOM becomes complex.
powerGate offers a user-friendly BOM transfer dialog that efficiently compares the two BOMs.
Differences between the BOMs are highlighted through a color-coded system.
The tool allows for easy assessment of necessary modifications and secure implementation of changes.
Collaboration with team members is also facilitated through the use of this feature.
powerGate can execute multilevel BOM transfers in a single step.
The tool transfers the BOM level by level, loading the complete multilevel BOM into the transfer dialog.
The BOM is compared with ERP to identify necessary actions.
powerGate ensures correct transfer of all BOM levels.
powerGate displays BOM and component information that cannot be created or updated due to business rules or transfer failure.
Provides immediate notification to the designer or engineer of the specific issue affecting the BOM.
Enables prompt resolution of the problem, avoiding unnecessary delays.
Creating all required ERP items for a BOM can be time-consuming.
powerGate allows for loading of a complete multilevel BOM for processing.
The tool facilitates identification and creation of missing items, or updates for existing items.
powerGate simplifies the process of identifying pending changes and updates for involved items.
New item numbers may come from design/engineering or ERP.
powerGate generates the next available item number from the Vault, ERP, or other sources.
The tool facilitates quick and easy creation of required items within designer applications.
powerGate can handle simple sequential numbers or complex numbering schemes.
powerGate extends Autodesk Vault, Autodesk Inventor, and AutoCAD.
The tool provides direct access to ERP data and related workflows within the authoring tool.
Users can create an ERP item from Inventor using powerGate.
powerGate facilitates direct storage of the ERP item number in the Inventor BOM.
The CAD BOM requires raw materials and purchased parts.
powerGate provides a search dialog within Inventor for finding ERP items as raw materials.
The search dialog also allows inserting purchased parts as virtual components.
After completing the 3D model, the BOM can be transferred to the ERP system without any additional editing or manipulation.
powerGate provides a live connection to the ERP system via the native ERP API.
All actions like creating or updating items or BOMs happen in real-time without any delay or need for synchronization.
The ERP system provides error messages to the user through powerGate if entered data is not compliant with business rules.
The live connection displays item and BOM information within Vault, giving access to ERP data without leaving the application.
There is no data redundancy as every action and feedback is immediate and up-to-date.
Item numbers can be pulled from ERP, BOMs can be compared, and workflows can be wired.
PowerGate checks for various parameters while releasing an assembly in Vault
It verifies the existence of all involved items, flags them as deleted or obsolete if required
PowerGate checks if the items are up to date and valid for the given ERP client/site
Validation of ERP-related data during Vault lifecycle operations ensures synchronization between engineering data and ERP data
This helps to prevent downstream problems
Purchase and production departments often require PDFs, DXFs, and other file formats.
powerJobs can be used in combination with powerGate for generating these files automatically.
Metadata, lifecycle state, and permissions can also be published to the ERP system alongside the generated files.
Modern ERP systems typically provide an API like web-services (SOAP), which allows powerGate to communicate with the ERP system and cover all the features described on this page.
Older ERP systems may not have a native API, but typically the ERP vendor or partner can provide one. We have connected over 20 different ERP systems around the globe, including SAP, Microsoft, and many others. In case your ERP system is not listed here, do not worry: just get in touch and we will make it work!
Thanks to a smart concept, customizations remain compatible across powerGate and Vault versions. powerGate supports the current and two previous Vault versions. Older versions are available in case your Vault has not been updated for a while.
powerGate is licensed as an annual subscription and is renewed from year to year. The license period can be aligned with your Autodesk subscription. The license is valid per Vault seat for the powerGate Client Collection and per Job Processor for the powerGate Server.
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