Integrated Partner Solutions, Inc.: En route to Seamless Data Management

Gene Perry, VP
In this rapidly developing world, product data management (PDM) software has emerged as a reliable companion to computer-aided design (CAD) functions, owing to the former’s ability to orchestrate a centralized and accessible system for materials information and design elements. An ideal PDM system would facilitate improved collaboration between different departments, secure data management, and all-in-all, foster a repository of all vital prerequisites needed to achieve definitive business goals. However, most of the solutions available in the market fail to match this steep benchmark, let alone surpass it, all the while lacking basic capabilities such as accountability, reportability, and tracking. Moreover, with users working remotely, software providers are unable to educate them adequately on the effective utilization of applications for discrete use cases. With training, knowledge-sharing activities, or any assistance switched to a digital environment, companies are in acute need of a partner that, in addition to providing reliable PDM solutions, focuses on educating the users on becoming self-sufficient.

Addressing these issues concerning PDM is Integrated Partner Solutions (IPS)— – a pioneer in engineering document management. “Through our reliable solutions and support services, we provide utilitarian integrations to the clients involved in SolidWorks, Solid Edge, Inventor, AutoCAD, and other CAD workflows,” says Gene Perry, the VP of Integrated Partner Solutions. The company’s focused solution, MechWorks PDM, is unprecedented in providing a centralized database environment with an emphasis on flexibility, automation, improved knowledge sharing, and transparency amongst the users.

A noteworthy feature within MechWorks PDM is the ability to generate unique links between multiple physical files created using Inventor, Solid Edge, SolidWorks, or other CAD software, thereby retaining the same part number regardless of being converted into multiple file formats. With a linked group of files being synced with the same part number within MechWorks PDM, anytime a piece of information is being reviewed by an individual, all the related linked files are reviewed for the corresponding information at the same time. Therefore, tracking the files, as well as making them accessible to others in a secured manner, becomes effortless.
MechWorks PDM’s configuration management functionality enables a single design model to be converted to multiple configurations that can be properly represented, each with its own part number. This truly becomes favorable for clients in handling accurate bills-of-materials. Moreover, IPS’ state-of-the-art workflow maintains accurate records of any change request, relevant approver, time of approval, and more, all of which can be exported easily for accurate documentation.

To ensure that clients obtain the comprehensive benefits of its solutions, IPS concentrates on improving the knowledge of the end-users along with the necessary training on the actual applicability of the solutions. To that end, IPS has successfully transitioned from on-site to remote learning, focusing on offering more interactive and impactful learning avenues devoid of hindrances. Instead of a classroom setting, users gain the necessary information through educational modules, videos, and other resources at their own convenience from anywhere in the world.

IPS’ collaboration with clients from the aviation industry illustrates its expertise in providing robust and flexible PDM solutions. Owing to the number of regulations involved in aviation workflows, every piece of information needs to be well-documented for the approval of any project— – an area in which MechWorks PDM excels. Rather than developing one-off customized solutions to for its client, IPS has always strived toward improving the core MechWorks PDM solution and continually incorporating user feedback for the betterment of its solutions. This on-going relationship with clients proves to be a critical element in providing users with greater control over engineering workflows by offering them the much-needed accessibility for collaboration.

With such prosperous engagements with clients, the company is now focusing on vertical integration between MechWorks PDM and ERP/SAP environments. Through such partnerships and technological adaptations, IPS aspires to bring link mode capabilities into those environments that would allow stakeholders to receive notifications when faced with any flaws in designs prior to manufacturing them on a large-scale. “We will continue investing in new software and tools to improve the capabilities of our employees and stay ahead of the curve, all for the benefit of our clients,” concludes the VP.

Company
Integrated Partner Solutions, Inc

Headquarters
Hammond, Wisconsin

Management
Gene Perry, VP

Description
Integrated Partner Solutions (IPS) marries the utility of MechWorks PDM software with the versatility of engineering design and simulation tools, deriving greater workflow efficiency and collaboration. The company’s focused solution, MechWorks PDM, is unprecedented in providing a centralized database environment with an emphasis on flexibility, automation, improved knowledge sharing, and transparency amongst the users. MechWorks PDM’s configuration management functionality enables a single design model to be converted to multiple configurations that can be properly represented, each with its own part number. Moreover, IPS’ state-of-the-art workflow maintains accurate records of any change request, relevant approver, time of approval, and more, all of which can be exported easily for accurate documentation