Hi Frances, Thank you for reaching out. We extensively use Dynamics GP's manufacturing functionality and have integrated it with a 3rd party PLM and another 3rd party MES. As we look at our digital strategy & footprint, we are investigating replacing our PLM with one that may integrate more readily with GP. Some of our key PLM controls involve Product Regulatory, Product and Supporting Product Documentation ECO and Revision Management. Our engineering team has been tasked with addressing the core requirements within our PLM that cannot be supported elsewhere. We do not think, however, that core GP ECO controls are robust enough for our needs as they currently stand. Most of our ECR / ECO controls are currently in our PLM. The results are mapped to GP via a Connector.
I would be interested to hear more about Horizons engineering change functionality to see if that would satisfy some of the functionality that ties us to our current PLM - allowing us to potentially address gaps elsewhere. Other than some minor modifications, we try to avoid the custom build manufacturing world. A key consideration today for us is the ease integration-of a solution (built to work with MS GP preferably) versus a best of breed approach. As a MS House, we have exploited the MS ISV eco system to extend the functionally of GP. Unfortunately, we are struggling to find a PLM solution. Most that we see are tied to the more extensive ERP systems, like Oracle, SAP, Dynamics 365, Infor, etc., whether native or add-on functionality. We have several initiatives and project underway, all supporting our corporate lean and digital transformation strategy driving this review. We may be looking at our MES tool as well. So that may a further discussion.
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Then you need the QBD program to pull that into GP. QBD's adapter is already configured to work with GP. It scales pretty well too. We have one customer who uses QBD to synch all their Arena data - 3k items, 1k BOMS, 5-levels deep - on a nightly schedule. Been running 3 years with no problems.
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