Leading European PLM integrator extends its strategy to product cost analysis
Keonys, the leading European integrator of Dassault Systèmes product lifecycle management (PLM) solutions, “the 3DEXPERIENCE company”, and aPriori, the leading provider of enterprise product cost management software for discrete manufacturing, today announced a new partnership. The agreement continues Keonys’ partnership strategy to extend its offering to enterprise cost analysis and will enable European manufacturers and suppliers to identify quantifiable cost savings in material, tooling and labor throughout the product development lifecycle.
The goal is to enable industrial manufacturing to identify sources of measurable savings by optimizing the cost of materials, manufacturing processes and workmanship throughout the development cycle of a product.
The growth of the PLM market
The PLM market continues to grow rapidly in manufacturing, particularly in areas such as engineering systems and realistic simulation where Keonys is a key actor. aPriori’s Product Cost Management software platform helps manufacturing companies attack cost at the point of origin by equipping design, engineering, sourcing and manufacturing professionals with the knowledge and technology infrastructure to quickly and precisely determine the cost of a part or complete product. The software complements Keonys’ expertise by leveraging computer-aided design and intelligent cost models to quickly and automatically generate detailed manufacturing analysis and cost estimates and quantify the impact of changes to product design, materials, manufacturing processes, volumes and location.
The software also enables users to leverage product cost data hosted in other critical enterprise applications to communicate product cost information between all functional organizations involved in product definition and delivery. This includes the import of complex engineering Bills of Materials (BOMs) from ERP, PLM or other enterprise applications
Take advantage of the data
Avec aPriori, chaque utilisateur peut tirer le meilleur profit des données contenues dans d’autres applications essentielles, et diffuser l’information relative au coût des produits auprès de toutes les unités fonctionnelles qui participent à la définition et à la fabrication du produit. Cela va jusqu’à l’importation de nomenclatures d’ingénierie complexes provenant d’autres applications (ERP, PLM ou autres).
The manufacturing domain is a major growth axis for Keonys. We have a long experience in manufacturing industries and the way the main OEM and their sub-contractors have to collaborate, innovate and manage costs. Design to cost practices, OEM-subcontractor negotiations, and the capability to update and optimize manufacturing resources are really key factors to accelerate the return on investment of any PLM implementation.
Our partnership with aPriori will help companies assess in product cost in real time throughout the entire product development process, thanks to its tight integration with main 3D CAD software and their comprehensive knowledge of mechanical parts assemblies and manufacturing process
Bruno Puechoultres, Vice-President responsible for strategy at Keonys.
The combination of Keonys’ leading capabilities in PLM and aPriori’s enterprise product cost management provides significant opportunities for European manufacturers using Dassault Systèmes CATIA as their 3D CAD modeling solution
Ludovic Corbelet, Sales Manager of aPriori.
In addition to the dramatic cost savings, our joint offerings will also accelerate time to market and increase product innovation by enabling engineers to quickly understand the cost implications of alternative designs.
aPriori software and services generate hard-dollar product cost savings for discrete manufacturing and product innovation companies. Using aPriori’s real-time product cost assessments, employees in engineering, sourcing and manufacturing make more-informed decisions that drive costs out of products pre- and post-production. With aPriori, manufacturers launch products at cost targets, maximize savings in re-work projects and avoid overpaying for sourced parts. To learn more about aPriori and its product cost management solutions and services, visit www.apriori.com or call 1.978.371.2006.
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