The NitroMation Warehouse was developed with CATERPILLAR INC. to address issues that no commercial solutions seem to be addressing. If you don’t like reading… check out the following video overviews of what this really cool software can do!
Why Was It Created?
Most Classification Systems focus on a specific problem – helping Designers and Engineers find and re-use/consume library parts. While that is a very valid reason for a Classification System to exist, after much research and consideration, it was decided “that was not good enough.” Since most systems are designed for a ‘singluar’ purpose and departmental user base, the skills required to use and interpret the results are often only useful for those with the skills to use them (specifically the designers and engineers).
The NitroMation Warehouse was specifically created to address Classification, Search, and Re-use issues BEYOND the technical/design user base. It was created to include not just technical/engineering users but also everyone else like purchasing, sales/marketing, quality, manufacturing, IT, dealers, aftermarket and catalog groups, and even stand-alone/custom applications.
The NitroMation Warehouse was created to solve the broader problem of truly sharing and consuming information at the enterprise level, not just in a single department.
A Safe Source of Data
The NitroMation Warehouse is a centralized ‘intelligent’ data warehouse that is visually easy-to-use, fast, secure, and above all, easy to integrate with the rest of your organization.
Companies waste MILLIONS of dollars “replicating” data and creating “duplicate” parts they can’t find. Identifying and preventing these issues from even occurring is critical to optimizing your company’s purchasing, distribution, inventory and item re-use efforts.
After years of research, it was decided that a “centralized” database of information would be the best method and overall approach for controlling and properly distributing information either within the company or around the world.
While the NitroMation Warehouse was designed to solve the needs of the Fortune 500, it has been commercialized so that medium-sized organizations can also benefit from its capabilities. It fundamentally enables a better understanding of your products, costs and the associated financial opportunities to reduce, reuse and optimize your business!
Here are some of the highlights:
Seamless Integration: The NitroMation Warehouse was written using today’s Web 2.0 Rich Internet Application (RIA) technologies (e.g. Adobe Flex), with a strong set of Web Service Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) for easy bi-directional integration into other business systems and environments. Because of this overall approach, the SAME interface and functionality can be accessed by ANY web browser on ANY computer from anywhere in the world. The NitroMation Warehouse even seamlessly integrates with PTC’s Pro/ENGINEER.
No Replication Required: Your company depends on the immediacy of quality information, and the NitroMation Warehouse enables it. The NitroMation Warehouse’s various interfaces and methods for searching allow different parts of your global organization (e.g. engineers, purchasing, catalog, after market, sales, dealers and even customers) to securely query and update information in real time, again from anywhere in the world.
Secure: The NitroMation Warehouse can be easily implemented within a matter of weeks and can be integrated with your existing business systems. Its security model can be easily integrated into your existing LDAP services and connected to other business systems bi-directionally via its Web Service API and framework.
What’s Next? If your company is considering a catalog or global distribution environment for component information, you must take a closer look at the NitroMation Warehouse. Contact us for more info!