PDXpert PLM Software
Simple, flexible product lifecycle management software for growing companies™
PDXpert PLM software awards, reviews & comments
PDXpert streamlines PLM functionalities — such as bill of materials (BOM), revision control and change management — into lightweight processes with immediate benefits.
Users can choose to install PDXpert on their local network or use private hosting, addressing public cloud security concerns. Additionally, flexible, simple-to-manage role- and membership-based permissions take account of item status, project team membership, file access, and a variety of subtle security issues. Active Sensing's affordable pricing and flexible licensing models translates into low project cost and a quick payback on the initial investments made by the organization, perfectly catering to the needs of smaller/medium businesses.
Breaking the Myth of Complex and Expensive PLM, CIO Review
PDXpert PLM software lets you maximize product design time while reducing administrative costs.
When you use PDXpert PLM system, you can protect and store a number of electronic documents that your company needs, such as design specifications and files. Processing changes in products is efficient with this system. Documenting and tracking changes are standard capabilities of the PDXpert PLM software.
Whether you're operating a small, medium-sized or large business, cost management and profit maintenance are both important considerations. PDXpert PLM encourages employee collaboration and reduces the risk of losing files, as you can store the documents themselves in the system.
This PLM solution requires a Windows-based operating system. Since you can customize the software for your needs, you don't need to worry about outgrowing it. One benefit to firms that operate with cloud-based technology is the private cloud server option, which maintains data security.
Top Ten Product Lifecycle Management Software (2015), TopTenReviews.com™
PDXpert gets you into PLM without busting the bank or compromising on the vital functionality that you need to get control over your data and processes.
Anthony Lockwood, Editor, Desktop Engineering magazine
PDXpert is a great tool. We are a small company just getting started and we were able to select just the tools we needed at this time without being burdened with a lot of overhead. As we grow, it is clear that the system will have all the capabilities we need and we will not outgrow it. We looked at several systems and none had the versatility. The fact that we start off at a lower cost and only increase the cost as we need more capability is another benefit.
The support was better than I have ever experienced. Even when it was getting a deeper level of understanding the functions and not necessarily technical, I had their complete focus. I would have thought I was their only customer. The extensive help system as well as the on line tutorials makes getting up to speed straight forward.
I have to say that PDXpert PLM product support is great! PDXpert PLM is very customizable, and easy to use and implement. I have experience with more expensive modular systems and PDXpert can pretty much do what any of those expensive ones do. Setting up the tool is very easy and the website contains lots of information to help you implement it, such as best practices and great tutorials for user training. Over all it's a great product.
Highly Recommended. PDXpert is one of the easiest to learn and most flexible systems I have ever used. The online training is clear and complete, the contextual help is very good. Functionality is comprehensive. However, the best aspect of PDXpert by far is the tech support. It turns a good product into an outstanding one.
It's been a pleasure working with you throughout the years, you're one of my favorite vendors with your superior customer service.
PDXpert helped get our documentation under control!
Pros: The system was very easy to implement. PDXpert meets all of our needs. It is flexible enough to allow us to configure it the way we want it. The customer support is fabulous. If I have any questions, I just pick up the phone and call. They are very responsive. I've been using PDXpert for 8 months and it has really helped our engineering and operations organizations get our item master, bills of materials, and engineering documentation under control.
Cons: As with any system, PDXpert has its limitations. The limitations are minor, however. The out-of-the-box reports are adequate. We paid for 1 custom report and will probably get more reports in the future. But, for now, we have what we need.
Overall: I highly recommend this system — very easy to use, great search engine, lots of flexibility.
I am amazed by the clarity and simplicity of PDXpert. I have worked extensively on ENOVIA and SmarTeam, but I appreciate the architecture of PDXpert.
Engineering Data Organised - At Last!
Pros: Existing part number / description database imported without any problems. Logical layout of windows makes finding and using data easy. Excellent search function. Comprehensive 'Help' system makes system easy to learn for new users. Extensive technical help files available from Technical Support for more advanced users, and for 'Best Practice' advice. Rapid and knowledgeable response from Application Engineer to all our questions. PDXpert makes finding the interrelationship between all of our parts effortless, including our Suppliers' part numbers. Clicking on file references within PDXpert immediately opens the corresponding drawing, specification, document or file, saving hours of time and greatly improving the use and reuse of parts in new and revised designs with substantial reduction in cost of inventory.
Cons: No problems with PDXpert itself. However, we have not yet integrated the PDXpert database with our Business / Accounting system — which is due for replacement. Many of the Business / Accounting systems we have looked at so far attempt to perform some of the part interrelationship functions that are handled much better by PDXpert. Therefore we are looking for a replacement Business / Accounting system that can synchronize part data with PDXpert either using PDXpert's standardized database system (preferably) or via a custom data integration program.
Overall: Computer assisted design and drafting systems (CAD) are nice to have, but in my experience a good Product Lifecycle Management System (PLM) is essential. If absolutely necessary, we could live without CAD and use manual techniques, but there is no known way to handle the complex interrelationship between parts without access to a well designed Product Data Management system. A PLM system is even more useful! I am convinced that the return on investment from our PDXpert PLM system is far greater than the ROI from our CAD system. However, it is difficult to prove because we can only record time and money spent, there is no accurate way that we know of to estimate how much time and money we do not have to spend now that we have a better way to handle our increasing data management requirements.
PDXpert is an enterprise class tool that offers powerful capabilities with the scalability to support our ongoing growth.
I can highly recommend PDXpert for use in a manufacturing business.... We have found it to be very customizable and friendly to use. PDXpert links to Altium very well. Our engineers are very satisfied with the integration between the two and when asked about the integration said that it was very fast and works well. The support for PDXpert is excellent. Anytime I have wanted to understand something or create a custom solution to a problem I have contacted support and always gotten a timely response with exactly what I need. Active Sensing has always been very helpful for anything we have wanted to do. PDXpert has had the best technical support of any software I have dealt with before. I wish all our software at our company was like PDXpert.
We are using this product more and more. So far working very well for us.
Quick searches using Internet type search techniques; 5-star support was like having a direct line to the engineering department; Customer feedback was solicited, taken and often incorporated into future releases; Short learning curve got me up and running quickly. ...Perfect for small and medium sized companies.
Try looking at PDXpert by Active Sensing... Good system at a low cost.
The system is very capable but at the same time does not try to incorporate functions outside of its primary remit which often causes complication with other vendor systems. The ability to hold information within one database and produce quick reports giving key financial and material data is something that is just not possible easily with spreadsheets often used by smaller enterprises.
The ability to easily produce structured BOMs and keep track of where parts are used is something that should not be underestimated. Changes of parts are immediately reflected throughout without having to think about and potentially miss with manual systems.
The technical support provided through your own dedicated application engineer is exemplary. For a UK based enterprise the initial concern is how do we cope when we need help. That has been completely dispelled by the swiftness that questions have been answered.
Its ability to be customised and its scalability allows it to grow with the business without the fear that at some point it will be necessary to move to another system.
Most of the systems we looked at cost $30,000 and up. And most did not have all of the pieces we were looking for in a PDM.