New PLM Software Developed Specifically for Small Business

PDXpert Offers Fast, Affordable "Download & Run" Product Management

CASTLE ROCK, Colorado, January 23, 2007 -- Active Sensing, Inc. (ASI) today released PDXpert® PLM product lifecycle management software, which is specifically designed to meet the requirements of growing companies.

Until now, many PLM solutions sold to smaller companies have been repackaged versions of enterprise-class software, simply concealing irrelevant features while still demanding an expensive IT infrastructure. Usability is often sacrificed, and training and support costs increased, by deploying heavy 1990s-era Java clients, web servers and database servers. Even the purchase can be time-consuming: suppliers emphasize process over results with uninformative websites, multiple sales calls, complicated service proposals, and annoying license negotiations.

In contrast, PDXpert PLM has been designed to address smaller companies' data management processes: it's simple to use and flexible to apply while improving product data accessibility and security. PDXpert PLM offers true PLM capabilities: document and part definition, bill of materials (BOM) management, electronic file library (vault), and change forms with approval workflow. Its rich client includes advanced features like free-form text searches; category-based item numbering; drag-and-drop construction of parts and bills of materials; unique undo/redo editing; user-defined custom properties; and easy data export.

Equally important, ASI has streamlined the entire evaluation, purchase and support experience to reflect a smaller company's acquisition needs. ASI's website offers immediate access to product literature; free, fully-functional evaluation software via download; helpful technical installation and configuration documentation; attractive no-haggle pricing; and flexible perpetual- and subscription-based licensing alternatives. Questions are answered by a friendly, knowledgeable support team.

A complete single-user PDXpert PLM system can be installed for just US$999, and volume discounts reduce licenses to as little as US$499 per user; maintenance contracts are optional. An all-inclusive subscription license costs as little as US$25 per month, well below ASP-hosted PLM systems. PDXpert PLM is available now at the www.BuyPLM.com website.

About Active Sensing, Inc.

Since 1994, Active Sensing, Inc. (ASI) has been providing affordable product management solutions for manufacturing companies around the world, from start-ups to the Fortune 500. Unique in the PLM industry, ASI strives for a simple, no-hassle PLM experience with fully-functional evaluation systems that can be downloaded and tried prior to purchase; published prices and discounts; choice of perpetual or subscription licenses; simple installation; and straight-forward application administration and simple user interface.

PDXpert® is a registered trademark, and the PDXpert, PDXplorer, PLMX and Active Sensing names and logos are trademarks of Active Sensing, Inc. All other product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

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