PDXpert PLM 2008 Edition Introduces XML Data Export, Vista Compatibility

New Release Improves Performance and Search Capabilities, Is Simpler to Manage

CASTLE ROCK, Colorado, October 30, 2007 -- Active Sensing, Inc. (ASI) today released PDXpert® PLM 2008 Edition product lifecycle management software, which has been improved to further meet the unique requirements of growing companies.

PDXpert 2008 implements the open PLMX™ (Product Lifecycle Management eXchange) file format for data export, which is optimized for exporting part data and bills of materials to downstream ERP systems. The standards-based PLMX data file combines XML-based product properties with related CAD and other product data files which are compressed ("zipped") into a simple and flexible package that can be exchanged with supply chain partners.

Using the built-in support for XML transformation ("XSLT") documents, PDXpert 2008 can now export ERP-compatible files directly from the PLM system without intermediate software translators. PLMX data can also be transformed into other commonly-used file formats such as Microsoft® Office Excel® XLS and CSV text. Customized reports can be added to PDXpert 2008 by combining PLMX data with XML-based Report Definition Language Client-side (RDLC) directives. ASI can meet customers' ERP import and reporting requirements through a new service to create specialized XSLTs and RDLCs.

The new PDXpert 2008 software also improves its already easy to use Google™-like search algorithm by indexing a richer set of part, document and change attributes. Overall application performance has been improved with faster item loading and a streamlined object data model. New administrative features simplify application management through an improved "hands-off" self-installation; server-side workflow email settings; software updates using client-side auto-detection, download and installation; and Microsoft Vista™ compatibility.

ASI's product website, BuyPLM.com, continues to offer a simple alternative to the typical PLM software experience. BuyPLM.com provides immediate access to product literature; free, fully-functional evaluation software via download; helpful user guides and on-line training videos; 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 2008 system can be licensed for just US$999, and volume discounts reduce licenses to as little as US$499 per user; annual maintenance is optional. An all-inclusive subscription license costs as little as US$25 per month, well below ASP-hosted PLM systems. The PDXpert PLM 2008 Edition 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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