Upgrades from PolyDyne

New applications give OEMs, contract manufacturers Internet-sourcing options

Austin, TX  October 1, 2001  PolyDyne Software has released upgrades to two of its sourcing applications, adding a Web-based architecture and new Internet capabilities to its direct materials sourcing solutions for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and contract electronics manufacturers (CEMs).

DesignWiniX, designed for OEMs, adds new Internet and reporting capabilities, as well as greater integration with backend systems, to an application intended to accelerate supply chain communications, simplify quote and procurement tasks and enhance commodity management for OEMs.

QuoteWiniX, targeting CEMs, adds a new Web-based architecture, new integration technology and dynamic reporting capabilities to the QuoteWin solution, which is intended to automate and optimize the sourcing of direct material for the electronics manufacturing industry.

PolyDyne built both applications around iXchange, the company's new Web-based architecture, which provides a secure, Internet-based infrastructure that the company says can deliver rapid deployment and scalability to meet a manufacturer's global supply chain requirements.

iXchange manages the complexities of format translation and transformation, supply chain partner integration and maintenance, and system efficiency. The solution provider says that iXchange enables OEMs and CEMs to develop cross-departmental business process integration that can improve the design, source and quote process.

"We have been working with our OEM customers to develop an e-sourcing solution that specifically meets the requirements of the OEM for several years now," said David Tabb, PolyDyne's CEO. In particular, the solution provider says its customers were looking for quick and easy software implementations, as well as a fast return on investment.

Both upgraded applications integrate directly with enterprise resource planning (ERP) and legacy systems using XML technology, and the software allows OEMs to communicate with their supply chain partners through the Web, e-mail, XML or EDI.

The iXchange solutions start at $75,000.