PDXpert PLM

Product lifecycle management solution for growing companies

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PDXpert PLM Overview

What is PDXpert PLM?

PDXpert PLM is a product lifecycle management solution designed for small and mid-sized companies. The solution allows users to manage the entire product lifecycle, from obtaining details related to parts and maintaining product documents, to revisions made in the documents. The solution can be deployed on-premise or in the cloud.

This software enables its users to increase their revenue, decrease per-unit product cost and administrative overhead expenses. PDXpert PLM can be installed by users themselves and updates are installed automatically. It allows users to import all of their product data from previous software or spreadsheets. The company also provides data migration services to its users.

The key modules of PDXpert PLM are parts and Bill of Materials management; document control and file management; and change forms and workflow.

The parts and Bills of Material (BOM) management module allow users to assign documents and part numbers based on item types and create bills of materials. This creates a part object which has details such as auto-numbering with description, unit of measure, attached design files and approved suppliers. This part object can be viewed, edited and assigned to BOM.

The document control and file management module allow users to manage document revisions and comply with regulatory standards such as ISO-9000 or FDA 21 CFR Part 820, 21 CFR Part 11 and more. File management feature provides text search for documents and files, revision management and role based access.

Change Management and Workflow module allow users to define change process and create workflows. The software helps in assigning reviewers, observers and rules for each change.

PDXpert PLM Overview

Pricing

Starting from
US$17,00/month

Pricing options

Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

The software is available in both perpetual and subscription pricing.

The average prices for annual subscription are:
Single User - $49.00/user/month
Workgroup - $24.50/user/month (10 full-functional and 10 read-only users)
Corporate - $17.00/user/month (100 full-functional and 100 read-only users)

Full-function license for 24 month period:
300 users - $20.00/user/month
100 users - $24.00/user/month
30 users - $31.00/user/month
10 users - $35.00/user/month
3 users - $40.00/user/month
1 user - $44.00/user/month


PDXpert PLM Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
United States, Canada, India
Supported Languages
English

Media

Reports include product details by type, number, name and owner
Search functionality allows a free flow text search of database and file content
Bills of materials include bills by product owner, type, number and name
Allows users to create multiple part categories
Search for parts with PDXpert's item explorer
PDXpert PLM video PDXpert PLM video PDXpert PLM screenshot: Reports include product details by type, number, name and owner PDXpert PLM screenshot: Search functionality allows a free flow text search of database and file content PDXpert PLM screenshot: Bills of materials include bills by product owner, type, number and name PDXpert PLM screenshot: Allows users to create multiple part categories PDXpert PLM screenshot: Search for parts with PDXpert's item explorer

PDXpert PLM Reviews

PDXpert PLM Reviews

Overall rating
4,6
/
5
Excellent
12

Very good
7

Average
0

Poor
0

Terrible
0

Value for Money
4,7
Features
4,4
Ease of Use
4,6
Customer Support
4,9
100% recommended this app
Jeffrey M.

Best Bang for the Buck

Fantastic !! The most impressive thing was the lack of issues we experienced during our migration. The support and direction from the folks at PDXpert made an extremely daunting task seem simple. The entire process was complete in less then 3 months and we have never looked back. Life is good with PDXpert PLM.


Craig O.

PDXpert - Functionality We Needed with the Best Value Available

Our previous system was very outdated with a DOS-like interface and the need to manipulate data in multiple data modules. We also used paper for drawings, documents and change forms which were converted into PDFs and stored in folders on our network. Creating a new BOM with a dozen new numbers and 200 relationships takes a whopping 92% less time with PDXpert. PDXpert is easy to learn and use. I just wish we would have implemented it sooner.


David N.

Initial assessment of software for clients new division

PLM software comes into its own when parts need to be controlled and or repeated and are part of series production. Given this the investment in time to enter the data will pay significant dividends as the number of product lines increase and I would certainly recommend PDXpert for anyone running just such a business. 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.


Simon H.

Engineering Data Organised - At Last!

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.


Amy B.

Excellent software for document and part revision control


Jeffrey M.
Industry: Airlines/Aviation
Company size: 201-500 Employees

Best Bang for the Buck

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2020/07/08
Review Source: Capterra

Fantastic !! The most impressive thing was the lack of issues we experienced during our migration. The support and direction from the folks at PDXpert made an extremely daunting task seem simple. The entire process was complete in less then 3 months and we have never looked back. Life is good with PDXpert PLM.

Pros

PDXpert delivers a fantastic product and is perfect alternative to other PLM products on the market today. The system is extremely intuitive with a well developed with a friendly user interface. Product support is fantastic and knowledgeable.

Cons

It's difficult to find any faults with the system.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Craig O.
Industry: Telecommunications
Company size: 51-200 Employees

PDXpert - Functionality We Needed with the Best Value Available

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2020/02/27
Review Source: Capterra

Our previous system was very outdated with a DOS-like interface and the need to manipulate data in multiple data modules. We also used paper for drawings, documents and change forms which were converted into PDFs and stored in folders on our network. Creating a new BOM with a dozen new numbers and 200 relationships takes a whopping 92% less time with PDXpert. PDXpert is easy to learn and use. I just wish we would have implemented it sooner.

Pros

Coming from a paper-based system, PDXpert provides all of the functionality that we need without paying for features that we do not need. It easily handles our 125K part numbers and 270K parent/child relationships. We have approximately 50 Full User licenses and 50 Read Only. So, we didn't need all the bells and whistles of the biggest providers.

PDXpert was easily configured to mimic our current workflows and creating custom collections allowed inclusion of company-specific data. The multiple built-in reports and their SQL Transformations made it easy for a new SQL user to create/edit reports to suit our purposes.
Data migration was simple using the built-in data import tools. As such, there was no need to contract for installation services and it provided yet another cost savings.

On the support side, their website includes a complete guide to nearly everything the user will want to know about configuring and using PDXpert. For those times that I could not find the answer, I worked with the Application Engineer and received excellent support and to all of my questions, from data migration to SQL programming. His knowledge and prompt response to support his customer was impressive.

I have experience with a couple of the top tier PLM products in my career. While PDXpert may not do everything that they can do, I didn't find another PLM system that meets our needs and provides a better VALUE than PDXpert.

Cons

About the only thing is that some of the built-in functionality such as most of the information on the Attributes tab is hard coded and cannot be hidden if it is not used. However, we have just instructed our users to disregard this information and it hasn't caused any confusion.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

David N.

Initial assessment of software for clients new division

Reviewed on 2012/04/12
Review Source: Capterra

PLM software comes into its own when parts need to be controlled and or repeated and are part of series production. Given this the investment in time to enter the data will pay significant dividends as the number of product lines increase and I would certainly recommend PDXpert for anyone running just such a business. 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.

Pros

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 BOM's 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.

Cons

We have not fully implemented the sytem so am unable to realistically comment on any day to day issues. We have experierienced some hanging of the sofware that has been resolved by reinstallation. This could pose a problem if it occurred when fully installed as it gave concern about the integrity of the data entered the first time it occurred.
The online tutorials are very good and help to visually explain where to go within the database to achieve the initial creation of a product and assembly.
It would be very helpful to expand these tutorials to cover all aspects of online help as hand / eye coordination embeds learning so much quicker than reading text.
The only potential downside we see about using US based support is when fully implemented and issues occur outside of support hours given the different time zones.

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use
Customer Support

Simon H.

Engineering Data Organised - At Last!

Reviewed on 2011/12/22
Review Source: Capterra

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.

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.

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use
Customer Support

Amy B.
Industry: Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Excellent software for document and part revision control

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2018/08/03
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

We use PDXpert only for part and document revision control, although it has some inventory/cost capabilities, we don't use them so I can't speak on that.
PDXpert is extremely user friendly and trouble free . We have never had an issue with PDXpert malfunctioning or behaving in any way other than it should. Any tech support issues have always been quickly and completely resolved in a extremely professional manner (our tech support is always an IT issue on our side). Engineering changes are very easy to start, route and implement. Part version control, AVL info, document control, change control are all great. Easy search for parts, manufacturers, Engineering changes, past revision BOM and so on. Everything you need.

Cons

Nothing, PDXpert is perfect for our needs

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

User recommendation
9,5/10
Based on 19 user ratings
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PDXpert PLM Pricing

PDXpert PLM Pricing

Starting from
US$17,00/month
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

The software is available in both perpetual and subscription pricing.

The average prices for annual subscription are:
Single User - $49.00/user/month
Workgroup - $24.50/user/month (10 full-functional and 10 read-only users)
Corporate - $17.00/user/month (100 full-functional and 100 read-only users)

Full-function license for 24 month period:
300 users - $20.00/user/month
100 users - $24.00/user/month
30 users - $31.00/user/month
10 users - $35.00/user/month
3 users - $40.00/user/month
1 user - $44.00/user/month

The software is available in both perpetual and subscription pricing.

The average prices for annual subscription are:
Single User - $49.00/user/month
Workgroup - $24.50/user/month (10 full-functional and 10 read-only users)
Corporate - $17.00/user/month (100 full-functional and 100 read-only users)

Full-function license for 24 month period:
300 users - $20.00/user/month
100 users - $24.00/user/month
30 users - $31.00/user/month
10 users - $35.00/user/month
3 users - $40.00/user/month
1 user - $44.00/user/month

Value for Money
4,7/5
Based on 19 user ratings
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PDXpert PLM Features

PDXpert PLM Features

API
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Audit Trail
Auditing
Automatic Notifications
Billing & Invoicing
Compliance Management
Customizable Reporting
Data Import/Export
Document Management
Document Storage
Inventory Management
Inventory Tracking
Monitoring
Real Time Data
Real Time Reporting
Reporting & Statistics
Third Party Integration
Workflow Management
Features
4,4/5
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Additional information for PDXpert PLM

Additional information for PDXpert PLM

Key features of PDXpert PLM

  • Audit trail
  • Automatic email notifications
  • BOM change analysis
  • Compliance management
  • Document tracking
  • Drag & drop interface
  • File management
  • Inventory item tracking
  • Part management
  • Process or workflow change management
  • Product data storage management
  • Project management
  • Provides ODBC integration for CAD applications
  • Provides functionality to import / export data
  • Revision tracking & management
  • Search functionality
  • Supplier management
  • Unit cost tracking
  • User access controls
  • Workflow management

Benefits

• PDXpert PLM helps companies to increase their sales revenue by decreasing product design time & enabling faster changes to products.

• Product files such as marketing requirements, design specifications & maintenance procedures are managed in a single place, retrievable at any time. The software also keeps a complete revision history of all files & released documentation.

• PDXpert PLM offers convenient navigation & search views with a Google-like free form search.

• Users can create item-level numbers, text, dates and checkboxes as well as define change workflows to review & approve product revisions & releases - PDXpert is fully customizable.

• The software supports part queries from Cadence OrCAD Capture CIS, Altium Designer, Pulsonix EDA, and other ODBC-compliant software.

• Parts can be defined with suppliers & custom attributes for MRP/CAD.

• Pricing for perpetual & subscription license options include flexible full-function and low-cost read-only user accounts.

PDXpert PLM FAQs

PDXpert PLM FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for PDXpert PLM.

Q. What type of pricing plans does PDXpert PLM offer?

PDXpert PLM offers the following pricing plans:

Starting from: US$17,00/month

Pricing model: Subscription

Free Trial: Available

The software is available in both perpetual and subscription pricing. The average prices for annual subscription are: Single User - $49.00/user/month Workgroup - $24.50/user/month (10 full-functional and 10 read-only users) Corporate - $17.00/user/month (100 full-functional and 100 read-only users) Full-function license for 24 month period: 300 users - $20.00/user/month 100 users - $24.00/user/month 30 users - $31.00/user/month 10 users - $35.00/user/month 3 users - $40.00/user/month 1 user - $44.00/user/month

Q. What are the main features of PDXpert PLM?

PDXpert PLM offers the following features:

  • Audit trail
  • Automatic email notifications
  • BOM change analysis
  • Compliance management
  • Document tracking
  • Drag & drop interface
  • File management
  • Inventory item tracking
  • Part management
  • Process or workflow change management
  • Product data storage management
  • Project management
  • Provides ODBC integration for CAD applications
  • Provides functionality to import / export data
  • Revision tracking & management
  • Search functionality
  • Supplier management
  • Unit cost tracking
  • User access controls
  • Workflow management

Q. Who are the typical users of PDXpert PLM?

PDXpert PLM has the following typical customers:

Small Business, Mid Size Business

Q. What languages does PDXpert PLM support?

PDXpert PLM supports the following languages:

English

Q. What type of pricing plans does PDXpert PLM offer?

PDXpert PLM has the following pricing plans:

Subscription

Q. Does PDXpert PLM support mobile devices?

We do not have any information about what devices PDXpert PLM supports

Q. What other apps does PDXpert PLM integrate with?

We do not have any information about what integrations PDXpert PLM has

Q. What level of support does PDXpert PLM offer?

PDXpert PLM offers the following support options:

FAQs, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, Online Support, Video Tutorials