Latest Release Enables Customers to Optimize the Efficiency of Enterprise Business Processes and Document Collaboration
July 9, 2008
For organizations that need to improve global collaboration, Oracle has released Oracle's AutoVue Enterprise Visualization 19.3.
With this latest release, Oracle is making technical information such as product specifications and Computer Aided Design (CAD) drawings available to all users, wherever this information may reside, and without requiring costly authoring applications.
AutoVue 19.3 includes a new, streamlined and action-oriented user interface, making it easier for technical and non-technical users to view, review and collaborate on documents, and extending AutoVue to a broader set of enterprise users.
With Oracle's 'Applications Unlimited' program, AutoVue customers may take advantage of new capabilities that enhance supply chain collaboration, improve enterprise business processes and serve industry-specific needs.
Customers continue to adopt Oracle's AutoVue Enterprise Visualization solutions including Aarkel Moulds, Abitibi Bowater, ATCO Power, Chongqing Changan Suzuki Automobile Corp, Cooper Standard Automotive, Danish Department of Defense, GE Aviation (Bromont), Gecina, Smart Centres and TEMSA GLOBAL A.S.
Enhanced Supply Chain Collaboration
AutoVue Mobile, a new product within the AutoVue software suite, provides a simple and secure mechanism that allows teams to share technical documents with supply chain partners.
Through the sharing of Mobile Packs, a feature within AutoVue Mobile, partners can access crucial design and product information, as well as the entire history of comments, changes and decisions related to the documents. This helps users better understand the full document context, add their comments and return them to the sender.
With AutoVue Mobile, partners can rely on complete information to make sound business decisions and provide constructive feedback; organizations can easily integrate partners into their business workflows.
Improved Enterprise Business Processes
IntelliStamp, a new productivity feature in AutoVue 19.3, enables electronic signing and stamping of document sets with attributes from the back-office system.
With IntelliStamp, users can trigger workflow actions directly from within documents reviewed in AutoVue, allowing for workflow automation and improved business processes.
AutoVue 19.3 strengthens its 2D and 3D visualization capabilities by adding support for the latest release of AutoCAD, version 2009 and the popular Industry Foundation Classes (IFC) format, the standard for rich data exchange in the engineering and construction industry.
Remote maintenance workers and field service employees in the engineering and construction, utilities, and energy industries can expedite maintenance operations and resolution with AutoVue Mobile by accessing key information, even when working offline.
Support for additional Product Manufacturing Information (PMI) and Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) data allows manufacturing personnel to instantly access, view and review important product specifications and ensure that products are manufactured in compliance with design engineering's intent.
"AutoVue is an essential part of our collaboration and design review process as it helps us leverage 3D CAD data across our estimating, research & development, engineering and prototyping departments," says Geoff Alexander, IT Supervisor at Cooper Standard Automotive Canada. "With AutoVue, we can give users instant insight into rich and interactive product information and enable them to quickly and easily communicate feedback and changes in the context of the design to help them work better and faster. Moving to AutoVue Web version also allowed us to reduce IT operating costs by eliminating the need to install and maintain licenses on each client workstation."
In a recent research perspective, Bob Parker, Vice President of Research at IDC Manufacturing Insights wrote, "With release 19.3, Oracle has focused on addressing the needs of casual enterprise users, as well as those in the distributed supply chain. With new capabilities for off-line collaboration and process automation, AutoVue extends the utilization of technical and business documents to a greater population of users for improved collaboration."
"Making business and technical documents accessible to everyone in an organization regardless of the authoring tool is the mission of Oracle's AutoVue Enterprise Visualization," said Oracle Group Vice President, Application Development, Paul Giaconia. "With investments in a new action-oriented user interface and significant new collaboration capabilities like AutoVue Mobile, AutoVue Enterprise Visualization 19.3 helps organizations extend the reach of design and product information to a broader set of users, leveraging crucial information across the enterprise."
Oracle's AutoVue Enterprise Visualization 19.3 and Oracle's AutoVue Mobile are currently available.
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