PDXpert PLM Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

PDXpert PLM

Product lifecycle management solution for growing companies

4.56/5 (16 reviews)

PDXpert PLM overview

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.
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Pricing

Starting from
$17/month
Pricing options
Free trial
Subscription
Value for money
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Devices

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Markets

United States, Canada, India

Supported languages

English
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PDXpert PLM reviews

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Very good
7

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David Nuttall

Initial assessment of software for clients new division

Reviewed 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.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.

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Simon Harrison

Engineering Data Organised - At Last!

Reviewed 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.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.

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Amy Behrbaum

Excellent software for document and part revision control

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-08-03
Review Source: Capterra

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.

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Bob Davis

PDX Software did exactly what I needed it to

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-08-09
Review Source: Capterra

I have worked closely who has been spectacular. customer service was prompt in responding and helping me with understanding the system and figuring out how to do certain things I needed to do. I could not ask for better customer service.Once I learned a few basics it was very easy to learn. I did not use the full functionality of the software since I was using it to develop Bills of Material for a company that had never implemented an ERP system.

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Joe Basta

Very happy with product. Excellent customer support especially during implementation

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2018-05-08
Review Source: Capterra

True configuration management where previously there was none.Needed a simple and lightweight PLM product. PDXpert is full featured and met all of our needs without the overhead typically associated with this type of product. It is simple to use and simple to learn. We were up and running quickly. The best part of this product is Active Sensing's customer support. The Support Engineer is very knowledgeable and willing to suggest better ways to implement the product. Additionally he has worked diligently as I attempt to figure out the best way to implement PLM within our company and set us up for the next step which is integration with a MRP system. We will need to create custom outputs from PDXpert and we are learning how to do that as we do our original implementation. We have almost 6 months working with Active Sensing and they continue to be extremely responsive to your needs.

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PDXpert PLM pricing

Starting from
$17/month
Pricing options
Free trial
Subscription
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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

API
Audit Trail
Automatic Notifications
Compliance Management
Data Import/Export
Inventory Tracking
Workflow Management

Activity Dashboard (297 other apps)
Activity Tracking (182 other apps)
Auditing (247 other apps)
Custom Fields (176 other apps)
Customizable Reporting (235 other apps)
Document Storage (180 other apps)
Inventory Management (192 other apps)
Invoice Management (179 other apps)
Monitoring (178 other apps)
Multi-Location (159 other apps)
Real Time Data (208 other apps)
Reporting & Statistics (213 other apps)
Third Party Integration (212 other apps)

Additional information for PDXpert PLM

Key features of PDXpert PLM

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

• 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 offers integration with Cadence OrCAD Capture CIS & Altium Designer EDA software.

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

• Flexible pricing options for both license & subscription plans can be altered when user requirements change.