Already widely acclaimed in the automotive and aeronautics sectors, WorkPLAN, by Vero Software, now offers a new version specifically designed for the carpentry, woodworking and fittings sector.
Vero Software drew upon experience gained with its Cabinet Vision and Alphacam solutions, leaders in the woodworking industry for over 20 years, to create a fully integrated CAD/CAM/ERP system for the sector’s specific requirements.
As Cabinet Vision sought to expand its range of services to over 10,000 active clients in North America, Vero opted to offer a completely integrated solution by incorporating the Sales Activity and Production Control Management modules from the WorkPLAN software.
Within a period of just a few months, the sales and technical teams developed the interfaces that were required to allow technical data synchronization and the creation of quotations in WorkPLAN from information generated in the quotations menu (design and price calculations in Cabinet Vision).
Design information originating from Cabinet Vision is automatically fed into WorkPLAN. The list of panels to be cut is clearly identified, along with a list of produced parts and CNC programs generated by Cabinet Vision’s Screen-To-Machine module for each. Panel supply management is simplified by using purchase orders or the stock, with prior reservation if necessary.
Labels generated by Cabinet Vision enable the monitoring of production at each stage of the cutting process, made possible by the scanning of barcodes produced from Cabinet Vision’s Screen-To-Machine module.
“The seamless integration of the two software applications will allow users to improve their productivity by optimizing project job tracking, supply management and stock control, along with production monitoring,” said WorkPLAN Business Manager Christophe Mas says.
New functions have been developed for this dedicated woodworking-focused version of WorkPLAN, including Packing Management. “This will be available in the 2018 R1 release, and all users will be able to benefit, whatever their sector of activity,” Mas said.
The woodworking version of WorkPLAN was previewed at the AWFS 2017 trade fair in Las Vegas.