Office2PDM lets Microsoft Office users access the power of Enterprise PDM without leaving their native interface, making PDM adoption more likely.
Office2PDM is an add-in for Microsoft Office that brings the document management functions of SolidWorks Enterprise PDM directly into Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and Microsoft PowerPoint. Office2PDM is a SolidWorks Partner Product and supports version 2003 and later of key Microsoft Office applications.EPDM functions are provided in Microsoft Office 2007 and Microsoft Office 2010 by way of a simple and intuitive ribbon interface and easy to use task pane. Office2PDM also includes EPDM Dashboard functionality, exposing file and workflow drill-down reports right inside of Microsoft Outlook.
Office2PDM provides convenient access to common Enterprise PDM functions as well as timely access to document status information. It does all of this without requiring users to open a separate interface. People can work in a familiar Microsoft Office environment and streamline product development by eliminating the need to bounce between multiple applications. The screenshot below highlights the intuitive ribbon interface for Office2PDM.
Office2PDM also provides a dashboard view of specific Enterprise PDM data through a dynamic control that consolidates information from various SolidWorks Enterprise PDM Vaults (embeddable within Microsoft Outlook). This capability is known as EPDM Dashboard and is offered as part of Office2PDM. The screenshot below shows this powerful reporting tool.