The EXPRESS Data Manager™ product suite contains
all the tools you need to begin implementing the product data technology
standards for the 21st century, creating and managing EXPRESS schemata,
customizing data models, and establishing product-data databases
EDM is modular by design, enabling you to mix and match
the products and options you want, and to easily expand or update
the system as your needs change and as the standard continues to
evolve. EDM products are available for UNIX or Microsoft Windows
The EXPRESS Data Manager™ products from EPM
Technology are available today to meet the needs so crucial to your
EXPRESS Data Manager™
- always a step ahead!
Your company, like most in the world, is gradually moving away
from managing information "on paper" to exchanging and sharing it
electronically, in digital forms using the computer.
It is already quick, easy and inexpensive to transfer or access
basic, everyday information via databases, E-mail, the Internet,
the Intranet and the World Wide Web.
It is nearly impossible, however, to accurately and reliably exchange,
share and manipulate complex, technical data about a product - its
design, properties and structures, its development and history,
its costs and maintenance, etc. Problems arise because:
The ability to efficiently transfer and translate sophisticated product
data, independent of hardware and software environments, is now recognized
worldwide as the next, natural and vital step in the evolution of
product data technology and product information management.
- different systems are used to design, analyze, manufacture and
document a product
- each system has its own way of representing data
- each group or organization tends to choose its own systems
- systems in use change over time, making some data inaccessible
- different hardware and software environments are a fact of computer
This ability is considered essential for effective communication
and cooperation, not only within work groups and among colleagues
but with customers, suppliers, users and business partners.
It is considered absolutely critical if you want to achive
and maintain a competetive advantage well into the 21st century!
Introducing EXPRESS Data Manager™...
EXPRESS Data Manager™ (EDM) is leading the world in its
use of new technology which fully complies with the international
standard for "Industrial Automation systems and Integration - Product
Data Representation and Exchange" (ISO 10303) and, in particular,
the project known as STEP."
This technology enables product data to be effectively managed,
exchanged and shared across radically different systems, independent
of location, type or network design. It allows access to this data
throughout the life cycle of the product and ensures that the information
is in a form that can be accessed and interpreted for decades to
Most importantly, EDM makes all product details, not just
visual details, available to a variety of users during all
phases of engineering, development, production, operation and maintenance.
Ultimately, the EXPRESS Data Manager™ helps transform
many business theories into realistic business goals; goals which
will ensure a strategic, competitive edge for projects and companies,
large or small:
- minimize product life-cycle costs
- provide continuous acquisition and life-cycle support (CALS)
- ensure data integrity
- collaborate in virtual or extended enterprises
- shorten product development cycles
- support concurrent product and process development
- respond with agility to changing customer needs
The EXPRESS way
The information handled by the EXPRESS Data Manager™
is contained in data models rather than in paper-based blueprints
or application-specific programs, databases or texts. These models
are created and defined in EXPRESS, the information modeling language
specified in STEP (ISO 10303-11).
Like other computer languages, EXPRESS has a well-defined syntax,
structure and set of language rules. In sharp contrast to other
languages, however, in an EXPRESS-based approach to product data
the models are totally independent of any underlying implementation
As the foundation for EDM, EXPRESS makes it possible to link pieces
of information that were once isolated from one another by incompatible
formats. Together, EXPRESS and EDM make it possible to overcome
one of the main obstacles to true business and process integration.