Connecting ProNest to Third Party Software
Managers today are turning to software integration as a way to improve efficiency and increase productivity across the enterprise.
ProNest®, Hypertherm’s advanced CAD/CAM nesting software for automated cutting, can be integrated with virtually any third party software including ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) and MRP (Manufacturing Resource Planning) systems.
With your nesting work connected to all other areas of your business, you’ll be able to eliminate manual and redundant tasks that exist in the workflow. Jobs will be managed, tracked, and combined more easily. And inventory will be better managed for faster turnover. All of which adds to your profitability.
Advanced nesting software provides superior nesting performance and supports more advanced cutting techniques than standard nesting programs. Learn more about ProNest.
Why ERP software?
ERP/MRP software can extend efficiencies more broadly across the organization than ProNest alone. ERP software typically offers a broad range of solutions covering everything from manufacturing, to finance, to human resources, and more. MRP products are typically more specific to the needs of manufacturers or fabricators, and cover areas like quoting, inventory, work orders, and shipping.
How to integrate with ProNest
There are three optional modules available in ProNest that are used to enable and support ERP/MRP integration:
- Data Sync (Required)
Links ProNest to ERP/MRP software, providing the communication framework needed to exchange job information (parts and plates) in real time. Inside the ProNest part list and plate list, users may work with the data supplied from ERP/MRP, and then may return updated part and plate information to ERP/MRP. Data Sync provides plug-and-play integration and setup can be completed in as little as 15 minutes. (Some integrations may take longer, or require custom development work.)
- Work Order Processing (Recommended)
Allows for the exchange of all work order related information (in addition to parts and plates). All work order information may then be viewed and managed inside of ProNest, for the most efficient nesting. The ProNest Work Order Processing interface allows for sorting, grouping, combining, and tracking of all work order data, including change orders.
- Plate Inventory (Recommended)
Maintains a database in ProNest to store, track, and utilize all of the plate information that has been imported from ERP/MRP. After job completion, remnants are stored for future use and all plate usage data is reported back to ERP/MRP.
Which ERP/MRP programs work with ProNest?
ProNest is designed to work with virtually any ERP/MRP program.
This flexibility allows you to choose the solution that’s right for you – whether it’s best-in-class, budget friendly, or industry specific.
Some example ProNest integrations include: Epicor®, FabSuite™, FabTrol®, Global Shop Solutions®, Oracle®, SAP®, Sage™, and STRUMIS™ You can also review our strategic software partners page for more information on select providers, or contact us to inquire about any specific ERP/MRP provider that you may be interested in.