PartsKeep accurate part information at your fingertips for well-oiled engineering and maximal re-use.
- Hierarchical bill of materials
- Custom part attributes
- Part alternate management
- Intelligent value search
- Approved vendor list
Change ManagementCommunicate, collaborate, and coordinate the entire change cycle to keep everyone on the same page.
- Engineering Change Requests (ECR)
- Engineering Change Orders (ECO)
- Efficient linking to part revisions
- Simple approval workflow
Inventory & Builds
Inventory & BuildsManage inventory at multiple locations, track historical usage, and accurately predict future requirements.
- Multiple warehouse locations
- Easily determine material requirements
- Schedule builds for material planning
- Accurately record finished goods costs
Quotes & Purchases
Quotes & PurchasesCommunicate efficiently with suppliers, keep quotes right where you need them and create purchase orders quickly.
- Email RFQs directly from Aligni
- Quickly create and issue POs
- Quote and purchase info at your fingertips
Tool for teams: from startup to enterprise
Easy to Use
Leverage On Demand
You Own Your Data – ALWAYS
- Data import / export
- Flexible API access
Changing Service Plans
What is Aligni?
Aligni is all about improving your operational intelligence. And that can help you make better decisions faster.
What is PLM?
Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) is an approach to product development that motivates you beyond a mere tabulation of the parts on assemblies to a full-scale engagement with the living story of the evolution of your products. Much more than a two dimensional bill of materials in a lifeless spreadsheet, PLM hosts a universe of connected data where every part’s history is recorded with usage, change history, supplier quotes, lead times and availability, purchase history, inventory, and builds. The operational intelligence created by a properly curated PLM system is unrivaled.
What is MRP?
Material Requirements Planning (MRP) is the process by which an organization manages the procurement of the materials required to build their products. Every manufacturing organization exercises this to some extent, of course, but the tools used to execute this process vary from simplistic (spreadsheets, Quickbooks) to highly advanced automated systems operating with minimal human involvement. Aligni falls comfortably in between — ideal for companies with limited resources but a need to stay engaged and in control. Well executed MRP means lower inventory overhead, shorter assembly lead times, and fewer line-down situations.
What is Aligni?
Aligni represents a marriage of PLM and MRP. Typically, the chasm between these two tools is filled with expensive and complicated interoperability software, processes, and effort. Integrating separate PLM and MRP can be difficult, but building Aligni from the ground up brought these two worlds together rather seamlessly. The benefits of a ground-up approach are extensive — engineering can greatly benefit from the perspectives of the supply chain and procurement gains insights from ready access to the product lifecycle. A consistent user interface and terminology helps everyone communicate more effectively.