Material Approval Challenges

July 27, 2015 7:56 pm

During my career as a technology specialist, and more so as a production manager, I’ve seen so many challenges when it comes to keeping track of material approvals. Typical material approvals aren’t the issue. Most PLM’s have the ability, out of the box, to track and approve many different aspects of materials, such as quality approvals, color specific approvals like... View Article

Introducing Intellimas Reporting

September 24, 2014 12:36 am

  “What does the report look like?”   Intellimas customers (and any PLM customer for that matter) realize the value of having a system to store all their data. Whether it is costing, development sample tracking, or lab dips, finding the most streamlined way to keep data easily accessible and editable is the easy part.  Inevitably, users will get antsy, asking... View Article

How we Created a CRM with Intellimas

May 21, 2014 4:20 pm

We at Singletree Technologies have many….and I mean many….spreadsheets to help us manage our business.  We had always talked about moving these spreadsheets to Intellimas, but until we had the capability to create our own master data, this was not feasible.  Once we developed this functionality, it was time “to eat our own dog food” as they say. On a... View Article

Costing and RFQ’s for the Apparel Industry

May 10, 2013 8:52 pm

  The costing for apparel and other soft goods has always been a critical process in the product life cycle, even though it has evolved quite a bit over the last couple of decades.  It used to be that you had an engineer estimate standard allowed minutes for each labor operation, calculate material cost, add in some overhead and it... View Article

We have images!

September 19, 2012 8:05 pm

When we were in the early stages of developing Intellimas, we envisioned the application as a better way to input data.  It certainly met that objective and more.  But as our customers continue to challenge us with their various business problems, we have expanded Intellimas with more features to help them streamline their processes.  An example of this is roll-ups.... View Article

Too Much Data for One Cell…….

April 5, 2012 6:41 pm

 As a business analyst, I have been involved with many projects at many different companies. During the process analysis phase of these projects, one thing seems to always be true – users love their spreadsheets!  And in those spreadsheets there’s always the issue of scrunching data.  Users create a spreadsheet to capture information about a particular topic.  They have ONE... View Article

Preserve History – Auditing in Intellimas 3.1

March 7, 2012 2:48 pm

A highly requested feature for Intellimas 3.1 was the ability to preserve field-by-field change history. For example, when using Intellimas for Costing, an audit trail would allow you to monitor the changes in cost and margins over a period of time. We decided the best approach would be audit tables that had the same columns as the actual tables.  A row would... View Article

Too many clicks!

February 6, 2012 4:51 pm

Welcome to the inaugural Singletree blog post.  Our focus will be how we have solved business problems with our solutions. However we will also look at trends and issues in the soft goods and retail industries and post our thoughts on them.   Today I would like to focus on a problem we solved at a large specialty retailer.  This... View Article