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DMS (Document Management System)

Document management tools effectively treat and manage documents, however they are not relevant when it comes to working on the data that is contained within these documents. Unstructured content (text, images, etc.) are well suited for the exercise, however when it comes to the structuring of a technical heritage that consists primarily of data, a DMS is no longer suitable.
A document is essentially a vector of relevant communication. It allows for the formatting of information and data, in order to meet a need. By standard nature the document will then enclose its information and data in the context of that need. However, the reuse of that data in another context will become rather difficult.
In particular, it is difficult to obtain a transverse level of readability of the data that is locked into different documents (for example: results of test campaigns). A DMS will not provide efficient navigation between objects of different types. However, many of them will require knowledge links to be established between the different objects within the same repository. The indexing by key word fe.ature that is typically available in a standard DMS, will only partially meet the objective of valuating information in order to perform research. TEEXMA® take all of this into account and incorporates the classic fe.atures of a DMS, but it goes a step further and comes equipped with a more powerful system of searching fe.atures in order to take advantage of the relations that were created between objects, which will allow all of the attributes to be available in all methods of search.
 
ECM (Enterprise Content Management)

Document management tools effectively treat and manage documents, however they are not relevant when it comes to working on the data that is contained within these documents. Unstructured content (text, images, etc.) are well suited for the exercise, however when it comes to the structuring of a technical heritage that consists primarily of data, a DMS is no longer suitable. A document is essentially a vector of relevant communication. It allows for the formatting of information and data, in order to meet a need. By standard nature the document will then enclose its information and data in the context of that need. However, the reuse of that data in another context will become rather difficult.
In particular, it is difficult to obtain a transverse level of readability of the data that is locked into different documents (for example: results of test campaigns). A DMS will not provide efficient navigation between objects of different types. However, many of them will require knowledge links to be established between the different objects within the same repository. The indexing by key word fe.ature that is typically available in a standard DMS, will only partially meet the objective of valuating information in order to perform research. TEEXMA® take all of this into account and incorporates the classic fe.atures of a DMS, but it goes a step further and comes equipped with a more powerful system of searching fe.atures in order to take advantage of the relations that were created between objects, which will allow all of the attributes to be available in all methods of search.
 
ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning)

Standard, recurring management issues that are treated with an ERP system are quite often far off base from the unique circumstances of research and development, which makes the construction of a personal technical repository with these types of tools a very difficult task. TEEXMA® however has the ability to establish an interface with the already existing ERP system, with each tool still having their own perimeters.
By default ERP systems are intended to pursue current objectives and trace production related functions within a company. TEEXMA® has a specific vocation for valuing content in terms of memory (Feedback from Experience, aggregation of knowledge surrounding professional themes, cross data mining, etc.) in the most upstream business sectors such as R&D and product design.
 
LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System)

Standard laboratory information management systems generally come with an accounting and organizational approach to laboratory testing and the subsequent results at the expense of exploitation for analysis and decision-based support. The ability to reuse experimental results that were acquired from laboratory testing is a core function of TEEXMA®, unlike most standard LIMS software which lack the ability to treat this type of data. Additionally, the majority of LIMS software is designed under the specifications of medical or food industries, while TEEXMA® was specifically developed in the context of materials and industrial processes particularly in the nuclear, aerospace, chemistry, and automotive industries.
 
PDM (Product Data Management)

Typically editors of PLM (Product Lifecycle Management) so.lutions come from the world of CAD and depart in order to manage problems of versionning and traceability. Therefore the scope of these applications rarely exceed the studies of the research department or that of the management plans. As result of this PLM is generally not equipped to formalize the technical knowledge that is not directly connected to the geometry of a part or its specification to the research department. When a company already has a PLM tool in place, TEEXMA® proves to be a strong complimentary solution as it focuses on structural related data products such as know-how, design rules, processes, etc.
Within research departments the entry point that is preferred by PLM applications is the product. All technical information without a process of conception and requiring a transverse level of readability, is quite often out of the typical PLM parameters or is difficult to access. TEEXMA® also stands out due to its ergonmics and its ease when it comes to scalability, which is often lacking in typical PLM and PDM applications. In order to have this same level of scalability specific paremeterization is generally required which will certainly lead to many high costs in the various deployment phases.
 
Workflow 

Workflow tools fulfill a function of structuring various business processes. This specific function is essential to the functioning of technical positions, providing that they are finished being moderated. TEEXMA® offers very flexible workflow capabilities, which can complement and enhance the fe.atures of the other tools that are in already in place.

CMMS (Computerized Maintenance Management System)

Typical assistance maintenance management systems are often specialized by type of application, industrial sector,, and by how it complements an ERP system for maintenance operations. TEEXMA® is capable of replacing a CMMS provided that its structure (which can be easily configured and adapted) is designed acccording to the specific needs of the client. The real advantage of TEEXMA® lies in its ability to be customized to meet the specific needs of a client.

Expert System & Artificial Intelligence

These systems are often complex in terms of usage and implementation. Their ambition to reproduce an expert's level of reasoning and to model their mechanisms are still poorly understood to this day.
The experience of BASSETTI has led TEEXMA® to become a system designed for experts rather than just an expert system. TEEXMA® places the expert in the center of the usage and provides support for the decision making tools, some of which may rely on artificial intelligence techniques.
 
Specific Development

Specific development can always be seen as a possible technical alternative to deploying a tool such as TEEXMA®. Indeed, custom developments from a software development workshop like BASSETTI can meet virtually every need that a company might have. However the constraints are economically related and this will almost always tip the balance in favor of a customizable package especially if the costs of maintenance are integrated into the package.