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Engineering Workbench


Design Your Own Engineering Workspace

ERP Software Designed for Engineers

The Aptean Industrial Manufacturing ERP Engineering Workbench allows engineers to design their workspace to easily maintain critical item, bill, routing and configuration data.

Bi-directional integration with Solidworks CAD enables the Engineering Workbench to streamline the process of updating product information stored in the CAD database. The Engineering Workbench “sandbox” feature allows you to use simulations of your data so that decisions can be considered before live updates are made to the database. Individuals are automatically alerted to any changes to this data so that they can take action on the critical next steps to releasing a new engineering change.

The Engineering Workbench by WorkWise is built as a standard Aptean Industrial Manufacturing ERP Application. This means that, other than CAD, there are no expensive third party products that need to be purchased in order for engineers to productively use your ERP application.

ERP Engineering Workbench Key Features

Maintain Engineering Data

Maintain Engineering Data

The Engineering Workbench streamlines the maintenance of item, bill and routing data with a simple, easy to use Workbench. Visualize the complete item, bill and routing to ensure your ERP data is complete and accurate.

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Work in a "Sandbox" While Making Changes

Make changes and check them before you update the live system. This feature increases the probability that engineers will release engineering data that is free of errors and ready to be used by the appropriate departments for building your products in a cost effective and timely manner.

Powerful Product Configurator

Powerful Product Configurator

The powerful Aptean Industrial Manufacturing ERP WorkWise Edition Product Configurator is easily accessible and maintained within the Engineering Workbench. Also, the addition of enhanced text and images tied to your configuration rules will let your quotations stand out and can be provided to your customer with as much detail as is required.

Solidworks CAD Integration

Solidworks CAD Integration

Two-way data integration between the Engineering Workbench and Solidworks CAD moves engineering data seamlessly between these technologies. Easily import item engineering data, bills of material and your engineering drawings from Solidworks into Aptean Industrial Manufacturing ERP software. In one screen you can compare the engineering source data with the current status of the ERP data, making the engineer more productive and as a result speeding up the time for development of new products.

Import Data from Excel

Import Data from Excel

Engineering data is often stored in a variety of “islands of information” requiring engineers to move inefficiently between different environments. The Engineering Workbench Excel integration brings all of these databases into “one source of the truth”. Pulling your data into Excel and the ERP Engineering Workbench offers simple integration to ensure that nothing falls through the cracks.

Benefits of the Aptean Industrial Manufacturing ERPq3 Engineering Workbench Include:

  • Manufacturing and Logistics in One Central Database
  • Reduced Engineering Effort and Faster New Product Roll-out
  • Higher Quality Products
  • Less Engineering Effort for Repeat Orders
  • Less Rework and Change Management
  • Provides the Basis for Costing Analysis and Production/Materials Planning

The Original Role-Based ERP Software

Role-Based ERP Workbenches by WorkWise are an innovation that allows the user to assemble all the modules and applications necessary to fit a particular role or task into a single view. Everything is available in one view, sharing the items of interest with multiple functions.

Multi-tier Excel Reports

Export any portion of the Workbench to Excel, including multiple pages.

Advanced Drill Downs

From one screen, quickly drill down to view invoice details and history

Unlimited Search Potential

Create simple searches or specialized queries with advanced criteria.

All aspects of our company are now running through our ERP software. Having everyone work out of the same system and not have multiple programs that you have to jump back and forth through, has allowed us to get more done in less time.

Gary Volz

Software Developer


One of the main benefits we’ve experienced using WorkWise ERP is being able to get meaningful information we can use, versus getting data that requires more work to get the answers you’re looking for. The data is integrated and streamlined for efficient use which keeps our fixed costs lower and allows us to invest our capital into building better products.

Michael Ray



It doesn’t take all day to do our schedule anymore. Also, the Performance Management WorkBench lets us see what information we want to see, and what time we want to see it, in a nice visual way. Item Planning is also great. It’s so easy to look up specific information related to whatever we need to see.

Kelly Crowell

AMI President

American Metal Fab

What’s really nice is having everything in one package. My financials are in the same package as manufacturing and customer orders. Everything integrates seamlessly. Bringing in inventory management has been a huge benefit for us. Being able to jump between workbenches and different points of data has been really nice.

Pam Reynolds

Chief Financial Officer


I would highly recommend WorkWise to other companies. It’s cost competitive, the Cloud ERP implementation has been great, the people have been great. WorkWise bends over backwards to help us. We feel that they’re on our side.

Don Lavrenz

President and CEO

The Industrial Controls Company

WorkWise has been a true leader in our ability to drive process change and productivity enhancement, and to assist us in our lean capabilities.

Jim Moldenhauer

IT Manager


I would definitely recommend WorkWise ERP to anyone looking to improve their manufacturing processes. We’ve been utilizing the software for 20 years and have never regretted our decision.

Chris Reid


Service Stampings

WorkWise spent a lot of time with us in order to understand our manufacturing process. We’re fairly unique, and there’s not that many companies in the world that do what we do. WorkWise really made us feel like they understood what we were doing and where we were going.

Dave Manahan

Business Process Improvement Director


The team at WorkWise is phenomenal. I highly recommend WorkWise ERP to any company looking to improve their processes, improve their efficiency, become more productive and work with a company who really gets to know them and understands what they’re going through.

Mike Campise

IT Systems Specialist


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