First Trace is a global provider of Engineering Document Management
(EDM) and Business Process Management (BPM) software specifically
designed for Engineering Enterprises.
Our flexible solutions significantly save engineering resources by
automating the management of your "release" product, CAD drawings, BOMs,
and office files while reducing costly documentation "breakdowns" in
family of products is built with a service-oriented architecture (SOA)
and industry standards to provide compatibility and integration with
other enterprise systems. First Trace products enable collaboration
across your enterprise and supply chain by unifying critical data it
into a single consistent view.
The Challenge. Corporate data often exists in different data repositories,
storage formats and geographic locations. This poses an enormous challenge for most
organizations as employees and outside vendors need to access data in these different
data repositories and locations. Despite this need, many companies still do not have
an evolved document management solution to handle their technical documents.
The document management needs of an engineering department are more complex than those of the greater enterprise. As a result, engineering document management solutions are often purchased or "home grown" to meet the specific needs of the engineering/CAD user.
When most engineers hear the term "workflow solution" they automatically infer "approve and release" with documents being routed around the office circle for review and approval. Many believe that their current practice of emailing these documents is adequate.
First Trace developed Korrigo as a reseller-only product to manage technical engineering documents such as CAD files. Korrigo integrates into the interface of popular CAD tools from Autodesk (AutoCAD), SolidWorks and Bentley Systems (Microstation). This evolved solution was built to address the needs of manufacturing and engineering departments without forcing IT to revamp their existing infrastructure or networks.
Kinnosa Open Platform Services are an open, integrable portfolio of Web services products
that provide the basic services needed to build Kinnosa solutions. Platform components
are built using the J2SE / J2EE platforms and other Java and .NET technologies to ensure
interoperability between Kinnosa components as well as interoperability with other
The days are over when an enterprise could operate efficiently with
siloed applications running on separate, unconnected systems. Data
immediacy, accuracy and security from one end of a business process to
another are now business mandates. Organizations that deliver have a
distinct competitive advantage.