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Aptean Cimnet ERP Review

Product Snapshot

Cimnet Systems is an innovative e-manufacturing software systems and services which offer power, agility and flexibility to PCB manufacturing firms across the small and mid-range business market.

Customer Focus
Electronic Manufacturing Services (EMS) and Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) who design, assemble, produce, and test PCBs rely on Cimnet Systems software and services to make their businesses more competitive and more profitable. Designed to serve the needs of the global PCB industry, Cimnet Systems solutions are used by more than 100 companies worldwide, from large multi-national PCB manufacturers to smaller, more focused businesses.

Select Customers
Multicircuits, Coretec, DDI Corp, Firan Technology Group, Amphenol APC, AT&S, Heidenhain Microprint, Fuba Printed Circuits, Meiko, Hitachi Chemical, KCE

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About Aptean Cimnet ERP

Aptean Cimnet ERPAptean Cimnet ERP is a comprehensive pcb software and services solution designed specifically for companies in the printed circuit board (PCB) industry. The Aptean Cimnet ERP pre-production suite and enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution delivers capabilities to streamline your business processes, from the initial RFQ (request for quote) to the shipment of a completed order. Specific capabilities improve the efficiency of your pre-production engineering, quoting, order management, materials management, production and several other financial, business intelligence and supply chain processes.

About Aptean
Aptean, a global leader in enterprise application software (EAS), gives businesses of all sizes a competitive edge. They empower people and businesses with end-to-end, industry-specific solutions to address complex business challenges more effectively. Their software applications and professional business services enable more than 9,000 customers, in more than 100 countries, to more successfully manage their business. Software built specifically for their target markets, aligned with deep knowledge across vertical industries, allow businesses to satisfy their customers, operate most efficiently, and stay at the forefront of their industry.

Aptean offers a full suite of business software applications, including Aptean Factory MES, Aptean Truition Ecommerce, Aptean MarketFirst Marketing Automation and Aptean Ross ERP.

Aptean Cimnet ERP Key Features

Engineering Productivity
  • Reduces engineering time and cost by automating stack-up and traveler generation and making critical engineering data accessible across your enterprise

Automate Panelization

  • Aptean Cimnet ERP PCB Panelizer automates panelization for maximum raw material utilization

Streamline PCB Quoting

  • Web-based and deployable on the cloud
  • Fully customizable, from user screens to calculation methods

Automate Data Input and Engineering Analysis

  • Automates data input process, accepting design from Gerber, ODB++, emails, PDF files
  • Within minutes information is accepted, analyzed and integrated with quote and/or engineering systems

Improve Visibility Throughout the Supply Chain

  • Systems are tightly integrated to enable full visibility throughout your enterprise

Enhance Product Quality

  • Proactively manage product quality for higher yields and better support your industry initiatives

Increase Agility

  • Dramatically reduce the time required for pre-production tasks and fabrication, enabling you to respond faster to issues and opportunities


  • Agility – dramatically reduces pre-production engineering time while cutting production cycle times to achieve unparalleled on-time delivery
  • Flexibility – customer service is enhanced by being highly flexible and responsive to ever changing customer requirement
  • Visibility – Solutions are tightly integrated to provide full visibility, both upstream and downstream
  • Quality – Solutions are designed to deliver a proactive approach to product quality, resulting in significantly higher yields.
  • Cost – Business intelligence capabilities built into our products allows management to quickly identify key performance indicators to radically reduce costs and improve the bottom line

Bottom Line
Custom development services leverage the open technology architecture of the Aptean Cimnet ERP pre-production suite and ERP solution and make it possible for customers to request software modifications, custom-written reports, or data-integration services to enhance how their solution addresses unique business challenges of the PCB industry. Implementation consultants also can provide help in identifying innovative ways to use the Aptean Cimnet ERP solution.

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