CONCORD, Mass – (COMMERCIAL LINE) – aPriori today announced aP Workspace, a new collaboration and task management application to accelerate and streamline the entire product design and manufacturing process. The aP Workspace application unifies product teams and disconnected data and provides a robust coworking and task management environment to optimize product designs in terms of cost, sustainability and manufacturability.

aP Workspace is included in the aPriori Manufacturing Insights Platform, which provides manufacturers with insights to improve their product designs and manufacturing processes. Through collaboration, automation and digitalization, the aPriori Manufacturing Insights platform connects designers, cost engineers, sourcing / contracting, sustainability and supply chain teams.

“Manufacturers face growing challenges including inflation, impending sustainability obligations and geopolitical instability. Efforts to operate effectively and decisively are often hampered because teams cannot easily collaborate or access information trapped in spreadsheets or siled systems, ”said Stephanie Feraday, President and CEO of aPriori. “aP Workspace addresses these obstacles by enabling product designers and manufacturers to plan quickly and securely using enriched digital thread data.”

Collaboration software for design and manufacturing teams

aP Workspace centralizes insights into data that can be used by all aPriori applications, including cost drivers, manufacturability risks and sustainability metrics. Teams review and act on aPriori insights in real time. For example, a user can create a new scenario based on an aPriori design analysis (for example, a 3D CAD model with design proposals and changes to the manufacturing process to reduce costs). Team members can annotate and comment on features or characteristics directly on 3D models and line item cost data.

Users can also focus on project actions by receiving automatic alerts. APriori’s “shift collaboration” provides filters to only receive updates related to specific user activities.

Advantages of the aP workspace

Benefits of aPriori’s collaboration solution for product design and manufacturing include:

  • Access product information in real time: Enable all project stakeholders to work on the same data in one place in real time. The aPriori digital thread features provide users with the latest product information for their analysis.
  • Ease of use: Enhance collaboration with personalization of product data for design or company reviews, as well as negotiations with suppliers. Enable users to review design scenarios based on product cost, risk, sustainability, and other relevant metrics. And streamline communications by annotating and commenting on 3D models directly or providing line item cost updates.
  • Get transparency: Learn more about an activity to see all user comments and use this traceability to understand the evolution of a project.
  • Simplify task management: Receive automatic alerts for comments and updates to your assignments. And use filters to turn off the flow of updates that don’t directly apply to your project responsibilities.

Availability of the aP workspace

aP Workspace will be available to cloud customers in the first quarter of 2023.

About a Priori

aPriori is the leading provider of digital manufacturing simulation software that brings design and sourcing teams closer to manufacturing. By leveraging the digital twin within our digital factories, we automatically generate manufacturing information that helps manufacturers collaborate throughout the product development process to make better design, sourcing and manufacturing decisions that produce higher value products in less time. APriori solutions are now available in the cloud or on-premise. Headquartered in Concord, Mass., APriori also has offices in Belfast, Northern Ireland and Munich, Germany. To learn more about aPriori, visit www.apriori.com.

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