Triniti PLM Adapter integrates product data from multiple Cloud Arena workspaces with Oracle EBS

Client Background

Novanta is a trusted technology partner to medical & advanced industrial OEMs, with proprietary expertise in photonics, vision, & precision motion technologies. Their mission-critical components deliver extreme precision & performance, enabling customers to improve productivity & performance.

"Triniti’s Arena PLM Adapter connects to 6 different workspaces of Arena PLM thereby helping Novanta business units manage and synchronize product master data in the PLM system and our Oracle EBS transactional system. Throughout product lifecycle--from Product Design, Production through to end-of-life stage, product transactional attributes are well controlled through the adapter into Oracle EBS. Triniti has always worked as a Partner with Novanta. They have supported 6 Arena workspace implementations for different Business Units, different data, different processes, and different challenges. Triniti has always assisted in making our projects successful, as well as supporting day-to-day success. It is their knowledge and dedication to Novanta’s success that stands out. Thank you Triniti for helping Novanta streamline master data between PLM and ERP systems"

- Wendy Baker, Senior Arena Systems Analyst, Novanta Inc.


  • Increased collaboration among engineering, procurement, shop floor, planning, and sales
  • A single version of truth for Items and Bills of Material (BOM)
  • Cradle to grave integration from new product introduction (NPI) and the entire lifecycle
  • Ensures FDA mandated 'Service life' requirement for discontinued items
  • Provided greater downstream visibility and data consistency by enabling Arena PLM to communicate with Oracle EBS seamlessly
  • Attribute management through user-defined business rules for each stage in the life cycle
  • Streamlined master data maintenance in manufacturing and sales organizations
  • Kept product data on TRAC (Timely, Reliable, Accurate and Complete)
  • Highlighted data inconsistencies through error reporting

Opportunities/ Challenges

  • Operational errors resulting from data maintenance in PLM and ERP
  • Latency in data synchronization between PLM and ERP systems
  • Custom business rules for each business unit and product verticals
  • Integrate multiple Arena workspaces
  • To eliminate manual update of Items/BOMs in Oracle ERP and control all product data maintenance
  • Standardize master data maintenance using ECOs and MCOs

Solution Highlights

  • Six different PLM Workspaces integrated with Oracle EBS. Each business division has a separate PLM workspace
  • Based on the workspace, integration handles seven manufacturing and four sales organizations
  • Data volume handled by the integration per year:
    • 40,000 ECs
    • 80,000 Items
    • 20,000 BOMs
  • Compliance information such as Country of Origin, ECCN, HTS Code
  • Efficient error management by notifying users of errored records through alerts and emails
  • Exceptions Management by users and not by IT

Supported Business Objects

  • Products
  • Product Revisions
  • Product Categories
  • BOMs
  • BOM Designators
  • Approved Manufacturers and Suppliers

Data Flow from PLM to ERP


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