SimTrans is an online transaction manager that serves as a bridge between SigmaNEST nesting software and Material Requirement Planning (MRP) systems, order entry or other management software solutions. MRP and/or other management software usually reside on large, centralized servers or mainframe systems while SigmaNEST is normally installed on workstations. SimTrans acts as the transaction manager between two systems regardless of the platform used for installation.
The diagram shows the data flow from the customer through the sales, order processing and engineering systems. SigmaNEST functions at the center of manufacturing operations and maintains its own database of parts, work orders and material inventory. SimTrans permits internal information systems to communicate with SigmaNEST and its database.