Back in 2013, SolidWorks released an add-in for Enterprise PDM which included most of the features of Razorleaf’s Office2PDM tool. This add-in is compatible with EPDM 2013 and EPDM 2014, so many Office2PDM users will no longer have significant need for a separate product to provide Office integration functions. As a result, Razorleaf has discontinued the Office2PDM product.
Based on the capabilities of SolidWorks’ new EPDM Office Add-in, Razorleaf believes Office2PDM no longer serves to fill the gap that once existed (when there was no Office integration for EPDM), so the company has discontinued development and support of Office2PDM (note that this does not impact EPDM Dashboard). More specifically, here are some key elements of Razorleaf’s plans:
- Support for Office2PDM ended on July 31, 2014. This included:
- Updates & bug fixes
- Tech support
- Razorleaf is not planning to update Office2PDM further, but customers are welcome to continue using the product as long as they like. This means:
- No planned Office 2013 support
- No planned EPDM 2014 support
- No planned Windows 8 support
Razorleaf recognizes that its customers use technology in different ways, and that they may have specific needs that fall outside the lines of what Razorleaf has planned so the company invites customers to contact them if they need something outside the lines of what is planned. Razorleaf intends to continue evolving the EPDM Dashboard product, and has other products in the works for EPDM and other PDM/PLM packages.