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Zero Wait-State and Propel Announce Strategic Partnership to Modernize CAD and PLM in the Cloud

AUSTIN, TEXAS, March 20, 2018 - Zero Wait-State and Propel today announced a new strategic partnership that combines Zero Wait-State’s proven Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) implementation services and integration solutions with Propel’s modern cloud PLM software. The partnership will help manufacturing companies to more easily collaborate on product designs, modernize their business systems, and deliver better products to their customers, ultimately resulting in higher revenue, margins, and customer adoption.

Zero Wait-State now provides expert consulting services for Propel, including software implementation and configuration, data migration from legacy PLM systems like Oracle Agile PLM and Arena Solutions, and integration with CAD, ERP, and supply chain management (SCM) solutions.

Steve Porter, founder and CEO of Zero Wait-State, commented, “Zero Wait-State is very excited to be working with Propel and their customers to define and implement best practices for product development and delivery. Propel is a breath of fresh air to the PLM market, and we look forward to helping companies use cloud PLM software to successfully deliver products to their customers.”

Zero Wait-State has also been a pioneer in integrating cloud PLM and cloud 3D CAD systems with their CloudState solution. With their latest integration solutions, Zero Wait-State now allows Propel customers to integrate with virtually any CAD solution, including SolidWorks, Creo and Onshape. Engineers can create and synchronize bills of materials (BOMs) in Propel directly from a 3D CAD assembly, including part numbers and product attributes. Updates to 3D CAD models can automatically create redlines and engineering changes in Propel, which can then be routed for approval.

“Both Zero Wait-State and Propel have always been focused 100% on customer success,” according to Brian Sohmers, co-founder and Chief Product Officer of Propel. “Zero Wait-State is an expert in PLM implementation services and integration solutions, and they’re already helping our customers become successful with their new product development practices.”

About Zero Wait-State

Zero Wait-State (ZWS) solutions – both cloud-based and on-premise – power industrial innovation to capture the Voice of the Product, unleash the potential of the Internet of Things (IoT), and optimize Product Lifecycle Management (PLM). ZWS helps you better integrate your design data into your product development and supply chain operations — accelerating innovation, driving revenue growth, and reducing new product introduction (NPI) costs. ZWS’ PLM and IoT products, including internally developed applications, coupled with expert consulting services, provide extensive, proven capabilities for PLM implementation, engineering integration, and data migration; backed by ZWS’ unique Outcomes-Based Methodology and TeamState Approach. For more information, visit

About Propel

Propel makes enterprise cloud software that helps propel your digital transformation. Propel offers cloud Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), Product Information Management (PIM) and Quality Management Software (QMS) solutions that help engineers, marketing, sales channels, partners, customers, and everyone else share all the information needed to get products from concept to customer. Built on the Salesforce platform, Propel’s SaaS-based software helps everyone collaborate better, takes just weeks to get up and running, and can easily scale with changing business requirements. For more information, visit



Amy Fenwick
Director of Marketing
Zero Wait-State

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