CAD/ERP LINK is an easy-to-use data integration system available for Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations, Enterprise Edition & Dynamics AX (ERP) and the CAD systems as SOLIDWORKS 3D, Inventor and Solid Edge. By providing a real-time link between users’ of CAD systems and Microsoft Dynamics systems, CAD/ERP LINK virtually reduces manual data entry. CAD/ERP LINK enables CAD users to seamlessly share their product data; BOMs, Item data and drawings with downstream ERP users, who need it for purchasing, manufacturing, and other related activities. In return, CAD users are granted access to valuable data from ERP, such as prices, on-hand quantities, and lead times. Through this access, considerations, such as price, quality and operational experience, are easily incorporated into the product design process.