SimTrans is an online transaction manager that bridges the gap between SigmaNEST and your other business systems. Real-time processing and feedback automates your shop floor process, so that you don’t have to worry about the details.

SimTrans facilitates communication between different systems through database transactions. When you enter a new order into your MRP system, the information is automatically communicated to SigmaNEST in real-time. This setup allows you to track your work orders through real-time updates and feedback. You can even check up on SimTrans through any platform, including Windows, macOS Linux, iOS, and Android-based devices.


  • Real-time communication between business systems and SigmaNEST
  • Automatically transfer part and stock information to SigmaNEST with no duplicate work
  • Set up automatic 2D and 3D CAD conversion to quickly transform files into ready-to-nest parts
  • View the status of each order from any device at any stage of shop floor process
  • Receive automated error reports delivered directly to your email inbox


  • Standard database format (SQL) interfaces with any type of business system
  • Compatible with TXT, CSV, and other common input file types
  • More than 80 ready-to-use transactions with complete documentation and sample queries
  • Cross-platform support for Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, and Android
  • User management options for complete security and control
  • On-site or remote installation, training and consulting available from industry experts

How it works

While your MRP or ERP systems are usually installed on large, centralized servers, SigmaNEST is normally installed on individual workstations. SimTrans typically runs in the background on either a workstation or a server, where it acts as the transaction manager between both systems, regardless of platform.

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, maintaining its own database of parts, work orders, and inventory. SimTrans then facilitates internal information transfer between SigmaNEST, the database, and all other business systems.

simTRANS flowchart


  • Seamless data flow and order processing
  • Eliminate redundant data transfer processes and human error
  • Process orders faster to meet every deadline
  • Automatic data entry
  • Scalable solution that grows with your needs

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