Applied CIM Technologies Inc. is dedicated to providing software and integrated hardware solutions to accommodate your needs. Our team of Engineers, Programmers, and Support Staff have both the classroom, and real world hands on experience needed to help you. Applied CIM Technologies covers all the bases from idea to reality including the setup, training, and modification of the solution to seamlessly fit into your company.

Competition in today's manufacturing market place requires continual monitoring and improvement of the manufacturing process. The integration of computer hardware and software in the tooling process, is one of the best methods of increasing productivity. Fully integrated computer hardware and software means improved quality, reduced cost and increased profitability for your company.

Applied CIM Technologies offers a modular approach through applications that start simple but have paths to larger more integrated solutions. These upgrade paths provide you with a system that will expand and grow as your needs dictate. As a full service supplier, Applied CIM Technologies offer off-the-shelf industry standard solutions tailored to your needs, as well as custom software for your unique requirements. These open-architecture solutions are supported with standard computer hardware and proven network configurations.

Applied CIM Technologies, Inc. provides you with the latest in state-of-the-art tool management products and services at reasonable prices, in steps that are easy to justify and easy to implement. Successful tool management requires a strong commitment to planning, justification, and implementation. Applied CIM Technologies makes this task easier by providing worry-free step-by step implementation with proven practical tool management products and services.

Your operation is unique. That is why our systems range from cost effective off-the-shelf software modules to a complete turnkey solution. Applied CIM Technologies assists you with small or large steps that are focused on problem solving. This approach can make tool management solutions your most profitable investment.


Applied CIM Technologies was incorporated in the fall of 1989. Our team of software developers and engineers have designed, for over 25 years, industry leading software applications. The CRIBWARE product was first introduced in 1984 as one of the first PC based tool management solutions. In 1989, Applied CIM technologies purchased the software rights and source code to the product. Continued development and support since 1989 has been performed by the ACT staff.

CRIBWARE was introduced in 1984, in an Iowa machine shop, as one of the first computer-based crib management systems to control, track and manage tools. Over the past two decades, we have integrated many new tool management concepts: kitting, automatic storage and retrieval systems, multi bin/multi location, shelf life, and document viewing. The system is modular, permitting customers to build upon and add functionality, as needed.

Today, CRIBWARE systems are managing material in a diverse group of industries: aerospace, automotive, consumer goods, contract manufacturing, defense, chemical and petroleum refineries, foundries, industrial machinery, job shops and industrial distribution. Some familiar names include General Motors, Eaton, Babcock and Wilcox, U.S. Navy, U.S. Army, Siemens, NASA, ExxonMobil, Ford, Toro, Honda Corporation and Parker Hannifin. We are just as proud of our installations at small and medium sized companies, and pride ourselves in fitting the solution to your specific needs.

All of our clients, large and small, enjoy our long standing reputation for incredible service and support. Our emphasis is to help you become more efficient and maintain that efficiency.


The Applied CIM Technologies' staff brings years of practical Tool Management experience, high energy and innovation to your project. Our staff includes computer system engineers, software developers, technicians and trainers who provide unique solutions, extracting the highest return on your computer integrated manufacturing investment. This staff of is supported by excellent relationships with industry leading vendors, such as Microsoft, Datalogic, Dell and Intermec



  • Software Development
  • Crystal Reporting
  • Application Engineering
  • Bar Code Hardware Selection
  • Process Control

What sets us apart from our competition.

Service and support are the back bone of any long term relationship. Our support and service program helps both small and large organizations become more efficient. We provide pre-sale application analysis, product training, after sale system support, custom software and telephone assistance.

Applied CIM Technologies will assist you with:

  • Problem analysis
  • Custom software
  • Installation
  • Training
  • Software updates
  • After sales support
  • email Support
  • Remote access web assistance


We are the software solutions provider within Productivity Inc. which means that we have established our name and reputation with that of Productivity. It also means that you not only receive the highest possible service from Applied CIM Technologies, but also if your you experience a problem on your shop floor, you don't need to correspond with two independent companies, just one, and we will be there for you.


We use state-of-the art development tools supported by excellent working relationships with industry leading vendors to ensure quality solutions and services that contribute to the success of our customers.