Looking at PLM Solutions…

What drives a company to look at PLM software? I have seen companies start by trying to solve a problem or problems. I have seen companies start with a particular solution in mind. Companies that start with a solution Starting with a solution in mind, companies will look for a problem or problems to solve.…

PLM Tips to Make the Project Easier…

Last week, I touched on project scope. The longer your project takes the more your user community will lose interest. What follows are some tips from the successful PLM implementations that I have worked on. Champion A project like this needs an internal champion. They will show the user community that life will be better…

Problems that PLM Addresses…

Last week, I addressed ‘why PLM?’ This week – some of the problems that PLM software can help you solve… Find any document Many studies have supported the notion that employees will spend around 25% of their time looking for information. Note: This number was derived before using any kind of document management software. How…

Why PLM?

Product lifecycle management [PLM] is a discipline. It is not just about engineering data management. It is about supporting your company’s efforts to deliver customer satisfaction. It is about following and improving procedures [processes] that could include compliance requirements. It is about collaboration inside your company and with customers and vendors. It is about solving…

Before Addressing PLM continued..

Many things happen before the actual purchase of a PLM solution. You will need to gather answers to the following questions. Is the problem you are attempting to solve worthy of pursuing? Discover the available potential solutions? What do you have to put together in order for your company to issue a PO? How will…

Before Addressing PLM…

Many things happen before the actual purchase of a PLM solution. You will need to gather answers to the following questions. Is the problem you are attempting to solve worthy of pursuing? Discover the available potential solutions? What do you have to put together in order for your company to issue a PO? How will…

Requirements Documents

A requirements document explains why a product is needed, puts the product in context and describes what the finished product will look like. It will include a formal list of requirements. Requirements come from end users and customers. These requirements are statements of what a system should do rather than how it should do it.…