The More You Know About PLM…

From an Infuseit posting dated Sunday, March 8, 2015… PLM buyers: You don’t know what you don’t know about PLM. That means it is hard for you to distinguish the tools and the suppliers. Don’t try to specify everything. Have a clear vision of where you want to go and what you want to achieve…

Engineering Change Orders & PLM

Years ago, when I first began selling PLM software, every company I spoke with complained about engineering change orders [ECO].  Their biggest complaint was that it took way too long to put through a change request. At that time, all ECO’s were paper based.  They might have been called engineering change requests [ECR] or engineering…

Document Management

I recently read an article by Joe Shepley titled ‘Where document management went wrong.’  In it, he says that ‘the precise moment when everything became unhinged and started hurtling down the twisted, rocky road to document management perdition we’re currently on: the day we fired the file clerks.’ I have visited many companies over the…

PLM Value…

You are considering investing in a PLM [product lifecycle management] solution.  How do you determine the value of the solution for your company? If you are like most companies, you need the CFO to approve the spending.  In other words, you need a budget to spend the money.  Not all companies are the same –…

Why take on BPM?

The benefits of managing your business processes can be enormous… Managing Change Whether you like it or not, change happens… Typically, we will respond to the change by taking some action.  It is very easy to take the wrong action if you haven’t looked at the entire process.  Once you look at the ‘whole’, you…

PLM – What’s in it for the User?

You are considering investing in a PLM [product lifecycle management] solution.  Why should your employees be excited about using the new software? Life without a PLM solution… For the sake of this discussion, let’s assume that you store your files in a protected directory on a server. You have been charged with making a change…

Happy New Year!

Prepare for change.  Change always happens… Changes like: Your competition will be looking to outsell you New competitors will jump into your space There will always be new innovations The price of oil How will these changes impact your company?  What impact will they have on your customers?  We still can’t even predict the impact…