Most of us are familiar with the ECR [engineering change request]. For those companies that are still paper based, studies have shown this to be the most expensive process in your company.
If your company is one of those that are still using paper, a return on investment analysis will show that you can cost justify PLM software on as few as 20 ECR’s per month.
Beyond the cost savings, you will be able to turn around change requests in less than half of your current times.
PLM software provides control and visibility
Control makes sure that the right people approve or reject the ECR at the right time and that the ECR moves easily through your organization.
Visibility allows you to see the status of an ECR with the click of a mouse.
Beyond Engineering Changes
PLM software allows you to manage and track any kind of changes. This helps you with your compliance efforts.
ISO9001 2015 now requires risk management procedures. Risk management procedures will need to be changed from time to time. You must even manage the risks of your risk management procedures. This change procedure can be managed easily in today’s PLM software.
ISO13485 requires that you have a quality manual. A quality manual will go through changes that need to be managed and tracked. This change procedure can be managed easily in today’s PLM software.
The workflow component of PLM software allows you to easily manage any changes to any information in your company.
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