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How to avoid PLM implementation pitfalls?

Read Share PLM's highlighted PLM implementation pitfalls and our additional comments

Our dear partner Share PLM – the team humanizing PLM – wrote an excellent article about 13 Common PLM Implementation Problems And How to Avoid Them and we can easily agree with these main points from the story and suggest everybody interested about PLM/PDM world to read it!

We want to highlight especially these important ones from the story, and we would like to add few more comments from our side:

"#2 – The system is seen as ugly, too slow, and expensive."

For instance: does your PLM solution support product model needs? The most effective way is to let engineers create the product model with the design simultaneously! This will save Time-to-Market and increase product quality and consistency.
If PLM needs to be extended to also support sales (Configure-Price-Quote, CPQ) or service lifecycle management (SLM) or digital thread how can management take these into consideration of future needs?

"#4 - There's a war going on between your systems."

Where do you create and manage the original data? How could the same data support or be used from other systems and managed centrally from one source of truth? The most important is to have great integration capabilities since the data is still the nowadays competitive advantage.

"#11 - There's little excitement about data."

We could not agree more with the statement: “Product data is power – but only if the data is correctly collected, processed, and managed.” and this requires a lot of human effort and policies to keep it in a good shape! How can you imagine sharing the data with suppliers or with the service organization if the data is not fulfilled and up to date?

"#12 - It's time for the dreaded system upgrade."

To reach the low cost of ownership (LCO) you must select a system where additional customizations does not ruin the core application and its upgradability. Otherwise, you will create a such a mammoth that version upgrades are either huge projects or even impossible costly-wise. One important think is that Companies could create and manage simple development by themselves without expensive 3rd party consultancy.

 

We highly suggest you read the whole blog-post from here: https://shareplm.com/13-common-plm-implementation-problems-and-how-to-avoid-them/