Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) is the crucial foundation of the domain specific organisation and consumption of product data in the different company systems. The linking of product data and tools is essential in any industrial company and poses a number of challenges. However, those who look into these will understand the enormous potentials more profoundly.
Often, existing software systems can cover new functional requirements only to a certain extent. As a consequence, new systems are continuously being introduced, leading to an increasingly fragmented system landscape. Usually, you can add redundant data and product information causing costs for maintenance and management as well as multiple processes that slow things down. Do you have a complete overview of all your data, systems and processes?
Be it in product data management, throughout the product lifecycle or in the value chain: our PLM experts will help you keep track of it all. We identify your potentials and develop concrete recommendations for action.
We show you how to benefit from linked product data in Marketing, Sales, Engineering, Production, and Service.
We analyse your products, processes, and tools. We show you possibilities how you manage to achieve a competitive advantage with your product data. Together, we will identify potentials and their dependencies based on a cost-benefit analysis. Our comprehensive, in-depth and up-to-the-minute knowledge combined with our proven methods form the solid foundation for this work.
Using a system matrix and roadmap, we will illustrate which systems map onto which tasks and data flow. Due to the partially overlapping functionalities of the systems, different solution variants are usually proposed and evaluated on the basis of their potentials. The solution approach most suitable to you will be transferred into a detailed PLM roadmap. A digitization maturity model will help you identify the current state as well as the future development of your company.
We use information flow visualisations to illustrate different use case scenarios along with the PLM roadmap to evaluate the appropriate software, technologies, and business applications. In order to achieve this, we generally utilise a well-proven proceeding consisting of longlists and shortlists of the relevant systems/technologies as well as a final benchmark. Our many years of experience with system-independent concepts provide a valuable foundation in order to identify and point out the various options for the respective tool combinations and to make appropriate recommendations.
After the evaluation of the system landscape, we concretise and detail the use cases (based on our best-practise approaches) and assign these to the software systems. Based on the use cases and the detailed concept we create the requirement specifications for the selected systems, their integration and the required interfaces. The use cases also form the basis for acceptance tests of the implementation.
We implement the concepts within the enterprise systems according to your customer needs - so you get everything from a single source. Alternatively, we ensure that external providers understand the concepts and implement them accordingly. Either way, we actively assist you towards a successful completion, conducting tests and approving systems.
We offer in-depth knowledge of various commercial IT systems, in-house developed tools and a well-founded methodology which we have constantly refined in dozens of migration projects. Experience has shown that the complexity of data migration, such as import and export of legacy data (3D, CAD structures, articles, documents, and parts lists), is often underestimated. We know how to analyse and prepare data so that they can be imported into the new IT tools.
As independent PLM specialists, we figure out tailor-made solutions for your products and processes in order to optimise your system landscape.