Part 1 of this blog series started with the assertion that product lifecycle management (PLM) solutions are becoming increasingly important to enterprises, to a strategic degree. However, not all PLM products are created equal, especially in light of their different origins.
My post then explored the strengths and weaknesses of the first group of PLM solutions: those coming from
customer centric real time
(SCM), manufacturing execution, and customer relationship management (CRM). ERP players have the ability to intersperse data about financial results, resources, products, and workflows throughout their product intelligence capabilities, thereby enabling key product strategy and execution decisions. SAP, Oracle, and Infor’s goal with their PLM software, based on their respective SAP NetWeaver, Oracle Fusion Middleware (OFM) , and Infor10 business process platforms, is to improve efficiency across the