Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software solutions, like many of the application suites that have come before it, are a collection of different offerings that serve a common theme and contribute to overlapping value propositions. Like previous application suites, there is strategic value in approaching PLM as a set of inter-related requirements as opposed to just a collection of function-specific requirements. This is a report on the observations from the 2003 Product Development Manager’s Association (PDMA) Conference.
erp achieving effective end to end plm
companies often have multiple ERP systems and the information is not always complete or organized in the right way. As companies are faced with new challenges such as RFID, new regulations, and other developing needs, the companies and their software vendors will leverage the PLM product repository by developing new applications to take advantage of the core of unified, structured product information. Far from a collection of disparate point applications, PLM is a vision that encompasses many different