The product development life cycle - innovate, conceptualize, plan, design, procure, produce, deliver, service, and retire - naturally includes multiple people, operating in multiple departments, and typically from multiple companies, each with locations in multiple countries around the world. Solving inherent difficulties that result from managing this complexity are the raison d’être for PLM solutions.
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fits within an engineer-to-order (ETO) or configure-to-order (CTO) framework. However, the ERP suites do not yet fully accommodate collaboration as well as stand-alone PLM packages designed for that purpose. To remain competitive, however, stand-alone vendors would do well to focus on easy integration with ERP suites. For more information, see Can ERP Speak PLM? The current PLM leaders'' superiority, like in the case of the SCM and CRM markets, will diminish as the ERP vendors continue to improve their