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Project Lifecycle Management Implies Long Term Value; Forget the Total Cost of Ownership Fuss
Understanding the nature and specifics of your product development life cycles, and especially new product design and initiation, can help you realize tangible

roi project cost management  PLM offers more pure ROI than any other business application. So where does the value come from? Many of the subjective revenue gains and objective cost reductions lie in Improved new product design innovation Coordination across multiple product design and development locations Improved design quality while reducing design cost Reduced product time-to-market cycle times Better support for customers located worldwide Opportunity recognition via portfolio management Improved custom product development

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Project Portfolio Management's Missing Functional Link: Stakeholder Management


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