Part 1 of this blog series started with the assertion that product lifecycle management (PLM) solutions are becoming increasingly important to enterprises in a strategic sense. However, not all PLM products are created equal, especially in light of their different origins.
I then explored the advantages and weaknesses of the first group of PLM solutions: those coming from stalwart
accounting software selection tier 3
become mostly about backflush accounting and order releases to control workload. ERP requirements are not that complex in this case, and are mainly focused on (lean) accounting. ERP systems, Microsoft tools (i.e., Access, Excel, Project , etc.), and/or homegrown PDM systems are best when volumes and product complexity are low. Indeed, with one simple product release a month, do you really need a full-fledged PLM suite? A PLM offering with tight ERP integration is best suited in engineer to order