The advent and growth of vendors targeting the needs of discrete manufacturing industries proves that the PLM market in this sector has been hot. Agile Software has made a name for itself by providing the tools that support the collaborative exchange of product data, appealing to companies that rely on contractors for the manufacture of its products. For companies whose BOMs change frequently, this integrated capability set has been extremely important, and Agile has thrived in the PLM selection situations requiring extensive external collaboration.
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latter). For a detailed comparison of the ERP and PLM markets see The Different Evolutionary Stages of ERP and PLM . The raison d'tre for manufacturing companies is logically the delivery of products, and while these products can range from something as simple as a screw to something as complicated as an airplane or a transoceanic crude oil tanker, a great deal of effort and coordination must occur for the product to be designed, manufactured, delivered, and so on. The product development life