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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due to expanded collaboration features and on the availability of Web-based technology. Again, no vendor provides all of the required solutions for a full PLM initiative at this stage, so almost all solutions will involve best-of-breed components. Due to the number of components that are used to deliver a PLM solution, there is still a plethora of niche providers that offer compelling products yet fail to deliver on the breadth of the solution required. See The PLM Program - An Incremental Approach to