Part 1 of this blog series started with the assertion that product lifecycle management (PLM) solutions are becoming increasingly important to enterprises, to a strategic degree. However, not all PLM products are created equal, especially in light of their different origins.
My post then explored the strengths and weaknesses of the first group of PLM solutions: those coming from
Middleware (OFM) , and Infor10 business process platforms, is to improve efficiency across the entire supply chain, create more visibility for new product development stakeholders, and enable easier collaboration through centralized data management. IT managers see ERP-based PLM offerings as an opportunity to reduce costs and improve data transparency across product development, sourcing, manufacturing operations, the back-office, and customer-facing activities. In the case of SAP, customers that