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
Systemes’ respective CAD and PLM offerings. When a company decides that it needs to manage the entire product lifecycle, it will likely need to support multiple CAD tools, a PLM system, and an ERP system to boot. While buying CAD and PLM software from the same supplier has its benefits in theory (i.e., best integration, contract volume discounts, one source of support, etc.), there are other important considerations to take into account, including the best PLM capabilities, the best ERP integration,