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Getting Started with PLM

Recommended steps to get off to a good start with PLM:

  1. Learn about PLM from unbiased sources
  2. Find and involve an experienced, independent PLM Consultant to help with the following steps.
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  3. Define your immediate and long-term business needs and requirements based on your company’s goals and objectives.
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  4. Create a long-term PLM strategy and action plan.
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  5. Identify potential areas of improvements in your organization based on industry best practices and latest available PLM technologies.
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  6. Develop a PLM Business Case to be able to make an informed and financially sound decision regarding an investment in PLM.
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  7. Analyze and compare the scope and functionality of different PLM Systems. Look for commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) systems with available preconfigured industry solutions and a functional scope that can support your long-term PLM strategy.
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  8. Conduct a methodical PLM Evaluation with 3 to 4 systems to find the best solution for your business needs.


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