SAP PLM-Pros and Cons

General Information

SAP PLM has some of the best features available, which are not found in other software. SAP PLM has an integrated solution with SAP ERP and can be used to compute wholistic cost calculation by customers. SAP PLM has a plethora of options in terms of applications and maintains an incredible amount of documents in a very organized manner. It’s software update methods are also pretty simple and easy.

Newer Innovations in the SAP PLM

SAP PLM has the integration to Design tools with Engineering Control Centre and the ability to map all business. SAP PLM can be used to create the cost of a product that is not yet in production. It is helpful in generating ingredient statements and nutrition facts panels. SAP PLM is not a toolkit solution like any other PLM’s where you need to write lines and lines of code. SAP PLM helps to reduce re-work due to data inheritance.

Why we use SAP PLM?

One of the basic reasons why we should use SAP PLM is its highly integrated solution. No other PLM can beat on this. Document Management is an extremely powerful capability of revision, version and status control, and Ad-hoc workflow capability. SAP PLM Supports to multi-CAD integration; you can drive any Business transactions within SAP with SAP DMS. SAP PLM extensive Chanel management capability, change history tracking, Extremely strong in SAP formula and recipe development. Not much development required, just configure the solution. (Other PLM systems you need to write 1 to 2 years coding with that you will end up core dumps).

Industry Positive Comments

Some of the customers comment that SAP PLM is Easily configurable process and workflow which give flexibilities, wonderful tool for BOM development, complete end to end integration with R&D, has the ability to create task workstreams and pertinent text boxes which provides 360 deg visibility of products.

Needs Improvement

Some of the customers expect improvement in software which is almost impossible to integrate with other systems, no out of box control on the visibility of the documents, No easy way delete those not required data and keep the system clean. In SAP PLM lot of customization required to disposition materials in mass, its also lacks engineering tools integration such as ProE, UX or Solidworks.

Similar Products in the Industry

Some of the similar search products in the industry are Propel, Oracle Product Lifecycle Management Cloud, Prodigy, PTC Arbortext , ANSYS Sherlock Automated Design Analysis, Infor CloudSuite PLM for Process (Optiva), Centro, Aras PLM, Arena PLM & QMS.

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