How Manufacturing Enterprises of All Sizes Can Benefit from PLM (Product Lifecycle Management)

Over the last several years, Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) has emerged as the common term used to describe the creation, management, and use of product related information and processes (i.e., an enterprise’s intellectual assets or complete product definition) throughout the entire product lifecycle and extended enterprise. Until now, PLM solutions were designed for large, distributed manufacturing enterprises that had the extensive resources required to deploy and maintain them. Today’s PLM solutions are designed not only for large companies, but also for mid-sized manufacturing enterprises in multiple sectors. Increasingly companies of all sizes are recognizing the need for PLM solutions. At the same time, the capabilities of the solutions being offered have improved significantly.

This white paper discusses:

  • How PLM is being applied to support mid-sized manufacturing enterprises;
  • Characteristics and issues of mid-sized manufacturing enterprises;
  • The key PLM factors to consider for mid-size manufacturing enterprises;
  • Aras Innovator, an enterprise PLM application suite, that provides capabilities similar to those offered by PLM solution providers that target large multi-national enterprises, but at a significantly lower total cost of ownership.

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