New product development, manufacturing and supply chain processes have never moved faster or been more complex than they are right now. Factor in the Internet of Things, big data and 3D printing / on-demand customization and you quickly realize that complexity and the rate of change are increasing every day.
To be successful moving forward, IDC says that companies need a flexible, scalable and resilient product innovation platform that can handle today’s complexity and adapt quickly to address tomorrow’s accelerating pace of change.
"As global companies extend their PLM backbone through the organization and across the supply chain, performance at scale becomes critical for effective collaboration."
Resilient PLM adapts to your changing business requirements. Resilient PLM ensures that your customizations can always move forward to the next version of the software. Resilient PLM never leaves you locked out of your own data.
Resilient PLM - and the investment you make in it – persists independent of changes to your business processes, the operating system, database, upgrades, features etc. These changes could be as simple as switching to a new browser or as complex as changing use cases when acquiring other companies, moving into new vertical markets, adding product lines or adjusting processes to meet new compliance mandates.
PLM is difficult to deploy. It's expensive. And it takes time. So you don't want to have to do it all over again 3 to 5 years down the road. With a resilient PLM system, you won't have to. A truly resilient PLM will last 20 years or more. In fact, it should last indefinitely.
Attributes of a 20+ year PLM system:
There are far too many companies out there who have invested millions of dollars in a system that only gives them a fraction of what they need. Most of these companies think they are locked in to these systems and the limited functionality they offer because ripping them out and replacing them is not an option.
It’s not all or nothing. You don’t have to start over. You have options.
The Aras PLM platform has the flexibility of an open architecture and business model to enable you to: