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Rip & Replace or Embrace & Extend to enable a PLM Platform

Rip & Replace or Embrace & Extend to enable a PLM Platform

A Complimentary CIMdata Educational Webinar with Tom Gill, Practice Manager, PLM Enterprise Value & Integration, CIMdata

June 8, 2017
11:00  EDT | 08:00  PDT | 17:00 CET

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Do any of the following statements sound a little too familiar?
  • PLM solution obsolescence is getting the better of me.
  • We have difficulty enabling end-to end-processes.
  • Requirements are ever changing.
  • The available solutions are siloed.
  • Seeking approval for PLM upgrades is difficult at best.
Would you like to learn more? Then join us for a webinar on this topic!

As the platform concept becomes better understood, companies need to assess how well their current PLM solution can meet their needs into the future. The platform model promises a better way to provide capabilities that can be configured into solutions and reconfigured as requirements change. MDM will be used as an example of leveraging a PLM platform. CIMdata has done research into assessing the long-term viability of PLM solutions and product innovation platforms. Sample results will be presented to show examples of how sustainability measurements can be made. Once the sustainability of current state is quantified, the decision as to whether the current solution must be ripped and replaced or if it can be embraced and extended. Replacing or updating PLM solutions are usually significant both in cost and effort, a successful strategy with interesting tactics will be reviewed.

What will I learn by attending this webinar?
  • You will learn what a product innovation platform is and how it supports PLM
  • You will gain an understanding about how PLM solutions can be assessed for sustainability to determine if rip and replace or embrace, upgrade, and extend strategies are appropriate
  • You will find out how MDM can be extended by enabling it with PLM
  • You will learn about the pros and cons of rip & replace and embrace & extend strategies
  • You will learn what steps can be taken to get a PLM upgrade program supported by management and funding approved
Join us for this webinar if you want to:
  • If you want to find out what a Product Innovation Platform is and why it is important
  • How a PLM solution can be assessed to determine if it can be extended or if it needs to be ripped and replaced
  • How PLM can be used as a platform to extend and/or enhance other initiatives, e.g., MDM Strategies to get a PLM program supported by executives and approved
Who should attend?
  • PLM sponsors
  • PLM program managers, directors
  • Enterprise architects
  • IT architects
  • MDM and other lifecycle data management process owners
  • IT operations staff
  • Anyone else who wants to learn more about how to enable a PLM platform

During the webinar you’ll also have the opportunity to ask questions about the topics discussed.


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