"ROI"

How to connect PLM to manufacturing profit?

How to connect PLM to manufacturing profit?

One of the most complicated questions when selling PLM is to prove ROI. The topic was debated so much in the past, I decided to stop blogging about it. Check my old blogs about PLM ROI here (http://beyondplm.com/tag/roi/). Old day of PDM/ PLM, vendors were trying to sell ROI. I…

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Aras PLM – agile, fast and… expensive? 

Aras PLM – agile, fast and… expensive? 

The article about how different is Aras TCO compared to other “big-boxes PLM” triggered many questions online and offline. If you want to catch up, you can do it via blog article and also on LinkedIn. The discussion on LinkedIn is more active, so check this link as well. I want to…

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PLM “show me the money” – practical use cases

PLM “show me the money” – practical use cases

In my article last week – How to avoid “focus on business” cliche in PLM sales , I introduced typical PLM business use cases. One of my readers commented by saying that in general you cannot escape the cost of running processes. Main cost factors are 1/ process development and 2/…

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Is there a demand for new type of cloud PLM services?

Is there a demand for new type of cloud PLM services?

Oracle is a database engine run by most of PLM implementations in the world for many years. It is one of the best examples of vendor lock-in and the way to hook enterprise company to a costly maintenance contract and service. But it seems like Oracle is changing. Tech-Cruch article explains…

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Cloud is not the way to rethink PLM. Then what?

Cloud is not the way to rethink PLM. Then what?

CIMdata PLM forum yesterday was a good place to discuss ideas that from a first look can sound a bit crazy. One of them – how to rethink PLM. Wait… you can say. We just came to some sort of understanding about what is PLM and how to sell PLM…

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Rethinking PLM ROI in cloud era

Rethinking PLM ROI in cloud era

To measure ROI is important part of PLM implementation decision. These days companies are less interested in 3-5 years implementation roadmaps. Therefore, discussion about PLM ROI can be very painful. It is better to get prepared upfront. PLM ROI is not a simplest thing to get into.  I put some…

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Why hard to sell PLM ROI?

Why hard to sell PLM ROI?

In business, ROI is one of the most fundamentals principles that can help companies to make decisions. To buy a software is an investment and therefore to be able to show ROI is an important part of sales and marketing activities. Manufacturing company will be trying to evaluate and compare…

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PDM ROI: Myths or Reality?

PDM ROI: Myths or Reality?

In personal life, the justification of your buying decision is simple. You want to have the next cool device, period. In business, it is different. The magic acronym ROI (Return on Investment) will be the first question you need to answer. Cost is real thing. Benefits must be real too….

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PDM ROI Calculator from SolidWorks

PDM ROI Calculator from SolidWorks

ROI is an important topic, and many times I’ve seen customers are not focusing on ROI assessment before starting PDM/PLM implementation. At the same time, I always found ROI definition and calculation as somewhat mystical. One of my best slides about ROI belongs to CIMData. SolidWorks made available PDM ROI…

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Dream: PLM Saving Calculator?

I found the following “device” in my mail box today- Google Apps Saving Calculator.The Out-Of-The-Box functionality is damn simple. You select number of people in the organization on the top and see how much $$$ you are going to save when you move to Google Apps. There is also Google…

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