Why PLM?

The complexity of today's Tech products, business processes and global environments are becoming more challenging than ever. Most tech products contain hardware, electronics and software components, which are being updated regularly. On top of that time to market is becoming increasingly important, in-time product launches (NPI’s) can be strategically crucial for tech companies.
 
At the same time many companies still face issues of different departments using different methods and systems, having difficulties to access the right version of the product information. Finding an efficient process to co-operate can also be challenging. Currently this frequently results in incomprehensible decision making by separate emails, numerous Excel sheets and documents in fragmented data silos.
 
 
PLM Accessible
PLM is well known within larger corporations and is a proven solution to streamline their complicated processes. However, also startups and medium size tech corporations face similar difficulties. Nowadays a PLM solution has become very accessible to them as well, because of scalability of current cloud technology. Also integrations with other systems are a lot easier than it used to be. For most clients of PLMtech, the implementation is completed within a few weeks

 

Why PLM?

 
At the same time many companies still face issues of different departments using different methods and systems, having difficulties to access the right version of the product information. Finding an efficient process to co-operate can also be challenging. currently this frequently results in incomprehensible decision making by separate emails, numerous Excel sheets and documents in fragmented data silos.
 
PLM Accessible
PLM is well known within larger corporations and is a proven solution to streamline their complicated processes. However, also startups and medium size tech corporations face similar difficulties. Nowadays a PLM solution has become very accessible to them as well, because of scalability of current cloud technology. Also integrations with other system are lot easier than it used to be. For most clients of PLMtech, the implementation is completed within a few weeks

 

Company-wide solution
A unique aspect of PLM is that it is a company-wide solution. Usage can even go beyond the company by providing suppliers access to parts of the system. It becomes very easy to manage compliance to increasingly complicated regulations and standards because data and processes are stored into a central place and are accessible to all stakeholders.
 
 
Although implementations differ between corporations, the benefits are usually comparable. The main advantage is the insightful structured system of parts, versions and change processes, which are world-wide accessible on a secure platform. This decreases searching time in all departments and leads to better quality and a reduction of costly errors. On top of that suppliers are more integrated into the process and deal with the same data, they can even play a role in evaluating changes and propose improvements.

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Company-wide solution
Although implementations differ between corporations, the benefits are usually comparable. The main advantage is the insightful structured system of parts, versions and change processes, which are world-wide accessible in a secure platform. This decreases searching time in all departments and leads to better quality and a reduction of costly errors. On top of that suppliers are more integrated into the process and deal with the same data, they can even play a role in evaluating changes and propose improvements.

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Industries

High Tech
Structure is essential for complicated product development like in High Tech products. Therefore a PLM system delivers many possibilities to enhance processes, increase quality and manage complexity.
 
Healthcare
Compliance to a variety of regulations and requirements is essential within Healthcare. PLM is the right tool to keep track of the compliance within the entire product portfolio. More than 200 companies which produce medical devices, use Arena PLM.
 
Clean tech
Managing cost is a challenge in the Clean Tech industry. PLM delivers great tools for streamlining the process keeping track of cost and managing the supplychain.
 
Electronics
A large BOM with many small components is something common for Electronics. To keep track of the precise assembly and all changes over time, PLM an indispensable tool.
 

Industries

High Tech
Structure is essential for complicated product development like in High Tech products. Therefore a PLM system delivers many possibilities to enhance processes, increase quality and manage complexity.
 
Healthcare
PLM is the right tool to keep track of the compliance within the entire product portfolio of a health care company. More than 200 companies which produce medical devices, use Arena PLM.
Clean Tech
Managing cost is a challenge in the Clean Tech industry. PLM delivers great tools for streamlining the process keeping track of cost and managing the supplychain.
 
Electronics
A large BOM with many small components is something common for Electronics. To keep track of the precise assembly and all changes over time, PLM an indispensable tool.

 

 
 
 

Features

BOM’s don’t belong in spreadsheets. The BOM is the backbone of the product line and contains all crucial component information, which needs to be up to date for everyone, always. 
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Arena PLM is focussed on better collaboration inside the company but also with partners and suppliers. The platform offers great tools to exchange up to date information. 
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Changes pass by a structured way of approvals, this structure is fast, documented and all departments are informed and involved. This structure prevented many costly mistakes. 
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BOM Management Collaboration Change Management
Document management is more than an accessible folder with data. It means a well-historised set of information on an easily accessible logical location. 
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Keeping accurate track of standards and certifications is very easy with Arena PLM. Also you could easily integrate internal tests and add the result to the system. 
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Keeping track of progress is easy in Arena PLM. Employees can systematically work on a batch of tasks instead of being instructed with many separate emails. 
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Document Management
Compliance Project Management
       
Combine quality data with your product lifecycle information in order to notice issues earlier and act on them in a more structured way. 
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      Quality Management

 

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Would you like to learn more about Arena PLM? Request a demo, or visit our unique test location with a beautiful view at Europe’s main harbor

 

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