Today’s process and services industries face increasing competitive challenges to bring great products to market in record time. Also, it is essential that internal teams are aligned with each other, and are able to react swiftly to changing market conditions and competition. Process and Services oriented companies face many of the same challenges affecting discrete engineering and manufacturing. Data management, file management, process control and visibility, internal and external collaboration between teams, suppliers, and others all affect the resulting Product and operational efficiency of your people and company. Plural understands these complexities and brings best practices to your business processes and technology solutions.

Challenges faced in Process & Services

  • Disparate tools, systems and processes increase IT Engineering Services costs and maintenance, and lower resource productivity
  • Product Development teams are unable to find and reuse parts, components and assemblies resulting in higher product development and manufacturing costs
  • Collaboration silos exist within the enterprise and negatively affect business processes. “Over the wall” still affects key portions of the product life cycle
  • Technology tools and solutions are not fully integrated resulting in redundant processing and inefficiency across the enterprise

How PLM can improve Process & Services 

  • Control and visibility – PLM can be designed to streamline and standardize key business processes
  • Improved data handling – Integrated with other key business systems, PLM can be designed to share information between disparate systems to deliver speed, flexibility and productivity to product development processes
  • PLM for the rest of the organization – solutions exist that can enable other company organizations to achieve a level of performance and integration that used to be only available to Engineering

Higher utilization and ROI – Repeatable processes ensure adoption and return on investment goals are met