David Parrish from the SAP for Industrial Machinery & Components IBU highlighted an interesting report from IDC if you are Mill Products company that uses PLM type software and processes for your products. and by Mill Products we include fabricated metals, building products, paper, packaging, plastic products.
See below for a summary and the link for more details:
In August 2015, IDC Manufacturing Insights published a white paper entitled “PLM Selection in SAP Environments,” which was sponsored by SAP and written by Jeffrey Hojlo and Robert Parker of IDC.
“This IDC Manufacturing Insights white paper looks at product life-cycle management (PLM) application strategies at companies that run SAP as their core ERP system. This white paper offers a decision framework for determining the best approach to support an organization’s product management needs and offers guidance on steps to take to put the strategy into action.”
“To meet the demands of today’s marketplace, manufacturers must have more than just PLM — they need a product innovation platform. This imperative will make your choice of a vendor partner one of the most critically important choices for the portfolio that you will make.”
Some of the highlights include: