PTC Global Services Consulting
Deploying off-the-shelf technology is commonly desired but rarely achieved in full with complex enterprise solutions like PLM. As organizations and their needs grow and change, however, they typically layer their information technology systems and processes with custom code and procedures. Excessive customization creates systems that are slower to deploy, more expensive to maintain, and less flexible when it is necessary to upgrade or integrate new functionality.
An important key to successful PLM programs is to minimize customization and instead configure the existing capabilities of the PLM software. Clearly this requires software that has the necessary capabilities built in; it also requires implementation teams with deep understanding of the best ways to configure built-in capabilities to optimize essential business processes.
To learn more about how PTC addresses off-the-shelf configuration and other key success factors, view the presentation Planning PLM Deployment and Adoption.