PTC Global Services Consulting
Companies that achieve the most successful PLM implementations focus first on process improvements, and then on technology capabilities that can support those improvements. Which processes have the greatest impact on top and bottom line results? Where is the greatest opportunity for standardization and improvement? Where are the greatest gaps between current process and industry best practice? Process improvement drives the functionality of the implemented solution, not the other way around.
The most effective approach to solution design emphasizes three principles:
- Don’t try to change everything at once. Identify the most important opportunities for process improvement first and focus on moving those toward industry best practice.
- Ensure that technology can indeed support the necessary process change. Pressure test the technology to avoid unworkable solutions.
- Tie process change directly to business value and organizational constraints. Implement changes in ways that minimize operational disruption and maximize short- and longer term value.
To learn more about how PTC addresses process-driven solutions and other key success factors, view the presentation Planning PLM Deployment and Adoption.