All businesses, no matter their size, look for a positive return on their investments. A product lifecycle management solution is no exception. If you’re a small-to-medium business, investing in an enterprise-level PLM is a capital expenditure you just can’t justify. Not only is the initial hardware and software investment beyond your budget, but you can’t hire IT workers just for PLM, and you can’t pay off the technology before it’s obsolete. The ROI is impractical.
But you know the features in a PLM solution are good for your business. Just check out the video below. File management, version control, central data storage—all those mean higher productivity, resulting in higher profits. If only you could afford to step into the PLM ring.
What if there was a way to avoid the whole capital project and just roll the entire PLM solution into your operational expenditures? Seem impossible? It isn’t.
Here’s how it works. PTC recently introduced the PTC PLM Cloud. It’s a Software as a Service platform that gives you a full PLM solution, built and priced for SMBs. That means PTC and their partner, Amazon Web Services, take on the capital expenses for the servers, storage, backups, and the technical staff to run it all. All you have to do is pay a monthly fee for each of your active users. Leaving little risk to you.
The PTC PLM Cloud sidesteps those hidden expenses in traditional PLM, too. You won’t end up paying extra to get your CAD program to work with the PLM software. Avoid those unexpected bumps in the road that cost you time and money. With PTC PLM Cloud, you’ll get third party integration included. The PTC Windchill interface already works with other industry products like AutoCAD, Inventor, and SolidWorks, as well as PTC Creo.
In fact, PTC PLM Cloud is ready to go as soon as you log in. The initial setup and configuration is done in the cloud by PTC’s experts. You’ll have immediate access to a fully realized solution. Avoid the consultants, budget meetings, and nail biting that comes with worrying whether you’ve made the right choices for your business. PTC PLM Cloud takes away the uncertainty of buying too little or too much. You instantly have the resources you need, when you need them.
Once you’ve logged in, you’ll see that the features keep coming. PTC has configured the PTC PLM Cloud with the most common configurations used by design shops, including support for best practices for process changes and release management. Other useful things include revision controls, access controls, and a search engine to help you quickly find files and designs. None of these features will show up as a surprise line item on your bill. PTC PLM Cloud includes them at every service level.
Making cloud processing and storage accessible to SMBs is the central focus of PTC PLM Cloud. The security and scalability of Amazon Web Services, paired with PTC’s innovative software, takes the risk away from your business and leaves you to concentrate on what you do best.
PTC PLM Cloud can cost as little as $5 a day. Ready to see what ROI you can expect? Visit the PTC PLM Cloud Packages and Pricing page.