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Most product manufacturers shouldn’t have to wonder if they need PLM alongside their ERP system. Maybe you’d be better off finding out the best and fastest way to integrate these two systems together?
The integration of your ERP and PLM systems is crucial for developing and delivering innovative products. Both software systems are now being used together more and more, partly in order to achieve the following:

  • faster innovations
  • more product differentiation
  • constant quality improvement
  • higher quality products at lower cost
  • faster implementation of actual production processes

What in PLM, what in ERP?

Created by different departments and with different requirements, ERP and PLM were developed very independently from each other. With ERP, companies improve their operational efficiency and manage their supply chain better. With PLM, you innovate more quickly and help your engineering departments collaborate better on an international scale.

PLM

  • Design information
  • Simulations
  • Production process documentation
  • Technical publications
  • Product requirements management
  • Visualizations
  • Product portfolio management
  • Component management
  • Configuration management
  • Document management
  • Quality management

ERP

  • Finances
  • Accounting
  • Personnel management
  • Purchasing
  • Production planning and management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Supplier management
  • Customer Relationship Management
  • Calculation

Bill of Materials

Analysts see PLM as the most fundamental application for production companies. You define your various Bills of Materials (BoM) in PLM, and so influence the efficiency of the entire supply chain, managed by your ERP.

The ideal integration enables you to collect all your information about engineering and document all the BoMs for design, production planning, delivery and installation. Integration also ensures that information does not need to be entered in duplicate, with all the risks of faults that this entails.