ANALYST REPORT

 

PLM Transformation Planning: An Update on Methods and Tools for Defining a High Impact Program

CIMdata Commentary

This CIMdata Commentary names TCS as a leading practitioner of PLM transformation planning and sheds light on methods for a successful PLM transformation program while discussing TCS’ PLM methodology.

The report highlights that in order to achieve real enterprise benefits, a PLM program has to be perceived, planned and executed as a strategic enterprise initiative. “For companies that are embarking on PLM implementation or expanding current PLM environments, applying PLM Transformation Planning is a key step to success.”

TCS supports this need by applying and improving PLM transformation planning methods and tools.

Four steps of the TCS methodology:

  • Assess the company’s current business process maturity
  • Identify the PLM capabilities required
  • Lay out the PLM program timeline with milestones and precise articulation of business benefits
  • Define a program governance model

Excerpt from the report:

“While CIMdata has been tracking the thought leaders and practitioners in this area for many years, we are now hearing more success stories from customers of firms such as TCS where PLM visions are defined to be wide ranging across the full lifecycle, and documented clearly and concisely in terms of measurable objectives.”

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