Community Forum – Have you implemented a Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) tool?

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Survey (Community Forum)
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Innovation Research Interchange
Strategic Planning, Tools and Techniques, Portfolio Management
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A: Have you implemented a Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) tool?

Our organization is beginning a project to identify and implement a Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) tool. Many different business units across the organization are involved in evaluating potential tools, but I am wondering if there is anything special or unique to consider from an R&D perspective as we work to implement one company wide.

The results from this week’s survey are below.

Community Responses

2. What tool do you use?

  • Internally developed on a cloud-based platform
  • Siemens
  • Oracle based PLM
  • In house system and sometimes do external verifications
    • IPDM from Siemens, 3DX by Dassault, and other products depending on business unit product is developed by


    • Collaboration with vendors and among our teams
    • Organization Change Management

      5. How has your use of PLM or similar tools evolved over time?

      • Initially, it was R&D owned.  However, we migrated that to our commercial leadership to accelerate the integration across our business.  It never would have gained traction otherwise.
      • I would say the usage is poor and people have tried to work around the tenets of the system
      • System is always updated for internal rates and utilities costs
      • We’ve are trying to rely on one set of tools to manage our entire PLM rather than having each business unit/program use their preferred set of products/tools
        • It has matured and transforming into a digital thread 

        6. If you would be willing to discuss your experiences with other IRI members, please include contact information below:

        • IRI members shared their contact information to discuss this issue further.

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