Autodesk’s white paper: ‘Product Lifecycle Management Beyond Managing CAD – The Business Value of PLM’ shares survey results exploring the value of PLM beyond managing design files such as CAD.
While the research finds that most top performers manage CAD in PLM, they also do a lot more.
Findings reveal that top performers – the ones that report higher revenue growth, margin expansion, cost reduction, and product innovation – are much more likely to extend PLM further and take a more holistic, process-oriented, enterprise-wide view.
The survey leads to the conclusion that process-centric PLM can provide significant value beyond managing CAD and product data, but that those basic capabilities should not be overlooked either.
Recommendations of the report include: taking PLM beyond core PDM and CAD data management capabilities; expanding PLM to more people, including management, others outside of engineering, and the supply chain; leveraging PLM to support more advanced processes; integrating data management tightly with PLM; and considering cloud PLM as an option to support process-centric PLM.