Integrating PLM into your Enterprise
A Product Lifecycle Management system is often last in the queue after Enterprise Resource Planning, Customer Relationship Management and Supply Chain Management. After all, you can survive without PLM, or can you? PLM enables you to improve and innovate in the way you design, build and maintain your products or assets. PLM is the trusted product information backbone that enables other enterprise systems to operate effectively, providing an end to end lifecycle view.
Some ERP systems deliver an integrated PLM capability as part of their product suite. What if your requirements go deep into the engineering world demanding the best of breed functionality of a dedicated PLM solution? Or, if you already have a Product Data Management system that is stand alone? This means you will have an integration challenge to fully support the digitalisation of your business.
Integration is the hidden cost of many software implementations, and this is even more true with PLM. So, d-twin has addressed this problem with the release of our codeless integration platform called Orchestrate.
Whatever your PLM system preference, Orchestrate provides an extremely cost effective and low risk capability to share your PLM data with other systems enabling your entire enterprise to truly collaborate and share product information. Orchestrate can also be deployed to assist in data migrations and automate the process of collecting and delivering product information packets to your customers and suppliers. Orchestrate opens up the engineering data in your business to the systems that need it.
Andrew Bradford, d-twin’s Orchestrate architect, adds 'having been involved in PLM integration projects for over 20 years, we have been able to solve the complex issues around PLM systems integration with a highly capable, codeless, configurable tool the can be deployed very quickly. Being PLM focused, Orchestrate also enables companies to make their PLM software decisions independent of external factors such as end customer system compatibility.
Data Exchange Templates
Data exchange standards have become increasingly important due to the explosion in data volumes and, especially in the Defence environment, the increased complexity of new platforms. This is no different in the Australian Defence context. The Defence Department’s Maritime Systems Division and Land Systems Division have defined data exchange standards (MDES and LMDEF) to assist Industry in the delivery of timely, standardised data packets. This drives the improvement in data quality that is needed maintain high levels of safety, mobility and responsiveness, ultimately leading to more targeted, cost-effective maintenance programs and mission support.
D-twin’s Orchestrate now delivers template driven data exchange that supports standards such as MDES and LMDEF to assist companies create and consume data packs, enabling alignment whilst reducing the complexity and effort required.
Orchestrate White Paper
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