Your organization can benefit from PLM in many ways. Among these are improved quality, streamlined operations, greater efficiency, and financial return on investment (ROI). According to AMR/Gartner, ROI can be broken down into three categories, each occuring at different time intervals - immediately, within the 1st year, and well into the future.
Here are some examples of infastructure-related savings as a result of PLM implementation in various industries.
|IT Infrastructure Costs||Reduced total number of product development applications from 1,500 to 500; reduced 150 separate portals to 1 (eviz.net); reduced per user IT seat cost from $200K in 1995 to $15-$18K today||Automotive|
|Eliminated 18 separate legacy PDM systems, each with 2 FT DBAs; dramatic reduction in number of components; system combines in one place component system, parts list, document management, ECM||Process Industry Automation|
|Reduced total number of systems required for product data. "Significant reduction in TCO for PLM"||Semiconductors|
|Saved $1.1M in first 6 months with system decomissioning, document handling savings||Semiconductor Equipment|
|Potentially a savings. Multiple existing commercial packages in place (47)—possible to reduce TCO||Pharmaceuticals|
|Replace 30 year-old configuration management system with apeture card data entry; print room shut down, staff reallocated; plan to replace COPICS service parts system||Transport Temperature Control|
|Eliminated Access DB and old Project Management tool||Auto Supplier|
|Other Infrastructure Costs||Offset project and software costs in first year with document printing and shipping||Industrial Equipment|
|20% cost savings in document and communications costs with manufacturing partners||Specialty Chemicals|
|$30K saved in first three months with document printing and shipping||Electronic Manufacturing Services|
|Direct savings in print room expenses||Electro Mechanical Machinery|
|Document delivery 90% improvement in cost and time||Semiconductors|
|Eliminated 4 of 7 ECO coordinator positions at $70K per year each||Electronics|
|Eliminated card cataglog and admin, costs to maintain||Storage Devices|
|Eliminated hard copy document handling expenses—print, courier—and network charges||Bearings and Motion Control|
|Print room, courier, network charges||Electrical Gear|
Aras breaks down the benefits of PLM, examining Revenue, Costs, Capital and Risks.
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