Enterprise Resource Planning software (ERP) and Product Lifecycle Management software (PLM) complement and overlap each other in modern manufacturing companies. ERP-PLM integration, whereby both systems are linked together, provides many advantages. Even so, this integration is not always easy due to the different purposes these systems serve. The specialists of TechniaTranscat have extensive experience with this integration and can help your business achieve a big improvement in this area.
The benefits of ERP-PLM integration
You can strongly reduce duplicate efforts by linking Enterprise Resource Planning to Product Lifecycle Management. Designers and employees of the service department no longer need to switch between the various systems. These are direct savings that allows ERP-PLM integration to pay for itself.
Enterprise Resource Planning
Enterprise Resource Planning software (ERP) is a business solution that focuses on the tangible assets of an organisation (resources). ERP software links to accounting, sales forecasts, production planning, customer service, and logistics, among other things, together.
Product Lifecycle Management
Software for Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) is a solution that is centred around the product. From design (3D software as CAD) to lists of parts for production, PLM software is centred around the development and production of a physical product. ERP and PLM have similarities and differences.You can benefit from the correct use of this software and from linking ERP to PLM if you use both.
ERP and PLM: different systems
ERP and PLM are software solutions that serve different purposes. This is why they differ from one another. It is smart to link the systems, because of their similarities. But linking them is no easy task, because of they are different systems. Our software engineers have extensive experience in linking ERP to PLM.
ENOVIA and ERP
The software engineers of TechniaTranscat have established links between the ENOVIA PLM software and ERP software such as INFOR, Isah ERP, JD Edwards, Dynamics AX, and PROAlpha. We analyse the content of the data that needs to be exchanged during this integration in close cooperation with the users. The ownership is unambiguously recorded here. Both systems are not or barely modified in this process, which means users will not experience any disruption during the integration.
TechniaTranscat has recently integrated ERP and PLM successfully for:
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