Discrete manufacturers: Are you too advanced for your current PLM solution?

Take a look at the effectiveness of most product lifecycle management (PLM) solutions, and you'll see that simple tasks are usually handled quite comfortably. With abilities predominantly based around product data management (PDM), many of these applications are sufficient for smaller companies with a limited product development focus and a smaller product launch schedule. But for larger discrete manufacturers—with more complex requirements and more aggressive competition—the need is quite different. To stay ahead of the game, today's sophisticated manufacturer requires a solution built on modern, web-based standards and social paradigms that offer multiple deployment options. And to remain profitable, a...