PLM Process Implementation
Are we there yet?
Performing a PLM Process software implementation does have many moving parts with layers of complexity, however, we've done enough implementations to know that it should not take more than 6 months, regardless of the size of your organization. Resources rotate too fast and effort is wasted to have implementations take any longer. 12 month implementations result in poor results as half your project team may rotate during that long of a time period. Implementations need to be quick, clear, accurate, and very organized. Not to mention that if projects take too long project teams experience burnout, boredom, and begin to forget. Losing momentum in your implementation is not what you want. We have a methodology that's efficient and effective.
Where's our data?
Every organization has opportunities to improve data quality. We have never seen an organization with perfect data. Until users are not human, migrations never occur, and businesses don't grow or change there will always be opportunities for data quality. Software implementation is a great opportunity to perform data cleansing and quality control. This process can take time but if data is no good the system is no good. If the system is no good your resources won't use depend on it.
Single source of truth, accuracy, and reliability are what you need to be in compliance. Results of your PLM Process methodology allow your business to be able to answer traceability questions within hours and not weeks. During a catastrophic event the longer a business takes to respond the more the public will answer those questions for your organization.
Who are these people?
Experience implementation resources are very helpful when performing software implementation and rollout. There will be functional questions that resources will need support with. We provide extensible solutions that include but are not limited to providing temporary or permeant resources to be your Admin, Configuration, or Data Entry.
After you begin using the software your resources may quickly recognize resources need to know what they're looking at for them to be effective entry resources. Explanation of how PLM Process works to a typical data entry resource takes more time than entering the data themselves. PLM Process requires in-depth knowledge of workflow process, downline resources, and other departments affected during changes, new product development, and day-to-day process.
A common plan for organizations is to use both the legacy system and the new system. This is an easy decision for an executive team but functional resources may not have the bandwidth to learn, adapt, or utilize both systems. We offer resources that are trained in PLM Process and are familiar with PLM Process software to step-in and support. This is very helpful post implementations when the organization is not large enough to provide dedicated overhead resources to provide this kind of support.
Many implementations receive Train the Trainer training. This sounds like a great idea but what usually ends up happening is changes are not often enough to retain how to perform or resource rotates and all that knowledge leaves with them. With us we stay with your for the long-hall. No more reseting or loss of tribal knowledge when resources rotate.
Never gone, unlike most implementations that are one and done we're interested in a long-term relationship. Try to imagine you've just been promoted and you're now responsible for this PLM Process software. You don't know much about the software itself and you have many other hand-off tasks that are much higher priority and now you have to table understanding your PLM Process software. The first 3-4 months are often spent learning the new position and then PLM Process software is reviewed. How do we use it, what's our budget for extensibility, what are our opportunities for improvement, and more. This process takes up to a few more months to get up to speed. It's now 6-8 months into this new position and you now finally have a decent understanding what your PLM Process software is and what you'd like to do with it. You now have to obtain budget or decided to use budget to for improvements. You locate a third-part specialist, communicate what you'd like to do, and then plan to execute. Now you're 12 months into your position and you rotate. Right in the middle of some extensibility or internal project. Next resource arrives and there's no time to effectively communicate the status of all in-progress projects.
This situation just repeats and repeats. We have had to go into an organization just to explain what PLM was to a new department head that had no idea how the software was used or why their organization needed it. If we weren't there it would have taken months for this individual to figure out what was going on. It also didn't help that only one internal resource remained with experience with the software. Since we were there we quickly brought them up to speed. Provided quick executive overview of what was in-progress, training on how to use, and how their organization used their PLM Process software. We work with you like we're one of the team members to offer this service connected experience for your organization as resource transition support.
Quality is the driver toward efficiency.
Our methodology allows us to cut the implementation time in half because our quality is exceptional. With process dialed in we're able to completely streamline the process. It also helps that we've been doing this for years. We enjoy getting your organization the path it needs toward success. A successful implementation means you're using the software post implementation.
Would you agree that post implementation what matters are results?
With us it's very clear what to expect.