ERP and Product Lifecycle Management Integration

PostedOn: 2018-02-13 12:56:53

To recap, each company is built natively on the cloud, and each has demonstrated success bringing the cloud’s ease of use, flexibility, scalability, and real-time capabilities to their respective domains.

Arena supports a design for manufacturing approach that requires coordination between the product lifecycle management system and the ERP system. The PLM system facilitates product design through bill of materials change management and supply chain collaboration on design, while the ERP system serves as the execution foundation for manufacturing.  Via this integration, design and manufacturing teams work with the same product data and communicate effectively, optimizing the handoff between them.

For proof of concept, look no further than Primus Power. Primus Power delivers distributed, cost-effective energy storage for improving electric stability and security. 

For example, when Primus Power engineers now implement a product idea or improvement in the PLM system, within minutes the new part number is automatically generated. Instantly, people throughout the company can find that part, view its pricing history, supply history, and so on. 

The partnership offers many other powerful benefits, such as:

  • Faster time to market
  • Increased visibility from early design through manufacturing
  • Real-time synchronization of product data, reducing errors and speeding time to production
  • Improved communication and cooperation across departments, with everyone working from the same  single source of truth
  • Support for rapid growth

If any of this sounds like it’s worth exploring, you can get more details and your questions answered at an upcoming joint Arena Solution Webinar.

Perhaps it’ll be the start of a beautiful friendship for you, too.