PLM and ERP integration - business efficiency and value
1 January 2005 | Source: CIMdata Inc.
The integration of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) significantly improves the productivity and effectiveness of users and organizations working with product and plant related information. These two enterprise domains encompass many of the critical functions required to develop, test, manufacture, deliver, use, and support a product throughout its life, and integration of PLM and ERP can deliver significant benefits for companies of all sizes. The purpose of this paper is to discuss the business motivations for integrating PLM and ERP, factors that should be considered, and various approaches and methods that can be used to perform the integration.