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SAP PLM review by Internal Consultant in Food Production
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Great Product Life cycle Management platform!

What do you like best?

Tight integration with SAP PP/PP-PI, Material BOM and Material master. This makes R&D, Manufacturing, labeling and testing really simple. The tool helps with regulatory requirements such as allergen capture, labeling, formulations, sample generation etc.

What do you dislike?

The software is not very user friendly. Significant user training required. The migration from recipe management to recipe development can be tedious.

Recommendations to others considering the product

SAP PLM is a good solution if there is organizational clarity in product development, consistent product labeling, there is regulatory requirement to capture allergens etc. There is a learning curve with this solution and the platform is not very intuitive.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

This is the only comprehensive PLM solution we have used and we are leveraging the provided tool-set in R&D, testing and manufacturing. Features like bills of materials, alternates, phantoms and production versioning are part of the software. This helps provide consistent input to manufacturing and in cost analysis of BOM change/product replacement scenarios.

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SAP PLM review by User in Consumer Goods
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What do you like best?

PLM has the ability to create task workstreams and pertinent text boxes to maintain data. The benefit that we have realized from this management system is exporting the data to a usable format and using it for reporting and tracking purposes.

What do you dislike?

The PLM tool is not user friendly. When I was onboarded, we did not have any good training materials so I had to rely on my colleagues and written standard operating procedures to execute and complete tasks.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Would recommend putting together sop

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We heavily utilize PLM whenever we launch new product innovations. We have realized the benefits of exporting data in a usable format and using it to report the status of open PLM projects and highlight projects that need critical attention.

What PLM solution do you use?

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SAP PLM review by <span>Shantanu Y.</span>
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useful product ... meets expectations

What do you like best?

There are certainly a lot of things to like about SAP PLM. The greatest of them all would be the BOM development which had never been this easy. We now store all our docs in one hub of a location with pointers to master objects. The development time has been reduced many fold time(approx. 43% in past 6 months).Even enormous amounts of BOM data is easily managed. The most amazing part is its integration with SAP ERP which has been very useful to us.

What do you dislike?

Along with so many pros there are certain cons associated with SAP PLM as well. The biggest pain is deleting unnecessary psuedo/raw data. The flexibility with packages is not much rather non existent and the product needs to be a little less cluttered and complex.

Recommendations to others considering the product

There are a few glitches/loopholes which need to be taken care of but it is a decent product especially good for BOM management.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have been using SAP PLM since the past few months especially for BOM development and centralising the location of our docs.

SAP PLM review by <span>Biplab M.</span>
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SAP PLM - Advantages over other PLM packages

What do you like best?

As SAP is the backbone of many manufacturing business process, using SAP PLM gives a real time competiive advantages over other PLM packages available in the Market.

Here are few advantages

1. Materials and BOM are available in SAP evenbefore released and ready for production. This gives Purchasing/Supply Chain group to preview the upcoming material/BOM structure and initiate purchasing process for long lead time items.

2. This leverages the logical Cross functional integration points with other departments and good control on the activities(From Sales to Shipment) of the materials under various dispositions.

3. No need to worry about huge BOM data as these are created it SAP itself and SAP has various out of box BOM functionalities which reduces the development cost/time for implementation.

4. Mass change of Materials and BOMs are relatively easier than other PLM packages.

5. Easily configurable process and workflow which give flexibilities to the business process improvement.

What do you dislike?

1. Document view is widely open, anybody can open view actual file under the DIR, i.e. no out of box control on the visibility of the documents resides in the DMS.

2. Existence of Raw data (Materials/BOMs and Documents that are not required and created by mistake). No easy way delete those not required data and keep the system clean.

3. Lot of customization required to disposition materials in mass.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Very standard product with less customization required. Initial impelentation cost is high but easily integrated with other logical cross functional areas.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Reduced the cycle time for Material revision/disposition process and control of other cross functional activities for materials under revision.

The SAP PLM implementation has simplified the approval process and significantly reduced the cycle time for disposition of a material and PLM process was able to control the all activities( Sales/Procurement/Manufcaturing/shipment) of all kinds of material types.

SAP PLM review by User in Automotive
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SAP- PLM

What do you like best?

Wonderful tool for BOM development,

Integrates well with manufacturing and updating methods are simple and easy.

Easy to scale to bigger projects and change management is intuitive.

What do you dislike?

_ Pretty much not intuitive for anything else.

- Almost impossible to integrate with other systems such as salesforce.

- Takes a long time to set up and is very difficult to make changes.

- lacks engineering tools integration such as ProE, UX or Solidworks

- Extremely complex, needs a lot of training and on the job practice.

- Has stability issues and the flow of information is complex. Hard to track errors and figure out who has the control of the system error.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Please consider making better UI.

Also consider integrating with sales tools such as Salesforce.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

- Workforce integration

- Manufacturing integration

- Resource prediction.

Trying to integrate manufacturing with workforce load projection and integrate with sales data.

SAP PLM review by <span>Arvind K.</span>
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I am a PLM Consultant

What do you like best?

One of the beautiful and valuable feature of SAP PLM is SAP PLM has an integrated solution with SAP ERP.

This module of integration is very costly, mostly clients needs to buy a middle-ware like (TIBCO), but the current setup in SAP PLM helps in easy integration between the ERP and PLM and saves a lot of cost to the company.

What do you dislike?

The major drawback the SAP PLM has is its package, most of the time it does not suit the client requirements and it does not have the tailoring functionalities too.

As the packages are not flexible, implementation of customization is damn costly to invest on.

In overall it looks like a basic PLM package, they should also provide feasibility to manage options and variance and also the supplier managements inside SAP PLM.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It basically serves the common PLM functionality:

Document Management:

Material Management (This is something ERP functionality I can see in SAP PLM)

Bill of Material management

Product Structure Management

Change management

Classification managemnt

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