Product Lifecycle Management

Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Services:

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Apercu’s PLM group is uniquely aimed at providing organizations with a variety of PLM services to complement existing PLM efforts. Apercu PLM Solutions include:

  • Failure Analysis Report and Tracking
  • Design Package
  • Quality and Testing Doc Control
  • EOL
  • Global Inventory Supply and Tracking

 

Apercu Global’s PLM group is uniquely suited to provide organizations with a variety of PLM services to complement existing PLM efforts. In particular, we can assist organizations in the following areas:

  • Assessment – Through Apercu Global’s unique “PLM Audit” process, we provide an objective, 3rd party, view on an organization’s current situation and recommend steps for future action based on return for the organization.
  • Migration – Apercu Global specializes in migrating data from legacy systems to the PLM environment. Migration efforts can be incredibly time consuming, and as a PLM platform matures in an organization, they become increasingly critical. Apercu Global has developed a unique data migration process that saves time and money, and assures a quality migration.
  • Implementation - Whether implementing a PLM system for the first time or moving from one to another, Apercu Global can guide organizations through the critical process on the path to a solid “core” configuration management foundation upon which a successful PLM system can be built.
  • Customization - Leveraging our U.S.-based and off-shore customization teams, Apercu Global provides the ideal blend of high-touch expert quality and low-cost efficiency to meet the most demanding technical demands with a timely, quality solution.
  • Maintenance & Support - Organizations focused on developing innovative products often do not have the time, energy, or expertise to maintain and support their PLM infrastructure. Apercu Global provides a variety of services to lower an organization’s overall cost of support and maintenance.

 

PLM Assessment

Regardless of the type of business organizations there is a need for Product Life Cycle (PLM) Management. Enterprises today depend heavily on the dynamics of the market required to change, evaluate and innovate their products, packages or services.

The PLM Suite Apercu Global’ PLM and PMO team envisions and implements for its clients is in line with the Business Needs, Intelligence and Department needs without taxing the IT infrastructure regardless of the team supporting Applications for other business users.

A common issue while assessing the type of PLM needed by organization is the dynamics of the end customer’s needs. With an ever changing workflow catering to each product and its unique customer requirements is a major issue when developing a PLM that will not only suffice the needs of the Organization but also its clientele. Minimal effort, maximum reusability, and minimum turnaround time for product life cycle management are the driving philosophy for the PLM Apercu Global delivers to its clients.

Apercu Global offers PLM audit services and various Project Management Solutions to report/assess the progress of the PLM implementation. With each deliverable, “successes” and “challenges” are tracked, and reviewed by clients/user groups to bring about transparency in the PLM design/development/implementation. Apercu Global’s Trained and Certified management team helps our clients to:

  • Study existing system(s): Understand the gap between where the client’s PLM practices are and where the client desires to be.
  • Identify PLM needs: Determine the exact PLM workflow most suited to product demand.
  • Devise PLM strategy: Efficiently adapt to PLM workflow and enhance productivity.
  • Identify suitable PLM system: Evaluate COTS Product Vs. Custom development to suit the needs of the client.
  • Recommend best practices: Identify and develop the best practices to enable client strategic targets achievement.

 

Data Migration

  • Data analysis / identification: Identify Product/Process data sources and analyze data availability to minimize data redundancy and enable maximum reusability.
  • Data cleaning: Identify and remedy discrepancies in PLM data to enable Data validity and create point of reference for each data record.
  • Source to target mapping: Data Mapping from source to end system.
  • Data transformation: Transform data to bridge gaps between legacy systems and target systems without losing data in the process.
  • Data loading: Load data with either human intervention or automated process enablement.

 

Implementation

  • Solution configuration: Customized PLM solutions for individual client needs.
  • Workflow implementation: Department Workflows for maximum electronic tracking.
  • SME training: Train and Migrate users to adapt to process automation.
  • Production: Clear platform division to migrate from development to QA platform to finally hit production. Setup the procedures and configuration track modular development even with eXtreme Programming (XP) development methodology.

 

Customization

 

  • Custom Application Development: Build need-specific custom applications to meet needs not fulfilled by possible configurations of the PLM system.
  • Application enhancements: Add extra features and applications to the PLM system to ensure smooth and efficient functioning of the system.
  • Catering to different needs not fulfilled by out of box solution

 

Maintenance & Support

 

  • Application enhancements: Add extra features and applications to the PLM system to ensure smooth and efficient functioning of the system.
  • Problem fixing: Problem identification and fixing to ensure better utilization and efficient functioning of an implemented PLM system.
  • Ongoing support for:
    • New migrations
    • New workflows
    • Integration with another system

Further customization