Our Methodology: Your Path to Success

Our time-tested approach and methodology produces sound and sustainable benefits for every facet of your business operations, right down to the smallest detail, with "right fit" solutions that consider the unique needs and circumstances of every customer.

 

Our team of solution consultants bring with them substantial industry experience and are held to high standards in the manner in which we recommend, implement, and support the solutions put forward to customers.  In accordance with our many years of experience, we have developed a methodology that shuns away from "science projects" and focuses on accelerated time to benefit and return on investment at reduced risk.

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We're the right partner to help you execute your PLM strategy.  The principles of our Agile Accelerated Implementation Methodology include:

 

  • rapid startup and deployment
  • fixed-scope approach
  • right-sized solutions that can scale with your business
  • provide industry-specific functionality
  • unprecedented entry-level value to adopt world-class solutions
  • substantially reduced risk and complexity from traditional implementation approaches
  • focused on customer empowerment, user adoption, and early time to benefit

These are the five pillars of our soluton approach:

Assess

Our case-specific value assessment provides us with a detailed and comprehensive picture of your existing operations, IT infrastructure and working environment and seeks to align requirements with business direction.  Our goal is to identify critical issues and gaps, and connect them with the value of solving them for the business, by validating opportunities with business owners on your team.

Recommend

Our value assessment leads to a tailored solution demonstration and proposal that is individually designed to suit your business.  Our proposal will recommend a course of action with clearly defined objectives, a solution roadmap and architecture, a deployment plan, and a detailed investment breakdown.

Implement

Our team can manage all aspects of the implementation process, including project management, solution design, license purchase, installation, business process optimization, system configuration, data migration and loading, system integration, testing, training, validation and documentation. During the implementation process, we make sure to work closely with your project team to confirm expectations are aligned and maintained every step of the way through to successful go-live.  We target high impact opportunities that are attainable in a short timeframe to achieve early wins, quick ROI, and promote wide user adoption.

Monitor

Getting live into production is not the finish line.  Ensuring that your technology performs optimally and delivers on stated goals and project objectives is critical to our goal of making every customer a reference for us.  We stay close and monitor post-go-live success to confirm that your investment is on track to deliver the benefits that were anticipated.

Extend

Product Lifecycle Management should be viewed as a mission critical enterprise strategy that continues to evolve and propel your business by maintaining a solution roadmap on an ongoing basis that aligns with overall business direction and strategy.  Following initial implementation phases, there are many facets to how a PLM solution can be extended across the product value chain to deliver further benefits and continuous return on investment.  When planned and executed successfully, the realized benefits and savings from completed phases will substantially help to justify and fund future PLM-based initiatives and system growth.