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Real World PLM Results | 2 Minute Infographic

Infographic_screenshotYou probably constantly hear generic benefits you can realize through PLM. But, do you ever hear the real world value or results that can been achieved?  In less than 2 minutes, this infographic will take you through a global PLM implementation and provide you with the real world results, such as 100% reduction in human errors to name one.




Get the PLM Governance Right:

White PapersIntegware has implemented PLM solutions in a wide range of organizations both large and small. Our experience has shown that PLM system implementations will not be successful unless proper governance guides the program/project, proper organizational support is put into place for the changes and supporting business processes are deployed.

Read this white paper to find out some of the best industry practices that we use to enable success.


How PLM Can Cut Manufacturing Costs:

How PLM Can Cut Manufacturing CostsInterested in reading more about how PLM can cut manufacturing costs?  You found the right place to spend 5 minutes of your time.

Included in this white paper are metric claims from various industry sources and a discussion on how PLM can have an impact on these.  Ultimately, each manufacturing company must decide what numbers to use in an ROI assessment.

For instance:

  • PLM can help companies save up to 5% on direct material costs and 15% on direct component costs
  • PLM can help companies reduce scrap, excess, and rework between 40% and 60%
  • PLM can help reduce the number of designed parts by up to 55% (less for higher volume parts)

Want to find out how?  Download the free report, now!

Key Characteristics of an Ideal Quality Management System (QMS):

Characteristics of an ideal QMSBuilding an ideal Quality Management System (QMS) takes more than a good quality manual.  You must consider people, processes, and tools as critical components of a system.  We often refer to this as the three legged stool.

Our goal of building the ideal QMS is to ensure products are produced consistently to a level that satisfies the requirements of the product design and product development and usage process. Typically from both a safety and efficacy perspective (will it work) and does it work as we expected (post-market surveillance).

The following guide is very simple and covers the basic concepts of that ideal QMS.

 GxP Services for All Industries

GxP for all industries download

Does your company manufacture something?  Then chances are you follow or intend to follow Good Practice Quality standards (GxP).  GxP is a general term and standard that applies to all industries that produce an end good and want to ensure its safety, provide complete traceability, accountability, and develop to a higher standard.  The standard is typically thought of as applicable to Medical Device, Pharmaceuticals or the Food industry, but has recently been noted as a general practice that all industries should account for.

Integware has 20 years of experience delivering and driving GxP standards ensuring that companies are always putting their best foot forward.  Learn more about our exerience.  used in a casual manner, to refer in a general way to a collection more information, see Good Manufacturing Practice.

PLM Strategies

PLM Strategies DownloadProduct Lifecycle Management (PLM) has become a strategic business approach in the pursuit of significant top and bottom line benefits.  From its initial introduction in the organization, PLM has the potential to continue to increase its value with every new PLM capability that is added.  Recent research confirms that most organizations have been unable to maximize the PLM value created.  Integware collaborates with you to develop a customized, vision-driven PLM strategy and a multi-step roadmap to optimize value creation.

The Integware PLM strategy helps you ensure that you do not compromise your long-term strategic goals, while working towards your short-term objectives.    Each organization starts their PLM journey from a different starting point.  Based on the underlying assumption that each organization will travel different paths to achieve their PLM value, Integware develops a strategy that is unique to your company’s requirements.

Your unique PLM strategy will maximize the return on investment for each phase in your roadmap and tie it to your specific business needs.  Find out more today!

Download your Free copy of the PLM Maturity Model®

Maturity Model DownloadIf you know Integware, you know that we live and breath by our PLM Maturity Model®.  It guides our business in determining which path best fits a customer based on their unique business needs.

Integware’s PLM Maturity Model organizes the different levels of PLM into levels that typify most organizations approach to adopting the technology.  The first layer deals with the platform.  The second layer describes document centric capabilities that often represents a first critical step towards the path of automation.  In the third layer product data is organized as searchable, related information and integrated with design tools such as CAD and ERP.  In the fourth layer we cover the other aspects of the product lifecycle and QMS.  In the fourth layer much of the information that was traditionally organized into documents is now managed as information (or knowledge) that is highly connected together in a web of information and processed through workflows.  The possibilities for achieving level four are endless.

Integware Life Sciences Expertise

Life Sciences ExpertiseThe Medical Devices Industry is one of the most regulated industries in the World. For continued business success a Medical Device manufacturer must be capable of innovative and speedy product development that delivers a quality and regulatory compliant product.  To meet both business needs, Medical Device Manufacturers need to combine the Quality Management System requirements with those of the New Product Development Process.  The integration of regulations into the product development process simplifies the process and speeds up compliance.

Medical Device manufacturers turn to Integware to use their industry QMS/PLM expertise and best industry practices to define and optimize their business needs into a single environment.  Learn how we can do the same for you.  Download this white paper to find out more.

Integware PLM Services Offerings

PLM Services OfferingsThe Problem with Traditional PLM Implementations:

Implementing PLM has traditionally cost companies millions, if not tens of millions of dollars and millions more to maintain and upgrade.  This has been in part to heavy license fees coupled with expensive services needed to institute numerous “one-off” customizations based on the unique needs of that particular company.  To combat this in the past five to ten years, IT/IS departments have approached PLM, with an out-of-the-box mentality.  This is very understandable with the promise of reduced cost and easier upgradeability.  The problem is this approach has failed, user acceptance lacks, and promised business ROI is not attained.  People lose heart, and PLM stalls.