Altair HyperWorks vs. SAP PLM

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Altair HyperWorks
Score 9.6 out of 10
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HyperWorks is a platform that provides workflows that use domain knowledge and increase product development team productivity. Engineers can move from physics to physics, domain to domain, and even create reports without ever leaving their model. HyperWorks can be used to reate designs that accurately model structures, mechanisms, fluids, electromagnetics, electrical, embedded software, systems design and manufacturing processes. Altair Unlimited boxes up software, system administration, and…N/A
SAP PLM
Score 9.5 out of 10
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SAP PLM is one component of the SAP Business Suite which also includes ERP, CRM, SCM, etc.N/A
Pricing
Altair HyperWorksSAP PLM
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Altair HyperWorksSAP PLM
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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User Ratings
Altair HyperWorksSAP PLM
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(2 ratings)
9.9
(4 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
4.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
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8.1
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
Altair HyperWorksSAP PLM
Likelihood to Recommend
Altair Engineering, Inc.
Engineering firms and companies with needs for multiple disciplines of analysis capabilities on a regular basis will benefit from HyperWorks. Companies with short term engineering needs (less than 6 months) or who only need a particular analysis/simulation discipline may be better off using a consultant (who likely uses HyperWorks).
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SAP
SAP PLM is well suited for any industry that needs to track the creation of a product from the raw material stage all the way to the shipped product. I do not think it would be well suited for very small companies which do not have any materials, products, and inventory to track.
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Pros
Altair Engineering, Inc.
  • All-inclusive software suite
  • Wide breadth of capabilities and custom scripting
  • Highly efficient and scalable solvers/computation
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SAP
  • Provides lower-cost calculation
  • This makes processes related to the product consistent, efficient, and simpler.
  • It manages product development, support, and recycling projects effectively.
  • It allows us to control the whole process.
  • It allows us to see the future status of the products.
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Cons
Altair Engineering, Inc.
  • User interface is improving, but not always intuitive; varies across tools
  • Steep learning curve
  • Cost may be out of reach for some, but relatively inexpensive if you need all the tools it includes (vs. paying for each tool individually)
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SAP
  • Implementation Challenges.
  • Not a one product fits all — each organization to customize a lot to accommodate their own processes.
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Usability
Altair Engineering, Inc.
No answers on this topic
SAP
SAP PLM is very difficult to use for beginners.
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Support Rating
Altair Engineering, Inc.
No answers on this topic
SAP
Once implemented, it provides seamless integration between PLM and ERP systems.
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Alternatives Considered
Altair Engineering, Inc.
Because HyperWorks, HyperMesh is best
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SAP
SAP PLM encompasses SAP BW and SAP PRD. We tend to focus more on the SAP PRD portion as it directly involves more closely to production. We selected SAP PLM because it gives us a great visibility in the life cycle of materials, products and overall costs. SAP PLM compliments the other packages very well
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Return on Investment
Altair Engineering, Inc.
  • An all in one solution keeps costs down if you need multiple analysis capabilities (FEA, CFD, MBD, etc.)
  • Analysis work supports our other engineering/design work we wouldn't otherwise receive
  • Fast and efficient solvers leads to higher throughput
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SAP
  • Accurately able to order raw materials which are necessary for the current production run, thus reducing overhead.
  • The negative impact would be the initial cost of the software and how long it would take to ROI that cost.
  • It has allowed us to control batches of product creation much more closer and have the ability to cut some erroneous costs which were found in large batches.
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