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Oracle Agile is great for companies that need a way to manage their products and work with various resources in their department from developers, to PMs and UX designers. This is a great way to keep track of feature requests and shippable versions of the product. Implementation and user friendlessness is an issue with this tool so companies that have the budget for consulting or for additional resources to help implement and maintain will need those resources as it is necessary. Training resources should also be factored in by any institution wishing to implement this.
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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.
Read full review Pros We can constantly change the structure of our project in use depending on our need to show only some areas of the job at the moment, and there are no problems with it. There is a tool designed for failover, which helps to keep the job without constant losses, leaving us with an infrastructure secure enough to give us confidence in our work. Read full review 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. Read full review Cons This program was not meant to be used for training, too many errors and not all actions are kept in the audit history trail. Some search criteria does not work, random results generated. Program checks out when overloaded, errors occur more frequent than we want. Read full review Implementation Challenges. Not a one product fits all — each organization to customize a lot to accommodate their own processes. Read full review Usability
SAP PLM is very difficult to use for beginners.
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Once implemented, it provides seamless integration between PLM and ERP systems.
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We did not evaluate other software because Oracle Agile PLM was highly recommended by our Board of Directors. We knew of another company that used it with favorable results and felt it would help us in our management of the manufacturing process.
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SAP PLM encompasses
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
Read full review Return on Investment Positive - huge decrease in time to market (R&D cycles can be reduced by 25% of more) from the traditional paper method of approval Positive - large re-use and where used capability for specific common parts and applications. Positive - Hugely simplifies the Quality tracking and root cause failure if a single component fails across multiple product lines Read full review 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. Read full review ScreenShots