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Likelihood to Recommend

SAP PLM

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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Siemens PLM

Well suited for:
  • Enterprise companies who want to enforce a specific workflow to get products from concept to production;
  • Companies who have a large workforce that do not talk to each other in person but communicate product data between departments in the form of datapacks.
Not Well Suited for:
  • Companies and individuals who have very few products of which many are very simple. The cost is just not justified for these.
  • Companies without an IT department to manage the Teamcenter software (it is a lot of work and requires a full-time administrator).
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Pros

SAP PLM

  • Easy integration between SAP PLM and ERP System.
  • Handles Change Management.
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Siemens PLM

  • Teamcenter tracks & creates revisions pretty well, but that is after much customization we've done to it.
  • Quite a bit of search power, although very complicated and challenging to use the search features.
  • A database that can be integrated with ERP systems, but that does require much code writing and an SOA system.
  • Document security -- not sure if these features are out-of-the-box or customizations, but this capability is highly valuable to protect IP.
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Cons

SAP PLM

  • The interface is that of your typical SAP program, it's not very user friendly to a person who doesn't use it every single day.
  • Some simple Windows commands do not work in SAP PLM, such as a copy and paste.
  • Right click menus generally produce unconventional results if the user is more familiar with Windows right click menus.
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Siemens PLM

  • Within the NX CAD package, there are often various little bugs and glitches that we come across in daily use. We generally submit incident reports to Siemens on these.
  • In general, the Teamcenter software package lacks ease of use, general users within the department require frequent intervention and help from higher users for seemingly simple tasks.
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Likelihood to Renew

SAP PLM

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Siemens PLM

Siemens PLM 8.8
Based on 8 answers
Because of our current customer needs, we will most likely maintain use of Siemens PLM products for some time. Aside from the initial software cost, we pay for yearly maintenance. Maintaining our yearly maintenance licensing with Siemens, we receive access to all of the latest software releases, as well as premier technical support
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Usability

SAP PLM

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Siemens PLM

Siemens PLM 6.0
Based on 3 answers
As previously mentioned, due to the intense amount of features and modules present in the software, the usability of the software suffers greatly. Many of the features are not used in our context, and many of the modules are not purchased, but the options are still present on the interface leading to a lot of clutter, much of which is never used. The interfaces suffer from a lack of design and tend to feel like a conglomerate of Windows 98 elements.
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Support

SAP PLM

SAP PLM 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Once implemented, it provides seamless integration between PLM and ERP systems.
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Siemens PLM

Siemens PLM 10.0
Based on 2 answers
I have never personally dealt with Siemens customer support, but the consultants who did the initial setup of Siemens PLM (Teamcenter) did a really great job in answering all of our support queries in record time. Many of the queries were directed back to Siemens and answers were given via the consultants; this process never took more than 24 hours and usually solved the problems we had.
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Alternatives Considered

SAP PLM

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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Siemens PLM

Siemens PLM software is a complete packgage that fully inegrates PLM, CAD, CAE, and CAM. It drove effciency, innovation, and workflows within my organization. Each individual piece of software is either the leader in its own area of functionality or comparable to the competition that I have used previously.
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Scalability

SAP PLM

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Siemens PLM

Siemens PLM 9.0
Based on 1 answer
It's a very robust and mature tool. The only thing that would make it better is the have a version embrace the cloud, which I'm sure is underway, but it's complicated, so it will take more time. But when it's done, look out. It will be near-perfect!
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Return on Investment

SAP PLM

  • Increased user experience
  • Increased user productivity
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Siemens PLM

  • Decreased time to process ECNs with electronic workflow and notifications
  • Ability to track status of ECNs has given us a better overview of the health of our process and resource constraints
  • Version control for released items going through revision has reduced risk of manufacturing the wrong revision
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Pricing Details

SAP PLM

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?

Siemens PLM

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

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