viernes, 25 de octubre de 2013

Fashion and Retail companies with only one ERP system in place often have difficulty organizing one of the most important parts of the company, the product registration.

Organizations using less robust solutions like Excel to manage lists of materials, tech packs and track changes also put a company at risk of costly mistakes.

By implementing a PLM system in advance, an organization can be sure the product information is handled properly and the ERP system is working with actual data.

Synchronize data and creating a data connection can also be more difficult for a company when implementing a PLM system after an ERP system is already up and running.

For those who are not familiar with these terms, lets review some definitions:

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) is an enterprise system that is used to manage finances and reporting around activities such as accounting, sales forecasting, production planning and execution, customer service and support and shipping logistics.

Product Management  Lifecycle (PLM) is a business system that provides control of product registration at all stages of development, from concept to design and production

PLM: is the system for product registration
ERP: is the system for logistics and finance registration

Although support different business needs, an ERP and PLM systems are complementary

PLM is designed to administer an initial documentation product as it is reviewed and released for production.

ERP uses the true product (product that has been determined in a PLM system)

Through integration with ERP PLM, the most up-to-date product is available at any time and may be shared with the users and services needed to ensure accurate product and financial planning.

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