Engineers spent a lot of time feeding information into the systems rather than spending time on design and engineering. It was quite frustrating and held back the creative and innovative product development process.
PLM and Digital Transformation require both business knowledge as well as technical competency.
Many PLM projects have become software development projects with lots of complexity but no equivalent value for business. Software developers have implemented PLM by customizing as per needs without knowing the business case. This has accrued lot of annual license and maintenance costs for business with loss of management faith.