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PLM Implementation Consulting services

PTC Windchill Implementation Services

We have experience with PTC Windchill implementations from scratch as well as migration from one system to another. We can advise you from the very initial stage such as project approval and CAPEX creation and give you expert advice on various decisions you have to make on the way.

Some of our expert tips for successful PTC Windchill implementation:

  • Identify and develop internal experts to lead PTC Windchill implementation.

  • Secure good support from management. Establish how PTC Windchill is important for the business.

  • Prepare a good quantified cost-benefits study showing ROI.

  • Establish measurable goals in your project plan that shows the difference.

  • Strike a good balance between IT and Engineering. Establish clear ownership.

  • Prepare the business for change from day1 – roadshows, newsletters, etc.

  • Choose externals carefully. Interview if possible. Define scope clearly.

  • Follow Agile or sprint mode as much as possible.

Some common source of delays are as follows:

  • Internal resources ramp up.

  • The servers are not ready on time.

  • Data cleaning takes more time than expected.

  • Conflict with scope.

  • Delta data strategy not defined.

  • Dependency – Integrations with ERP or other systems.

Based on our extensive experience with PTC Windchill projects we can advise you on some of the below most frequently encountered problems in implementation :

  • Lack of management support or awareness.

  • Internal resource availability

  • Delay in approvals.

  • Overbooked or loaded key people

  • Requirements Scope not clear

  • IT infrastructure or support issues

PLM Nordic Implementation Model

How is PTC Windchill implemented?

1. Planning and Preparation:

Define Business Goals and Requirements: Clearly articulate the specific objectives you aim to achieve with Windchill, focusing on
areas like product data management, collaboration, process automation, compliance, etc.

Assess Current Systems and Processes: Evaluate your existing tools and workflows to identify gaps, compatibility needs, and potential integration points.

Build a Project Team: Assemble a cross-functional team with expertise in PLM, IT infrastructure, business processes, change
management, and training.

Secure Executive Sponsorship: Obtain buy-in from senior leadership to ensure sufficient resources, prioritization, and strategic alignment.

Choose Deployment Model: Select between on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid deployment based on your infrastructure, security
needs, and scalability requirements.

2. Installation and Configuration:

Install Software: Follow PTC’s detailed installation guides for your chosen deployment model, ensuring adherence to system requirements and best practices.

Configure System: Tailor Windchill to your specific needs by defining:
– Organizations and users.
– Lifecycle templates
– Access control lists
– Integrations with other systems
– Custom workflows and processes

3. Data Migration:

Develop Migration Plan: Carefully map out how data will be transferred from legacy systems to Windchill, addressing version control, metadata mapping, and data quality.

Cleanse and Validate Data: Ensure data integrity and accuracy before migration to avoid downstream issues.

Execute Migration: Use PTC’s migration tools or partner services to transfer data efficiently and accurately.

4. Testing and Training:

Conduct Thorough Testing: Engage users in testing scenarios to validate functionality, identify issues, and refine configurations before
go-live.

Provide Comprehensive Training: Offer hands-on training to users on core Windchill features, navigation, workflows, and best practices,
tailored to their roles and responsibilities.

5. Go-Live and Support:

Define Business Goals and Requirements: Clearly articulate the specific objectives you aim to achieve with Windchill, focusing on
areas like product data management, collaboration, process automation, compliance, etc.

Assess Current Systems and Processes: Evaluate your existing tools and workflows to identify gaps, compatibility needs, and potential integration points.

Build a Project Team: Assemble a cross-functional team with expertise in PLM, IT infrastructure, business processes, change management, and training.

Secure Executive Sponsorship: Obtain buy-in from senior leadership to ensure sufficient resources, prioritization, and strategic alignment.

Choose Deployment Model: Select between on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid deployment based on your infrastructure,
security needs, and scalability requirements.

FAQs

Why is PTC Windchill Implementation important for businesses?

PTC Windchill Implementation is crucial for businesses to streamline their product development processes, improve collaboration, reduce time-to-market, and enhance overall efficiency in managing product lifecycle.

What kind of training is required for users during and after PTC Windchill implementation?

User training is a crucial component of PTC Windchill implementation. Training programs cover areas like data input, retrieval, workflow management, and security practices to ensure that users can effectively navigate and utilize the system.

What is the typical duration of a PTC Windchill implementation project?

The duration of a PTC Windchill implementation project can vary based on factors like the scope of implementation, organizational size, and complexity. Projects are often phased to ensure a smooth transition and efficient adoption.

What are the system requirements for PTC Windchill Implementation?

System requirements may vary based on the specific version and modules being implemented. Generally, PTC provides detailed documentation specifying hardware, software, and network requirements.

How can organizations ensure a successful PTC Windchill Implementation?

Successful implementation requires thorough planning, clear communication, involvement of key stakeholders, comprehensive training programs, and a phased approach to deployment.

What are the typical challenges faced during PTC Windchill Implementation?

Common challenges include data migration issues, user adoption, integration with existing systems, customization complexities, and ensuring alignment with organizational processes.

How do you carry out the Project? What are the Timelines? What is the approach? What Access is required? What is the Pricing? What are the Prerequisites/Requirements?

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