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PLM Implementation Consulting services

PLM Teamcenter Implementation Consulting

We have experience with PLM 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 PLM implementation:

  • Identify and develop internal experts to lead PLM implementation.

  • Secure good support from management. Establish how PLM 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 PLM 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

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Our Service Model
PLM Nordic Implementation Model

References/Case Studies

(contact details can be provided on request)

Teamcenter / NX Implementation and Support

Client

Europe Based electric vehicle manufacturer

Technology Stack:

Teamcenter 12, NX1899, AWC 4,2

Project Scope

  • Helping customer to establish PLM platform for future.
  • - Involved from beginning of project.
  • - Matching pace of PLM with Engineering R/D
  • - Make sure architecture is fool-proof.
  • - Acting as strategic partner and helping with design of future PLM system.
  • Implement/Build PLM configuration.
  • - Installation setup and support.
  • - TC Data model Deployments
  • - AWC enhancements
  • - Teamcenter workflows.
  • - Watermarking enhancement
  • Documentation and best practices.
  • TC & NX customizations as per business needs.
  • Teamcenter MPP implementation and support.
  • Data migration from Upchain to Teamcenter.
  • NX customizations
  • L1, L2 , L3 Support covering Teamcenter, NX

For more case studies visit here.

FAQs

What is Teamcenter implementation?

Teamcenter implementation refers to the process of deploying and configuring Teamcenter software within an organization to enable effective product data management and streamline product development processes. It involves activities such as system installation, configuration, data migration, customization, integration with other systems, and user training to ensure the successful adoption and utilization of Teamcenter across the organization.

How much it costs to implement Teamcenter PLM?

The cost depends on the nature and complexity of your implementation. 

Below are the various costs: 

• Software license cost: no of users X TC module cost (Author, viewer) 

• Infrastructure Cost = servers, IT efforts, etc. 

• External consultant cost = implementation, solution architecture, training, development, support. 

• Approximately for a small company of around 10 users with CAD integration and basic PDM implementation, the total cost can be between 50k-100k USD.  Cost varies with scope. 

 

What are the key steps in Teamcenter implementation?

Teamcenter implementation typically involves several key steps, including:

  1. 1. Needs assessment: Understanding the organization’s current processes, pain points, and requirements to determine the scope of Teamcenter implementation.
  2. 2. Planning: Developing a comprehensive implementation plan that includes defining project goals, timelines, budgets, resources, and responsibilities.
  3. 3. System installation and configuration: Installing and configuring Teamcenter software based on the organization’s requirements, including server setup, database configuration, and user access.
  4. 4. Data migration: In most cases, customers already have some PDM or other PLM applications installed with Data available, so in that case we will need to migrate this legacy data into Teamcenter. Please refer to this link for more information on our Data migration projects – https://www.plmnordic.com/teamcenter-data-migration/
  5. 5. Customization and integration: Customizing Teamcenter to align with the organization’s specific business processes and integrating it with other systems, such as CAD, ERP, and MES, to enable seamless data exchange and process integration. Please refer to this link for more information –

https://www.plmnordic.com/teamcenter-customization/

https://www.plmnordic.com/teamcenter-integration/

  1. 6. Testing and validation: Conduct thorough testing and validation of Teamcenter implementation to ensure that it meets the defined requirements and functions as expected.
  2. 7. Training and change management: Providing training to users on Teamcenter functionalities and processes, and managing change within the organization to ensure smooth adoption and utilization of the software.
  3. 8. Go-live and support: Deploying Teamcenter for production use, monitoring its performance, and providing ongoing support and maintenance to ensure its continued success.

What is a typical PLM implementation plan looks like?

Below are the various typical stages in PDM/PLM implementation. Some tasks will be added or removed depending on scope. 

  • Requirements Gathering 
  • AS-IS study. 
  • Gap Analysis. 
  • Initial solution and concept 
  • Concept Review and Sign-off 
  • Detailed Design and Development 
  • Deployment of the Test system 
  • Testing  
  • Adjustments 
  • UAT 
  • GO-LIVE / Production Deployment 
  • Hypercare support 
  • Support 

Some sample plans for reference here

Why would an organization implement Teamcenter? The advantages of implementing Teamcenter PLM?

Organizations implement Teamcenter for various reasons, including:

  1. 1. Improved product data management: Teamcenter provides a central repository for managing product data, including CAD models, documents, BOMs (Bill of Materials), and other related information. Implementing Teamcenter enables organizations to efficiently manage product data, improve data accuracy, and eliminate data silos.
  2. 2. Streamlined product development processes: Teamcenter offers powerful workflow and process management capabilities that help organizations streamline their product development processes. It enables efficient collaboration among cross-functional teams, automates tasks, and ensures adherence to established processes, leading to improved productivity and reduced time-to-market.
  3. 3. Enhanced collaboration and communication: Teamcenter facilitates collaboration among different stakeholders involved in product development, such as designers, engineers, manufacturing teams, suppliers, and customers. It provides tools for real-time collaboration, change management, and communication, leading to improved teamwork and decision-making.
  4. 4. Increased visibility and traceability: Teamcenter provides comprehensive visibility and traceability into product development processes, enabling organizations to track changes, revisions, and approvals, and maintain an audit trail of product data and processes. This helps in compliance with regulatory requirements and improves product quality.
  5. 5. Scalability and flexibility: Teamcenter is a highly scalable and flexible PLM solution that can be customized and extended to suit the unique requirements of different industries and organizations. It can be integrated with other systems, such as CAD, ERP, and MES, to create a seamless product development ecosystem.

What type of access is required to carry out Teamcenter Implementation?

Implementing Teamcenter typically requires different types of access, depending on the specific tasks and responsibilities involved. Some of them are mentioned below;

  • Administrator Access: Teamcenter implementation will require administrator access to various components of the system, such as the Teamcenter server, database, and application servers.
  • Database Access: Access to the Teamcenter database is required during implementation for tasks such as database setup, schema creation, data migration, and data manipulation. Database access may include reading and writing privileges to the database, as well as the ability to execute SQL queries.
  • Application Access: Access to the Teamcenter client applications, such as Teamcenter Rich Client, Teamcenter Active Workspace, or other Teamcenter modules, will be required to configure and customize the user interface, workflows, etc.
  • File System Access: Teamcenter implementation requires access to the Teamcenter file system, including the storage areas where files and data are stored.
  • Network Access: Access to the network infrastructure, such as firewalls, routers, and switches, may be required to configure network settings for Teamcenter.
  • Integration Access: If there are integrations with other systems, such as CAD systems, ERP systems, or other external applications, access to those systems may be needed for configuring and testing integrations.

How can a company ensure successful user adoption of Teamcenter?

Ensuring successful user adoption of Teamcenter, or any other software system, requires careful planning, effective communication, comprehensive training, and ongoing support.

  • Define clear goals and objectives
  • Involve key stakeholders
  • Establish a strong project team
  • Provide comprehensive training to users in using Teamcenter & making them realize Teamcenter advantages
  • Communicate effectively
  • Providing ongoing support is the key to resolving issues quickly & efficiently.

Our Support Team can help you here, which comes with massive experience supporting customers worldwide with more than 26320+ hours

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  • Foster a culture of continuous improvement
  • Monitor and measure adoption

What are the most common PLM Implementation problems?

  • Lack of clear goals and objectives: If the goals and objectives of the PLM implementation are not clearly defined and communicated, it can lead to confusion, misalignment, and lack of motivation among users.
  • Insufficient planning and preparation: Poor planning and preparation can lead to delays, cost overruns, and other issues during PLM implementation.
  • Inadequate change management: PLM implementation often involves changes in business processes, roles and responsibilities, and user behaviors. If change management is not effectively addressed, it can result in resistance, low user adoption, and decreased system effectiveness.
  • Complex data migration: Migrating data from legacy systems or other sources to a PLM system can be complex and challenging.
  • Integration challenges: Integrating PLM with other systems, such as CAD, ERP, and MES, can be complex and may require customization or configuration. Integration challenges can include data exchange, system interoperability, and process synchronization.
  • User resistance and adoption challenges: User resistance to change, lack of awareness, and low user adoption can hinder the successful implementation of a PLM system. Users may resist adopting new processes, tools, and technologies if they do not see the benefits or if they are not adequately trained or supported.
  • Technical issues and system performance: Technical issues, such as system downtime, slow performance, and system errors, can impact the effectiveness of a PLM system.
  • Lack of executive sponsorship and support: Strong executive sponsorship and support are critical for the success of a PLM implementation. If there is a lack of support from top management, it can lead to insufficient resources, an inadequate budget, and a lack of commitment.
  • Budget and resource constraints: Budget and resource constraints can pose challenges during PLM implementation. Insufficient budget and resources can impact the quality and effectiveness of the implementation process, leading to delays or compromises.
  • Vendor or consultant-related challenges: Challenges related to PLM vendors or consultants can include issues with product quality, support, or expertise. It is important to carefully select reliable vendors or consultants with proven experience and expertise in PLM implementation and to establish clear expectations, communication channels, and service level agreements (SLAs) to ensure a successful partnership.

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