Given the complexity of data migration and integration processes demands, PointPLM considers the best solutions from project onset to avert any functional gaps in the procedures.
Integrating product data across the product lifecycle – through ideation, design, manufacture, operation, and devolution - is the greatest opportunity in PLM execution.
Data migration and integration are standard processes across all organizations as they grow and move from older to newer applications, and as they increasingly share data with customers and suppliers using different applications. Unfortunately, these processes are complex because of accumulated data, business rules, and the compatibility of data across multiple applications
The challenges of data migration include:
- Requirement to reformat data to ensure that the receiving applications can use it
- Ensuring that data conforms to security rules established in different applications
- Data mapping to ensure that that the data is properly placed into the new application
- Data cleansing to ensure it retains its integrity and value after moving
Yet, integrating product data across the product lifecycle – through ideation, design, manufacture, operation, and devolution - is the greatest challenge in PLM execution.
Enterprises need to consider transition from the very start of the project to avoid any intricacies that exist between the current (as is) and future (to be) procedures. This requires an assessment of the business impact following the migration at the integration and process levels. A risk assessment with the downstream applications will help to identify the right sync of data to facilitate the change request and/or data release procedures.
Incremental and manual tweaking can help to deliver 100% data migration and integration. With the right provider, enterprises can enjoy smooth data migration for PLM tools with:
- CAx Integration
- PLM/PDM Integration
- MRP/ERP Integration
- Legacy Systems Integration
With correct implementation of your PLM data migration & integration strategy, enterprises can enjoy considerable benefits, value addition, greater competitive advantage, and reduced costs.