PLM Data Migration- Is it a nightmare or an opportunity to clean the house

The thought of Data Migration often puts the IT management into a tension zone! The term somehow is always related to hardship and complications. Data migration with regards to PLM (Product Lifecycle Management) tools is no different.

Importance of data migration

It is crucial to consider transition and data migration from the start of any IT-enabled project for averting functional gaps, that exists between the “as is” and the “to be” procedures. For example, in case the “to be” solution does not permit all the legacy attributes that needs to be migrated, then the business impact needs to be assessed at the integration and process levels. A risk analysis needs to be performed with the downstream applications, such as the interface between ERP and PLM systems that will need the right sync of data to assist in change request and data release procedures.

Usually, Data Migration follows the ETL prototype:

  • Extract – Refers to extraction of data from the old system or source
  • Transform – Refers to data mapping and transformation guidelines between the source and the new systems
  • Load- Refers to loading data into the target system

The challenge

The greatest challenge encountered in PLM execution is in integrating product data across the product lifecycle, all through conception, manufacture, design, devolution and operation. This is what conjures up fear and anxiety for the IT professionals. However, with PROLIM you can have access to an intelligent approach for migration of PDM and PLM data for processes and applications by helping the consumer in planning as well as suggesting the apt PLM migration process. We have successfully migrated data from many PDM/PLM and legacy systems and some cases a truck load of PDF files into new PLM system and achieved an average over 93% in first shot and remaining part of 100% through incremental and manual tweaking process.

PROLIM makes data migration a breeze for PLM tools with its existing service portfolio that includes:

CAX Integration

This provides integration of crucial MCAD, ECAD, CAM, and CAE systems, comprising of AutoCAD, CATIA V4 and V5, I-deas, Inventor, NX, Or CAD, Pro/Engineer, Smart CAM, Solid Edge, Solid Works, and Unigraphics.

MRP /ERP Integration

Analysis and execution of integrations to all the vital ERP and MRP systems, that comprises of Manage2000, Oracle, SAP, QAD, Vantage and many more. This enables a controlled transfer of BOM, material master and other data between ERP and PLM systems.

PLM / PDM Integration

Execution and specification of the integration between various PLM systems and between the PDM , MetrixOne, Old Enovia, Teamcenter Enterprise, and Advanced PLM Software or even the CAD Data Management systems, like NX Manager, I-deas TDM, I-deas TDM, Pro/E, PDM Works and so on.

Legacy System Integration

Execution and specification of integration as well as interfaced between your PLM and the present legacy tools.

A well implemented PLM data migration strategy can result in significant business benefits and value that can also result in cost avoidance. PROLIM a leading name in the domain of end-to-end Engineering Services, IT and PLM Solutions working for Global 1000 companies can be your service provider.

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