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Rethinking PLM on the Cloud to Realize Innovation Faster

In today’s competitive global environment businesses can no longer afford to work in silos, if they want to get high-quality products to market faster. Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions help provide a comprehensive and collaborative approach to managing the complete product development process from ideation through implementation.

There has been extensive discussion and talks about benefits of PLM cloud applications and how one can simplify application development and implementation while improving the ROI.

PLM cloud adoption is on the roadmap of all PLM vendors and is extensively adopted by businesses across domains. Although there has been an increase in the adoption of PLM cloud by businesses in many domains, the question is, “how to implement PLM on the cloud?”

Challenges of Deploying PLM on the Cloud

Deploying PLM on the cloud has many concerns, majorly the cost, privacy, and complexity issues.  By addressing these concerns, the cloud accessibility of the Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) adoption can increase more than ever.

Cloud Delivery Models

The three cloud delivery models that best suit the needs of your organization. You can select the cloud solution that is right for you.  These include:

  • Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
  • Managed services
  • Software as a Service (SaaS)


Cloud is being used today extensively in the CAD/PLM space. Some of them being:

  • Siemens TeamCenter PLM available from IaaS infrastructure

By leveraging cloud-based PLM solutions, organizations can access the fundamental capabilities expected of every solution. Right from designing, development, R&D, and engineering, manufacturers having global footprint are using PLM on the cloud for speed, complexity, and change.

PLM on the cloud will help companies get the best professionals, across geography to interact and work towards the development of the product, whether it is from marketing or sales, engineers, designers, supply chain, or quality professionals.

Advantages of PLM on the Cloud

  • Quick system setup, shutdown, and archiving
  • Easy access, even on mobile devices to all users in every location
  • Low entry cost of a subscription and pay-as-you-go model
  • A neutral and secure environment
  • Easy developing and deploying of cloud strategy and solutions
  • 24×7 system monitoring and support
  • Flexible, on-demand skilled resources and skills
  • Space management and capacity planning

 PROLIM – The Trusted Partner

PROLIM is one of Siemens trusted partners to help you manage your PLM and cloud infrastructure. It helps deploy the IaaS PLM cloud solutions that are built using Amazon Web Services (AWS), a highly secure and reliable cloud infrastructure service provider.

The Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) delivery model gives you cost-effective access to enterprise-grade IT infrastructure and resources as well as the flexibility to dynamically scale the infrastructure up or down as per business demands.

To summarize, I can say that PLM on the cloud, without disrupting your on-premise IT operations, can set up IT applications for planned or unplanned demands. It helps accelerate customized design processes and enables faster collaboration across disparate, cross-domain teams, suppliers and partners apart from improved speed-to- market, with much lower upfront cost and simple deployment.

These are just my thoughts, I would love to know yours.

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