Trends Report

Market Overview: PLM Deployment Support

New Offerings From Vendors And Service Providers Lower Implementation Hurdles

October 21st, 2009
With contributors:
Mike Gilpin , Adam Knoll

Summary

As companies pursue a more ambitious agenda for product life-cycle management (PLM), the complexity of their application deployments is on the rise, creating a host of new integration, data migration, and customization challenges for application development and delivery professionals. In response to this trend, savvy vendors such as PTC, SAP, and Siemens PLM are investing in their functionality, architecture, and partnerships to not only lower deployment hurdles but also win additional business. No single vendor can help address all of the challenges users face with enterprisewide PLM, as the market for PLM services is ripe with global systems integrators, offshore players, specialty shops, and vendor services teams offering users distinct value propositions. When facing obstacles, application delivery professionals should leverage their PLM vendor and service provider as a joint team with both the resources and motivation to solve deployment problems.

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