Highly integrated solution. No other PLM can beat on this.
SAP PLM is not a toolkit solution like any other PLM's where you need to write lines and lines of code.
Document Management is extremely powerful capability of revision, version and status control and adhoc workflow capability.
Supports to multi CAD integration.
Drive any Business transactions within SAP with SAP DMS.
Extensive Chane management capability, change history tracking.
Extremely strong in SAP formula and recipe development.
Staging of a material/Product with user defined status.
For Process Industries, chemical, HIGH TECH, ASSEMBLE TO ORDER SAP PLM is the best solution.
Not much development required, just configure the solution. (Other PLM systems you need to write 1 to 2 years coding with that you will end up core dumps).
SAP PLM is consistent than any other PLM systems. SAP PLM has not many core dumps or crash.
I have worked on PLM system like Metaphase/Team Center enterprise for years, these are toolkits and need to write lines and line of code to achieve what customer wants.
SAP PLM can be implemented:
For small companies we can implement in 3 months
For medium size companies 8 months.
For large companies 18 months to 2 years
Open text involvement with license is killing the standardSAP DMS functionality. Open Text doesn't do
any good, just SAP stragegy to sell the free functionality which is available in SAP.
SAP should stop Open Text approach for enterprise content management and start concentrating on SAP DMS
content server approach.
Complex product structures with highly variant on products.
New Product Development and Product Casting.
Best Product Costing using Project Systems module on Assemble to Order projects.
Process Industries formulation development is possible only with SAP without much development work.