Next Generation Integration of PLM to Business Execution Systems

Whether your organization uses on-premise, Cloud or hybrid PLM, ERP and/or other enterprise software solutions, not fully integrating your product data from design and development through manufacturing and service is costing you (whether it’s through product inventory, stockouts, customer satisfaction, premium transportation and/or many other issues.) Moreover, your business is continually changing via mergers and acquisitions, new projects and products, new customers and more. You need an automated, error-proof and seamless way to integrate your product record among the systems you use and to be adaptive to tomorrow’s needs. You need to be able to facilitate the accurate flow of information across your enterprise and focus on new product design, launch and manufacturing; while establishing the foundation for adoption of emerging technologies, like IoT, Digital Twin and more.

A Next Generation Integration of PLM to Business Execution Systems will provide flexibility, scalability, and real-time status/reporting on enterprise business transactions

The challenge is that too many companies using Oracle PLM either have sub-optimal integrations between PLM and downstream systems or no integration at all. Those that do, lack the flexibility and scalability to easily modify the integration based on evolving business needs. Oftentimes, in addition to flexibility, the ease of use, maintainability and integration dashboarding/status are significantly lacking. Clients need to readily understand that the integration is functioning as desired in order to react to, fix, and predict errors or jobs not prioritized appropriately.

iHub PLM Integration
The Inspirage iHub solution is architected for both Cloud and on-premises PLM applications and readily enables seamless integration to multiple downstream systems, such as ERP, MES, CRM, etc. In addition to seamless business and data integration, Inspirage’s iHub solution includes the iHub Integration Portal, where the client can see a complete data audit trail with current and historical transactions, including enhanced transaction and error monitoring and other key automations. This is key as the necessity of the product data being both accurate and shared in real-time is vital. Incorrect or unavailable data can lead to lost of revenue and increased costs.

Use Inspirage’s iHub platform to automate and optimize the management of your PLM integration(s) with intelligent transactions and reporting, on a platform that can evolve with your business needs.

Top 3 Reasons for the Inspirage iHub Solution:

  1. Increased data availability and accuracy, with optimized and intelligent flow between systems, PLM and other. 
    Eliminate manual or redundant data entry and reduce data errors with validations, error handling, transaction prioritization, monitoring and more.
  2. Return on Integration Investment in six months to a year. 
    Let iHub not only propagate data to your downstream systems, but provide intelligence and validations across the processes, markedly reducing manual involvement.
  3. Flexible and scalable to evolve with your business.
    Unlike most PLM integrations, which are ‘black box’ or hard coded, the Inspirage iHub solution is flexible, adaptive and scalable to other enterprise integration needs.

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Michael Torek | Key Contributor

Michael Torek is the global Practice Lead for Inspirage’s Innovation and PLM practice. Michael has over 20 years of professional experience in business management and consulting roles. Prior to Inspirage, he had PLM leadership responsibilities within the consulting organizations of both Oracle Consulting and the Agile Software Corporation.