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Product Lifecycle Management—PLM services

Our end-to-end PLM services span the full spectrum of strategy, digital, technology and provide tailored industry expertise to our clients.

Overview

We combine our deep industry knowledge with end-to end services that span the full spectrum of strategy, digital, technology, and operations:

  • Strategy: We help companies to improve the ROI of their R&D investments by building a PLM business case and roadmap, developing the right innovation and portfolio strategy, defining PLM processes, designing the appropriate R&D operating model and managing organizational change. Learn more about our PLM Strategy Services.

  • Digital: Accenture helps companies seize the opportunity presented by digital technologies, providing analytics based portfolio optimization, PLM in the cloud, and solutions for virtual prototyping and 3D printing among other digital capabilities. Learn more about our Digital PLM Services.

  • Technology: We help companies optimize their technology investments, with the ability to provide customized leading-edge solutions developed through alliances with major PLM technology providers, such as Dassault Systèmes, Aras, PTC, Oracle, SAP and Siemens PLM. Our Technology services also include application architecture design, systems integration, unified ALM–PLM and data migration, to name just a few. Learn more about our PLM Technology Services.

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PLM Strategy Services

Companies remain under pressure to innovate and deliver new products to market faster and at lower cost. At the same time, they must deal with increased product and portfolio complexity affecting product profitability. By building a Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) business case and roadmap, developing the right innovation and portfolio strategy, defining PLM processes, designing the appropriate R&D operating model and managing organizational change, we help companies to improve the ROI of their R&D investments.

PLM Strategy Services helps clients achieve market growth and desired client outcomes by:

  • Building the PLM business case and roadmap that is linked to corporate strategy

  • Developing and matching the right innovation model to the nature of the market

  • Optimizing portfolio strategy and designing the appropriate R&D operating model

  • Applying the latest digital tools and processes to maximize impact of SMAC onto the complete product development cycle

  • Architecting and managing an end-to-end solution from customer insight to product/service specifications

  • Fostering a culture, talent and organizational change management program

PLM Strategy Offerings

  • Innovation Strategy & Transformation

  • Product Portfolio Optimization

  • R&D Operating Model Design

  • Product Complexity Management

  • Frugal Innovation

Digital PLM Services

Accenture helps companies seize the opportunity presented by digital technologies, providing analytics based portfolio optimization, Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) in the cloud, and solutions for virtual prototyping and 3D printing among other digital capabilities.

Digital PLM Services helps clients achieve market growth and desired client outcomes by:

  • Leveraging the Accenture Performance Optimizer; providing analytics based portfolio optimization

  • Enabling open innovation and crowd sourcing platforms to mine and manage data

  • Modernizing infrastructure in the Cloud

  • Supporting rapid prototyping and digital mock-ups in virtual environments

  • Understanding the business challenges and opportunities in 3D printing

  • Managing voluminous product data for analysis and insight back into product design

PLM Digital Offerings

  • PLM Analytics & Insight

  • PLM in the Cloud

  • Virtual Prototyping / Simulation

  • 3D Printing

PLM Technology Services

Many companies find it hard to deal with the perceived complexity of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions and the need to carefully integrate PLM technologies into enterprise architectures. Organizations must handle vast quantities of new data along with the difficulties posed by legacy processes and systems. Accenture helps companies optimize their technology investments, with the ability to provide customized leading-edge solutions developed through alliances with major PLM technology providers, such as Dassault Systèmes, Aras, PTC, Oracle, SAP and Siemens PLM. Our Technology services also include application architecture design, systems integration, unified ALM—PLM and data migration—to name just a few.​

PLM Technology Services help clients achieve market growth and desired client outcomes by:

  • Providing the ability to highly customize and implement PLM application solutions

  • Integrating hardware and software requirements and systems

  • Strengthening entire suite of data consolidation and management by data cleansing, converting and migrating

  • Improving product quality in CAD service

  • Implanting embedded software development for smart, connected products

  • Managing and maintaining application outsourcing services

PLM Technology Offerings

  • PLM Implementation

  • Unified PLM-ALM Architecture

  • Embedded Software Development

  • Data Migration

  • PLM Application Outsourcing

Why Accenture

Accenture combines decades of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) experience, extensive PLM capabilities and industry experience to help clients become high-performance businesses:

  • By defining a new R&D operating model, Accenture helped a consumer packaged goods company increase speed-to-market of new products by more than 15 percent and improve R&D efficiency by over 20 percent.

  • Accenture helped an industrial equipment manufacturer reduce time-to-market and generate savings of $20 million through streamlining the R&D process and reducing complexity associated with hardware and software.

  • With the help of Accenture’s Operations services, a leading toy manufacturer was able to significantly reduce costs for supporting and maintaining its PLM system.

By collaborating with Accenture, companies gain access to:

  • Accenture’s global presence in 200 countries with over 375,000 employees, thereof more than 10,000 PLM specialists.

  • A high, standardized, level of skills and experiences based on Accenture’s proven methodologies, with capabilities available round-the-clock, round-the-world.

  • Accenture’s PLM ecosystem of longstanding alliances with major PLM technology providers.