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Product Lifecycle Services: Overview

The Product Lifecycle Management service offering from Accenture delivers innovation and efficiency in a complex world.


Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) services help companies organize, develop, and manage products and services at every stage along the product lifecycle, from ideation to retirement . More and more, PLM is seen as a strategic business discipline - properly planned and executed PLM helps companies manage costs and increase returns on R&D investment by delivering the right product to the right market as quickly as possible.

Accenture’s Product Lifecycle Services helps companies deal with complex issues related to the ideation, design, launch, manufacture, and distribution of products in a broad range of industries. We help companies define long-term PLM strategies that align with their corporate vision and goals, and support these strategies with integrated PLM solutions that are proven to increase R&D efficiency, improve R&D ROI, and gain competitive advantage along the entire product lifecycle.

Why Accenture

Accenture’s approach to PLM is more than a functional responsibility, but treats it as an enterprise-wide discipline. With a global team of more than 4,000 PLM professionals and strategic alliances with all major technology vendors, we are able to provide end-to-end support for large-scale PLM programs.

By collaborating with Accenture, companies gain access to:

  • Accenture’s global presence in 200 countries with over 289,000 employees, there of more than 4,000 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 ecosystem of established alliances with major PLM technology providers, such as Dassault, Oracle, PTC, SAP and Siemens PLM.

Accenture combines decades of PLM experience, extensive PLM capabilities and industry experience to help clients become high-performance businesses by:

  • Defining a new R&D operating model and designing a PLM strategy that aligns with corporate vision and goals.

  • Reducing the time-to-market of new products and services and generate savings through streamlining the R&D process Significantly reducing costs for supporting and maintaining its PLM system.

Specific Services

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.

  • 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.

  • Technology: We 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, 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.

  • Operations: Accenture provides efficient and flexible PLM Operations support and cost-effective application outsourcing arrangements that inject needed agility in operating models.

Learn more about PLM service offering from Accenture.