|Product Lifecycle Management
Your foundation for innovation
and successful e-business
In recent years, many companies have concentrated on the implementation
of integrated IT solutions in business areas and order processing.
However, the integration of processes and data of product development
has often been ignored. The consequence: A large amount of information
is still conveyed on paper in the age of e-business.
CoRoS Consulting supports you with innovative consulting competencies
during the implementation of efficient Product Lifecycle Management.
Together with you we develop solutions for the management of your
product data. From the concept to technological implementation,
the methodical view of your processes is always in the foreground.
Optimised processes set free capacities in engineering; you can
concentrate on the development of innovative, profitable products.
Integrated Product Lifecycle Management is the cornerstone for a
successful entry into e-business.
CoRoS Consulting delivers global business
solutions that improve process efficiencies through knowledge sharing
and collaboration between employees, customers and business partners,
using best-of-breed technology and applications in the market. CoRoS
Consulting has built upon its position as the leading Project Systems
(PS) specialists for the SAP market by expanding into the Product
Lifecycle Management (PLM) services market for SAP. This natural
extension serves has a starting point for our collaborative commerce
solutions, and paves the way for future growth and opportunity of
What is 'PLM'?
Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) is an industry term used to describe the business
solutions that allow a company to manage product related information
and processes throughout the lifecycle of a product from concept
and definition to production, service, and retirement and throughout
the extended enterprise that creates and uses the product information.
By closely linking a company's engineering, production and maintenance
operations, PLM enables accurate communication of product and asset
information throughout the extended supply chain. It enables design
engineers, quality managers, business partners and manufacturing
staff to work together in a collaborative environment for product
development. For plant operators
and maintenance managers, PLM provides a complete and integrated
solution to manage their assets from the investment decision onwards
through maintenance management and replacement. The solution also
incorporates business partners' knowledge into the design, management
and maintenance processes, resulting in higher product quality and
greater flexibility to meet customer needs.
Only the fast survive
Solution Brief PLM
The pressure in your markets to be innovative, enhance quality
and cut costs is continuing to rise. You therefore need to accelerate
your development processes while, at the same time, improving product
quality and the use of resources - through Product Lifecycle Management
(PLM). Rather than working with heterogeneous systems and data,
your employees will access a consistent, up-to-the-minute data pool.
As a result you can enjoy the competitive advantages of increased
process efficiency and transparency, more productive employees
and lower costs.
PLM shortens development cycles
Numerous analyses show that PLM, combined with standardised development
methods, can shorten the development cycles for new products by
up to 60 per cent - regardless of their complexity and therefore
regardless of the industry.
Up to now, PLM has been most prevalent in the automotive and high-tech
industries, as well as in mechanical and plant engineering. However,
it is also becoming increasingly important in other industries,
for instance in the consumer goods, chemicals, and pharmaceutical
Whether you combine it with customer relationship management, supply
chain management, enterprise resource planning, computer aided design
or supplier relationship management, you can rest assured that implementing
PLM will bring you crucial advantages in areas such as the ability
to deliver, methods of addressing customers and service.
Achieving an individual PLM solution with the help of CoRoS Consulting
PLM supports all phases in the life cycle of a product - from development
and production to technical asset management. Our consultants know
the development, production and service processes in all sorts
of sectors, and also have the technical system expertise needed for
CoRoS Consulting has the expertise to design and implement your
PLM solution. We are your ideal partner; from initial considerations
through to operation. Together with you, our specialists will design
and implement an individual PLM solution based on mySAP Product
Lifecycle Management. If needed, we can expand the PLM functions
to meet your customer-specific requirements, integrate other SAP
and non-SAP applications and operate the systems for you in the
context of outsourcing.
Let CoRoS Consulting help you make the most of the advantages of
PLM! We have the necessary business expertise and we are familiar
with your industry. With our help you can transform PLM potential
into a competitive edge.
SAP defines mySAP Product Lifecycle Management (mySAP PLM) as "an
integrated environment that ensures all people involved in product
development, manufacturing, and service have quick and secure access
to current information."
It claims that "mySAP PLM" is the only e-business solution available
today that enables collaborative engineering, custom product development,
and project, asset, and quality management among multiple business
According to SAP, over 3,200 companies worldwide are using mySAP
PLM. See more information on SAP's home page at