We have worked out an implementation plan that is based on our long experience of how a PLM system should be implemented to be successful. Our philosophy is to implement the system step by step. A PLM system is never finished, it is an ongoing process to fine-tune your PLM system on methodology, processes and functionality

 
1. Pilot Study
Definition – The PLM scope
Methodology

Methodology

Review of the current working methods and how the work methodology will look in the future

Functionality

Functionality

Specification of the desired functionality in the system

Definition Data Model

Specification of data model

Specification of how the data model should look in terms of structures, classes and attributes

Existing Data

Existing data

Study of possible imports of existing data

2. Pilot
Pilot with base functionality
YaPdm Pilot

Design prototype

We work out a prototype of a PLM system built on YaPdm with the desired functionality

Customization

Customizations

Customization of YaPdm to support the customer’s specific work methodology. These include CAD integrations, set of classes and attributes, approval flows, reports etc.

Installation

Installation

Installation and review of the YaPdm prototype at customer

Evaluation

Evaluation

Test and evaluation of the functionality of the YaPdm prototype

Customization
Final customizations and import
Customization

Customizations

Final adjustments of the system

Import of Existing Data

Import of existing data

Import of existing data to YaPdm. In this step, conversion from existing system can be included or import of data from the file server.

Integration

Integration

Integration with other systems such as ERP

Go Live
Go Live and education in the PLM system
Import of Existing Data

Import of existing data

Import of existing data to YaPdm. In this step, conversion from existing system can be included or import of data from the file server.

Installation 'Production database'

Installation production environment

Installation of YaPdm on server and clients.

Training - Users

Education users

One day user training in YaPdm with customer.

Go Live

Go Live

The PLM system is set in production