CIMdata Report Validates Industry Trend Toward the Cloud
According to CIMdata, 95 percent of current and prospective cloud PLM customers surveyed plan to purchase PLM Cloud in the next 24 months, while 72 percent plan to in just 13 months. The Cloud PLM study also found that those customers are most interested in the convenience and economic advantages of the cloud. Faster time to value, ability to scale, and ease of management were among the top benefits industrial customers hope to achieve from cloud-based PLM.
"Technology is changing, and our customers are evolving," said
Based on its leading Windchill® software, the PTC PLM Cloud SaaS solution delivers a broad set of capabilities. In addition, the active user subscription pricing model offers companies the desired flexibility to scale based on the needs of the business. One of the top benefits cited in the CIMdata study was reduced capital expenditure, and PTC PLM Cloud enables companies to improve workflows without heavy IT overhead or resource commitments.
"Our main objective when deciding for PTC PLM in the Cloud was to have a
central repository of up-to-date product information and efficient
delivery of that data to customers and technical support staff, but at
the same time to minimize the burden on IT while maintaining a
predictable monthly cost," said
Enterprise collaboration is considered a critical function of PLM software in order to enable innovation, according to CIMdata and feedback from PTC's customers. The PTC PLM Cloud SaaS solution enables companies to drive business growth by allowing them to securely share product knowledge throughout the product development value chain. This includes internal teams, such as engineering, design, manufacturing, and procurement, as well as external stakeholders, such as partners, suppliers, and even customers who are a critical part of the product development process.
To support further collaboration, PTC's PLM Cloud solution includes
While industrial companies see the value of Cloud PLM, the CIMdata report also cited real and perceived issues that may slow adoption by some companies, including the ability to meet specific integration, capability, performance, and security needs. Specifically, almost half of participants cited the integration of Cloud PLM and enterprise systems as their primary concern. In addition to assuming responsibility for PLM upgrades and updates, PTC offers additional Cloud Migration Services, Value Ready Deployments, and systems integration capabilities to enable organizations to reduce the time to value.
"With PLM Cloud, the time and investment that otherwise might have gone
into basic integrations and system maintenance can instead be invested
into enabling new organizational capabilities and efficiencies," said
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