Are you looking into a PLM operation in the cloud? You should be! No longer having to worry about issues pertaining solely to IT such as computing resources, network infrastructure, storage space and backups, etc., is encouraging more and more companies to move their PLM services to the cloud. Especially as the available XaaS usage models such as infrastructure-, software-, platform- and function-as-a-service invite you to straightforwardly mix and match.
The services can be flexibly adapted so that peaks in the workload can be reduced more quickly, for example through dynamic access to powerful computer resources. The cloud providers stand for stable and cyber-secure services that can be scaled precisely to your requirements. And all of this at a significantly lower cost than your own on-premise landscape could ever provide.
Cross-domain product data and process management in the cloud therefore represents a valid alternative to on-premise solutions, especially for small and medium-sized companies.
Another advantage of product lifecycle management in the cloud is its easy integration into networked solutions such as the Internet of Things (IoT), big data and analytics, artificial intelligence applications such as machine learning or the development of mixed reality-based services.
We rely on collaboration with Oracle for our integration solutions.
For many years, we have been collaborating with Oracle on the running of the Joint Competence Centre for CAD Integrations (J2CI) for customers like you who are interested in providing cloud-based PLM services. With the Oracle Product Development Cloud, we have also moved our broad portfolio of best-in-class integrations of various systems to the cloud.
Which of the possible scenarios for PLM operation in the cloud is the best for your company depends entirely on your company structures and portfolio, as well as on which use cases and processes you want to map.
No matter which scenario you want to use, both Oracle PLM and our xCAD connectors are immediately available. As with an on-premise implementation, the Cloud PLM system also facilitates collaboration in product development through automated workflows and integrated version and change management. With XSPHERE Federation you can retrieve data very easily from each of your systems in the cloud in real time – from your base system without copying or migrating data.
Suppliers of mechatronic systems are equipping their products, devices, machines and systems with increasingly sophisticated functions. This requires an interdisciplinary way of thinking from the developers in terms of functions and systems, coupled with iterative collaboration. Joint management of mutually compatible development versions facilitates this developmental collaboration and shortens the path to market readiness.
If the developer teams work in different locations or if external partners are involved, the cloud simplifies access to the data without a VPN connection. Working in the cloud is secured by dedicated access rights and multi-factor authentication (MFA).
Today, customers choose suppliers who guarantee them high system availability in the course of a long service life. As a system supplier, this gives you the opportunity to build a close partnership with your customers over the entire life cycle of your system.
If you network your systems, you can expand your service portfolio with intelligent, data-driven services and open up new business areas. With services ranging from status monitoring and status-oriented maintenance via remote support based on augmented reality (AR) to evaluation of collected process data and performance KPIs, you can help your customers to avoid disruptions, shorten unplanned downtimes and improve system performance. A typical win-win situation for you and your customers, which sees both of you grow and improve your competitive strength.