PLM : don’t forget the hardware

Jo Hughesapparel plm, enterprise solutions, implementation


Whether it’s an off-the-shelf desktop application or a full blown enterprise solution, all software comes with hardware recommendations for optimum performance. Everybody knows that. So when I say “don’t forget the hardware”, I’m not for a minute suggesting you have taken leave of your senses and are planning to go live with a 200+ user PLM system, running on the … Read More

Apparel PLM: User Rebellion?

Jo Hughesapparel plm, enterprise solutions

PLM user rebellion

Don’t you just love those moments where some other like-minded soul publicly advocates what you have been saying for years. Well I had one of those moments today after reading Karen Appleton’s “Workplace Rebellion: Savvy Workers Drive Technology Transformation” article for the Huffington Post. “Why is it that consumer technologies make sharing so easy, while our workplace resources linger in … Read More

The Impact of UI on UA

Jo Hughesapparel plm, enterprise solutions

user interface

In an industry already littered with acronyms, let’s throw another one into the mix – “UA”, or in its unabbreviated form, User Acceptance. As with any other software implementation, one of the key contributing factors to a successful PLM project, and subsequent level of ROI, is the ease of which the new technology is adopted into the user community. The … Read More

Implementing – Don’t Scrimp on Your Internal Resources!

Jo Hughesapparel plm, enterprise solutions, implementation

Implementation resources

Having spent the last few months implementing PLM in two different organisations, the moral of today’s story is “you get out what you put in”. The “what” in this instance being internal people. For the purpose of this tale, and respectful anonymity, let’s call my two organisations Company A and Company B. Both Company A and Company B started implementing … Read More