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CAD-Centric PLM, ERP-Centric PLM, and Organic PLM: What’s Right for You? - Part 2
Part 1 of this blog series started with the assertion that product lifecycle management (PLM) solutions are becoming increasingly important to enterprises, to a

free cad files  SAP ERP get a free SAP PLM license and can add new users at a low cost. Moreover, companies don’t have to support additional technologies and have full integration to ERP data, which should be a big order winner. This is all music to a CIO’s ears, right? Not So Fast . . . t he Cons of ERP-based PLM Solutions But ERP providers do not offer their own CAD solutions: rather, they provide basic integration to these product authoring tools. Experience has shown that the research and development (R&D),

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