Learn about how we help companies understand the potential of their product data.

First we conduct a situation analysis which includes an assessment of the current strategic goals. We then use the principles of the digital product to discover the potentials in terms of “Industrie 4.0”. Finally we develop concepts and guarantee successful implementation of our ideas.

Proof of potential

Learn about how we identify potentials for product data management over the whole product lifecycle as well as the value network.

Proof of potential

Identifying potentials

To prioritize the measures needed, we first identify and assess potential solutions in terms of “Industrie 4.0”. This requires an analysis of the information flow. The results are then set against the departments/systems to help us to identify potentials as well as communication media interruptions and interfaces.

Evaluation of potentials

A demonstration of the thematic dependencies allows suggestions to be made about realistic and practical approaches. The potentials and their dependencies are assessed from a conceptual, technical or cost-effective perspective. This assessment forms the basis for the corresponding approaches to the solution.

Solution variants and PLM road map

Learn about how we create and assess alternative solutions and incorporate them in a PLM road map.

Solution variants and PLM road map

Solution variants

We develop numerous solution variants based on the known potentials and existing software systems. The variants are mapped to "system classes" such as ERP, PDM, DMS, CRM, etc. according the required functionalities.
The partly overlapping functionalities of the systems suggest various solution variants which can be evaluated and compared with each other.

PLM road map & cost estimate

The possible solution variants are assessed on the basis of their potentials. The best variant is examined more closely, incorporated into a PLM road map and then visualized in a target system matrix. Even at this stage of the project, we are able to provide a cost estimate for implementing the chosen road map.

Developing a basis for decision making and evaluating the right PLM systems and technologies

Learn about how we develop decision making strategies to ensure we evaluate the right PLM systems and technologies from among the possible alternatives.

Developing a basis for decision making and evaluating the right PLM systems and technologies

Benchmark

As soon as the "big picture" is defined in the PLM road map, use cases are derived from the information flow analysis. In conjunction with the PLM road map, these use cases help us to evaluate the right software systems and technologies. The evaluations are carried out with the help of long and short lists of the relevant systems/technologies as well as a final benchmark.

Benchmark results

The benchmark result is a structured and comprehensive tool for deciding which IT system is the best one for your business.

Concepts

We create proven concepts to manage product data over the whole product lifecycle as well as the value network.

Concepts

Use cases and best practice concepts

Once the technology landscape has been decided upon, our best practice approaches are used to distribute the use cases among the technologies and refine them. Our best practice approaches have evolved through use in several hundred PLM projects.

Functional requirements and system specification

The functional requirements for the chosen technologies are created from the use cases and the detailed concept. The use cases are also the basis of user acceptance testing of the implementation.

The functional requirements lay the groundwork for the technology vendors' specifications and binding offers.

Implementation of apps and enterprise applications

Learn about how we ensure our concepts of enterprise applications and technologies (such as apps) are properly implemented.

Implementation of apps and enterprise applications

Implementation and integration

To guarantee successful integration and implementation of the enterprise applications, it is important that vendors fully understand the concepts and implement them accordingly.

Together with the respective vendor, we actively support the customer with the specification of the implementation. This forms the basis for our approval of the detailed specification.

Interfaces

The interface requirements are based on the use cases and are described in the functional requirements. Interfaces are a significant component of the PLM concept. It is important they are considered at an early stage. Thanks to Intelliact's wide-range of experience, it can demonstrate the different capabilities of the respective tool combinations and present the corresponding recommendations.

Apps within the Elstr framework

To ensure role-specific access to data which is independent of the system and storage location, we've created our own Elstr framework. This is an excellent basis for app development. Apps allow access to enterprise data at the press of a button and significantly reduce the time spent on everyday tasks.

Data migration

Many companies underestimate and neglect data migration when introducing new enterprise applications. To provide the necessary assistance, Intelliact has developed a procedure which integrates its in-depth knowledge of tools. A multitude of migrations has taught us how to analyze and suitably format data to ensure it can be accessed by the new IT tools.