Update on our PLM / EDM Services

It’s been a while since we’ve shared an update on our Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) / Enterprise Data Management (EDM) Practice, so we’d like to take a moment to outline some key accomplishments, investments, solutions / IP, clients and projects, and additionally, share what we are doing to add value and drive customer success.

First, we continue to invest heavily in PVC Cloud, and now have multiple Live Clients. In addition, we have 13+ Active Projects where there is at least (1) PVC Cloud module in scope. The emerging importance of Enterprise Data Management and Data Quality in enterprise transformative projects also continues to help us align services in Cloud projects, including PVC, ERP and SCM. Our Enterprise Data Readiness Assessment (EDRA) helps clients identify and appreciate the importance of data readiness upfront by enriching data quality and through data normalization and harmonization.

Customer Example – End-to-End Ideation through Commercialization

Our customer, a leading European grocer, is a great example of a fully Oracle Cloud-based solution spanning Innovation Management, Product Development, Product Hub, Product Hub Portal, Project Management, Task Management and Supplier Portal, in the CPG / Retail space.

IM and PPM are now live, with PD and PDH planned for a March 2018 go live. The overall Project/Architecture is below:

  • The company sought to replace disparate bespoke systems with a single modern platform to drive growth and eliminate information latency and errors.
  • All future Private Label information and processes will be controlled in a single secure location in the Oracle Cloud. Inspirage Consulting PLM for Private Label expertise was crucial to close this deal.

Inspirage Cloud-based Solutions & Intellectual Property

We also have multiple investments in Cloud-based solutions which we are implementing and demonstrating. We are currently implementing GDSN on the Agile PLM and Cloud PDH platforms (with publishing to OneWorldSync) and have multiple enhancements and extensions, ongoing in late November.

We have pre-built integrations between Agile PLM and Cloud Product Hub, and from CPH to Oracle EBS. Additionally, we are working on the second Release of our ‘Compliance on the Cloud Solution’ which will add Roll Up functionality to Release One.

A Snapshot of our Solutions & IP built for PVC Cloud are below:

On-Premise and Saas-based Integrations to Agile PLM and Oracle EBS

Inspirage iHub for Agile to Cloud and Cloud to ERP integrations can be used with our Integration Portal for transaction management and error handling.

iHub

iHub is an omnidirectional application integration platform with complete audit trails that is easy to install, use and modify. iHub can support one to many integrations on the same platform and it doesn’t require a developer to manage. Pre-built iHub integrations support integrating applications quickly both on-premise and in the Cloud. iHub can also be installed on-premise or in the Cloud.

Another key benefit of the Inspirage iHub solution is the Integration Portal, which is a very user friendly means of monitoring the flow of data between systems, error handling and more.

 

The iHub Integration Portal manages the transactions between various systems, such as PLM and ERP, as well as provides an interface to track and administer the transactions. The Integration Portal dashboard can be embedded in other web-based UIs for ease of administration.

The iHub integration designs are flexible to not require modifications to the source and target systems for data flows to occur; however, some source and target systems are not flexible enough to support the business needs. In these cases, custom code and/or configurations may be deployed to the source or target system to support the integration.

Please contact us for additional information and demonstration requests, and look for pre-recorded videos in the coming days on Agile to Cloud, Cloud to ERP and the Integration Portal.

Agile PLM

We continue to help clients achieve success on the Agile PLM platform as well, and have several worth mentioning below:

  • Agile PQM & PGC, with integrations to EBS, MES and their chosen Content Provider
  • Agile PC, globally across NA & Asia, with integration to EBS
  • “Merge” of global Agile PLM system with Agile PLM system (which includes Inspirage’s UDI and GDSN solutions)
  • Global PLM Roadmap/Architecture, and soon-to-start Agile PGC, with integration to their chosen Content Provider

 

 

Michael Torek

Key Contributor: Michael Torek

Michael Torek is the global Practice Lead for Inspirage’s Innovation and PLM practice. Michael has over 20 years of professional experience in business management and consulting roles. Prior to Inspirage, he had PLM leadership responsibilities within the consulting organizations of both Oracle Consulting and the Agile Software Corporation.