PLM Connection: SOMFY on Teamcenter Unified Architecture Implementation

By Dora Smith


SOMFY manufacturers motors and controls for windows, doors and gates. Dominic Sebille, development and project director, presented at PLM Connection Europe on their implementation of Teamcenter unified architecture. Here’s a summary and a brief video sound bite from Dominic in English AND en Français.

Dominic noted that the company has grown and the need for tight control of product data has become a must. The drivers of this PLM project included providing a unique data repository for process and product design changes as well as implementing workflows.

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En Français:

Lessons learned included:

  • Keep it standard and simple (leveraging the architecture OOTB, avoiding custom development).

  • Start change management early.

  • Get the best expertise for each step of the project.

  • Prepare – training PLM concepts and Teamcenter as well as aligning business needs with the solutions.

PCO Innovation supported the implementation and presented with Dominic.

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