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Step up your product lifecycle management (PLM) with low code: Use cases to accelerate innovation

By Brooke Heerdegen

In today’s fast-paced, ever-changing market, prioritizing operational efficiency is more crucial than ever.

To maximize efficiency, however, it is necessary to:

  • Break down data silos
  • Streamline collaboration
  • Modernize legacy systems
  • Accelerate innovation

Manufacturers can achieve these outcomes by extending their product lifecycle management (PLM) systems with low-code application development.

In this podcast mini-series, we will explore:

  • The various use cases and benefits of combining PLM with low code
  • How listeners can take advantage of these capabilities with Teamcenter and Mendix

Episode 1: Streamline user experiences with composite apps

As organizations continue to handle increasing amounts of data, siloed application landscapes can make it even more challenging to make informed decisions and collaborate effectively.

By developing composite applications with low code, manufacturers can connect disparate data sets into user-centric interfaces — enabling users to complete their tasks by accessing all the data they need in one place.

In the first episode of “Step up your PLM with low code,” our host Allan Behrens, founder and principal analyst at Taxal, is joined by Ole Richelmann, industry manager at Mendix, to discuss the value of composite applications.

In this episode, you will learn how composite applications can:

  • Improve productivity
  • Ensure data integrity
  • Enhance collaboration

Speakers:

  • Allan Behrens, Founder and Principal Analyst at Taxal
  • Ole Richelmann, Industry Manager at Mendix

Episode 2: Maximize efficiency with the sales configurator template

Imagine if manufacturers could remove the complexity from the sales configuration process, allowing them to quickly deliver quotations to customers without errors.

With the upcoming sales configurator template from Mendix, manufacturers can do just that.

In the second episode of “Step up your PLM with low code,” our host Allan Behrens, founder and principal analyst at Taxal, is joined by Sönke Hotsch, industry manager of supply chain management at Mendix, and Stephan Numan, director of industrial solutions at Mendix, to discuss how manufacturers can benefit from the sales configurator template.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • How manufacturing sales reps can quickly and easily configure, price and quote (CPQ) a complex machine for a customer
  • How to achieve a higher degree of customer satisfaction and time savings while avoiding human error in the sales configuration and quotation process
  • How to digitalize and automate the sales configuration and quotation process

Speakers:

  • Allan Behrens, Founder and Principal Analyst at Taxal
  • Sönke Hotsch, Industry Manager, Supply Chain Management at Mendix
  • Stephan Numan, Director of Industrial Solutions at Mendix

Episode 3: Create role-based user interfaces (UI) for the shop floor

By extending product lifecycle management (PLM) systems with low code, manufacturers can empower their shop floor operators to access the information they need in simple, user-friendly interfaces.

In the third episode of “Step up your PLM with low code,” our host Allan Behrens, founder and principal analyst at Taxal, is joined by Colin Marshall, Teamcenter consultant at Siemens Digital Industries Software, and Sebastian Bersch, director of manufacturing cloud at Mendix.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • How manufacturers can extend their PLM systems to the shop floor with low-code application development
  • How to create role-based user interfaces (UI) that can be applied to mobile devices as well as desktop
  • How these role-based user interfaces can consolidate data from various systems into one screen, enable operators to easily report issues and reduce the clicks needed to navigate a full-scale PLM screen

Speakers:

  • Allan Behrens, Founder and Principal Analyst at Taxal
  • Colin Marshall, Teamcenter Consultant at Siemens Digital Industries Software
  • Sebastian Bersch, Director of Manufacturing Cloud at Mendix

Episode 4: Leverage low code to accelerate application development (Customer success story)

In the fourth episode of “Step up your PLM with low code,” we are excited and honored to feature one of Siemens’ customers, Adient, and how they have benefited from extending their PLM with low code.

Our host Allan Behrens, founder and principal analyst at Taxal, is joined by Ram Pentakota, vice president of IT in the Applications and Digital Innovations Services department at Adient, to discuss his experience with the solution.

In this episode, you will learn how Siemens’ customer, Adient, achieved the following outcomes:

  • Reduce application redundancies
  • Lower costs of maintenance, hosting, and new development
  • Faster application development that is aligned with the business
  • Streamlined collaboration between IT and business
  • Simplified user interfaces to allow users to easily navigate the PLM

Speakers:

  • Allan Behrens, Founder and Principal Analyst at Taxal
  • Ram Pentakota, Vice President IT, Applications & Digital Innovations Services at Adient

Episode 5: Extend SaaS PLM with low code

Scalability, data security, and reduced cost of ownership are key factors to consider when investing in a PLM solution.

By combining the best of PLM with the benefits of SaaS, Teamcenter X enables customers to reduce the cost of ownership and scale at their own pace while enjoying the highest standards for privacy and data security.

When paired with the low-code capabilities of Mendix, manufacturers can continue to get the most out of their PLM by creating personalized applications that are tailored to their needs.

In the fifth and final episode of “Step up your PLM with low code,” our host Allan Behrens, founder and principal analyst at Taxal, is joined by Samir Desai, senior director and global program head of Siemens Xcelerator Data Hub, and Sebastian Bersch, director of manufacturing cloud at Mendix.

In this episode, you will learn how extending SaaS PLM with low-code application development enables:

  • Increased scalability
  • Reduced cost of ownership
  • Reduced time to develop applications
  • An increased and extended user base
  • Personalized applications that increase productivity and optimize the user experience

Speakers:

  • Allan Behrens, Founder and Principal Analyst at Taxal
  • Samir Desai, Senior Director and Global Program Head of Siemens Xcelerator Data Hub
  • Sebastian Bersch, Director of Manufacturing Cloud at Mendix

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This article first appeared on the Siemens Digital Industries Software blog at https://blogs.sw.siemens.com/podcasts/where-today-meets-tomorrow/plm-and-low-code-use-cases/