6.4.3 How to use PLM

Imagine you are working on the design of a new product and you have heard about the benefits of PLM. Your first step is to buy one of the different PLM software packages available on the market. As stated previously, this kinds of software integrates all the other types of software needed in the development of a new product such us CAD, ERP, CRM, etc. However your clients or suppliers do not need to install the same or similar PLM software because you can use a restricted access internet platform in order to check the design and gather feedback in an interactive way with your clients avoiding express parcels, e-mails exchanges, etc. or to your suppliers, for example to exchange information when the manufacturing of your design is to be outsourced.