The migration of existing data is one of the major challenges faced when replacing PLM systems. It often leads to a delay in the new solution going live or the failure of the entire project. Our PLM integration platform OpenPDM supports different migration strategies – from big-bang migration to incremental migration through to the temporary coexistence of the old and new systems. This allows customers to take a highly flexible approach to PLM migration.
OpenPDM not only transfers individual parts, BOMs and documents but also complex product structures to the new PLM system. Analysis tools check the type, scope and dependencies of the source data before it is transferred. This ensures that it arrives in the target system with a high level of quality. The data can be structured flexibly according to product, project, history or other criteria for migration. When switching to a new PLM system, it also possible to convert and migrate the CAD data to the new CAD system and assure the quality of the data.
Packaging the data and parallelization of the jobs means that our solution is able to process large amounts of data. This makes big-bang migrations manageable. The bidirectional synchronization of the data also allows migration to be performed in small steps and delta information to be synchronized if, after an initial data loading process for example, the older system continues to be used. A migration cockpit and KPI reports provide the necessary transparency and enable optimum process monitoring.
Regardless of which migration strategy a customer chooses, our tried and tested procedure model serves as a guarantee for the success of their project. In addition, the option of only using the software for the duration of the project also ensures a fast return on investment (ROI).
Posted with permission from PROSTEP AG.
Original Article by Mirko Theiss, Senior Manager PLM Integration and Product Manager OpenPDM at PROSTEP AG.