PLM Prompt: Enterprise Buzzwords or How Many Applications Do We Need?

Picture 2Interesting post few days ago. What is very annoying is the number of buzzwords growing in the enterprise system world. Do we really need all of them? Is there overlap? How many times you faced situation when you and your colleagues are using different words for the same thing?

Here is the short list (thanks to Improve Process Blog)

• CAD (Computer aided design) to support modeling of hardware and electrical/electronics
• PDM (Product data management) systems to support data management
• PLM (Product lifecycle management) systems to support workflow, engineering change, bill of material management, release to manufacturing etc.
• MES (Manufacturing execution systems) to manage work in progress on the manufacturing floor
• CRM (Customer relationship management) systems manage, track and organize its data / contacts with its current and prospective customers
• BPM (Business process management) systems provide process management capability with workflows
• SCM (Supply chain management) systems provide the ability to manage the entire supply chain and support planning, sourcing, manufacturing, delivery and return logistics.
• KM (Knowledge management) to support knowledge sharing of best practices and lessons learned.
• SRM (Supplier relationship management) to support managing vendor relations and lifecycle.
• PPM (Project Portfolio Management) systems used for analyzing and collectively managing a group of current or proposed projects.
• BI (Business intelligence) systems help the business acquire a better understanding of its commercial context.
• EMM (Enterprise Marketing Management) systems manage marketing’s end-to-end internal processes including Web Analytics, Campaign Management, Digital Asset Management, Web Content Management, Marketing Resource Management, Marketing Dashboards, Lead Management, Event-driven Marketing, Predictive Modeling etc.
• HRMS (Human resource management system) or HRIS (Human resource information system) manage all processes within human resources.

Best, Oleg

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9 Responses to PLM Prompt: Enterprise Buzzwords or How Many Applications Do We Need?

  1. Chris, what is PCPLM?

  2. chris says:

    people centric plm

  3. No, not good :)… the best, sounds like “PLM for PC”…

  4. Oleg
    you nailed the main reason why I created that blog post. with more buzz words appearing in the enterprise system space, we (Architects, Technology Strategists, IT management, Business Process owners) will have to be more diligent in understanding the capabilities, the players, the true need for these applications and how these new technologies/applications integrate with the rest of the application portfolio and what the hidden costs are…

  5. Swati, Thanks for your comment! you are right… sometime, discussion about solutions turns to the clarification of buzzwords… not good… Best, Oleg

  6. crm, insurance leads, live tranfer…

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