IT Managers responsible for deploying PLM, I feel for you. I really do.

Deploying CAD software? Fairly straightforward. The devil’s in the installation and maintenance details. It is, however, a relatively well-traveled road. You know what issues are likely to crop up.Deploying

CAE software? Maybe a little complicated as the myriad of pre-processors, solvers and post-processors can multiply. But again, the problems lie in consistently installing the software.

Deploying PLM or PDM? Heh. That’s literally a whole different class of software. Many things can go horribly wrong along the way to a go-live date. If you’re leading the deployment of such a system, be ready. There will be surprises along the way. What surprises? Well, let’s discuss.

You can read the whole Mitigating the Legacy Data Risk to PLM Deployments post over at the I-Cubed blog.