Date Added: Jun 2009
A Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) application is same for any organization's product information as an ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) application is to the organization's human and transactional information. Proper selection of the PLM application and its effective implementation help the organization to manage multiple products efficiently. All PLM applications provide generic features mainly from product data management perspective. PLM vendors also provide Application Programmer Interfaces (API) and customization hooks to extend, configure or tweak the Out-Of-The-Box (OOTB) functionality in order to fulfill the business objectives of the organization. However, these APIs and customization processes are proprietary to the PLM vendor. This white paper describes a few guidelines for customization, and typical issues faced during and after the customization phase.