Is PLM worth the investment?

By exploring the different opportunities of PLM, we will show you how and where you can benefit from PROCAD’s solutions, which processes can be streamlined, and how they can contribute to your bottom line.

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1. Stop searching, start finding

On average, designers spend about one third of their productive work time searching for something! This means that a designer spends some 14 hours per week looking for data and documents.

Results to be achieved
  • Add more productive work time to you more demanding tasks
  • Enhance the quality of your search results
  • Number of designers*

  • Hourly rate*

  • Work days*

  • Work hours per day*

2. Why reinvent parts when you can reuse them?

Companies that do not use product databases with class lists of characteristics tend to "reinvent" existing or similar parts over and over again. Experience shows that up to 50% of newly designed parts where re-engineered without actual need and could have been designed as variants.

Results to be achieved
  • Reduce the variety of parts
  • Contribute more time and resources to development tasks (spend less time and resources by reusing rather than re-engineering)
  • Deliver direct savings by reducing the number of parts, which also means that less capital is tied up
  • Total number of re-engineered parts p.a.*

  • Average cost/part*

  • Partial reuse p.a*

  • Variants p.a.*

3. One part/multiple suppliers

Companies that do not use product databases with class lists of characteristics tend to "re-procure" existing or similar parts from new suppliers. Experience shows that up to 15% of purchased parts are actually duplicates that are already in stock.

Results to be achieved
  • Reduce the variety of parts
  • Reduce the time spent maintaining parts and suppliers in your systems
  • Reduce the time spent on incoming inspection, handling, and stock keeping
  • Deliver direct savings by reducing the number of parts, which also means that less capital is tied up
  • New purchased parts p.a.*

  • Average cost/part*

4. Automatically transferring BOMs

Manually entering bills of materials in an ERP or inventory system is time-consuming and prone to error.

Results to be achieved
  • Add more productive work time to you more demanding tasks
  • Avoid erroneous items on BOMs and thus procurement errors
  • Number of manually entered BOMs/week*

  • Hourly rate*


5. Automatically creating neutral data formats

Having to create neutral data formats and/or draftings ties up valuable development resources.

Results to be achieved
  • Add more productive work time to you more demanding tasks
  • Avoid working with the wrong document versions and thus procurement errors
  • Number of affected employees*


  • Number of designs per day and employee*

  • Hourly rate*
6. Transparent collaboration

Even a small modification of a mechatronics product requires changes in mechanical and electrical engineering. The lack of a common data backbone and of integration between the different systems results in poor collaboration.

Results to be achieved
  • Increase change management transparency
  • Reduce iterations throughout the different departments
  • Reduce processing times
  • Number of changes/week*

  • Time spent per change iteration*

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