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When entrepreneurs venture into a business, their initial goal is to breakeven as soon as the sales start pouring in. The next step is then surpassing the breakeven point and making a profit. The real deal begins when the business can maintain the desired growth. For “Product Life Cycle Management” companies also expect to earn according to the value of their investment. It is, however, a pressing challenge to sustain, stabilize, and optimize return on investment (ROI) made through oracle agile PLM. There could be numerous ways to stabilize and sustain the growth, but the most effective of all is “support and maintenance” of PLM solutions. We have established that the “M&S” of PLM system is crucial for its success, long term functionality, and efficiency. PLM support and Maintenance is an underestimated component of sustainable ROI for PLM. To keep the system running, businesses are spending millions on PLM. Once realized how support and Maintenance are strongly correlated to sustainability, companies could boost PLM ROI. M&S are the backbone of a business infrastructure dependent on PLM solutions.

Let us explore different ways to maintain and manage ROI for PLM services.

Coordinated Business and System Needs:

The success of an enterprise is usually associated with its chosen PLM solution. The real catch is boosting the ROI through a coordinated PLM-Business relation. When the system makes amendments and evolves as per the needs of the business, it is likely to experience a surge in ROI. To keep the system operational and relevant, a standardized workflow and etiquette must be followed across the company. Needs of the business must be aligned.

Once a standardized process is followed, different functions and departments work in coherence and reap benefits in the form of ROI. Performance of PLM solutions are standardized to cater to various needs. The standardization of PLM services leads to tracking, prioritizing and managing business tasks. This smart strategic move presents the business with improvement opportunities and configurable and insightful data.

Cutting the Resource Investment through Outsourcing:

ROI is related to the business resource. The right kind of resource along with specialized and evolved PLM solutions, bring Optimal system performance. A technology solution business needs to invest logically and smartly on finding, hiring, training and retaining the right fit. Resource investment is a tricky and expensive affair.

Therefore it is wiser to outsource this service for reducing the cost. This move is less troublesome and brings more operational excellence to the system. It builds the system capacity. Eventually, by outsourcing, an organization is cutting the internal IT cost of the resources, getting experts on board, and achieving better PLM technical specialization.

Provide timely and effective user support:

Most issues take a toll on the system because of delayed response. Addressing problems and complaints in time saves money and effort. User fatigue and frustration are a byproduct of backlogged support tickets, requests, and complaints. Internal PLM handling and support increases the cost of the system as well. Technical issues need to be dealt well within time. This is the reason why PLM Maintenance are required whether the system has a technical glitch or not. This way you can take care of the issues well in time without creating fuss and the haphazard situation at the last moment.

If these three components are taken into consideration, ROI will take a considerable hike. Not only do these methods support and manage your system, but help in cutting the unnecessary expenses too. Properly executed and managed PLM support and maintenance help an enterprise on its way to success. It helps in avoiding system inefficiencies and increases chances of success.

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Sania Khan

Sania Khan, is a freelance content creator who has been writing for past 7 years. A content marketer by day and a poet by night, she previously worked for a large multinational and left it to pursue her passion for writing. She enjoys a good read with a wit and tea to get her day started!