PLM and India

When I think about PLM and India, there are many thoughts come to my mind. I wish to share it with all…

PLM Development and India
Many of us know that India is development centre for many software products including Microsoft products. India is really one of the most respected name in software industry. Not only because of the cost advantage but also for creative solutions for product designers. But when we think on the same line for PLM Products, I come across very few names in Indian companies which are development partners for PLM OEMs.
PLM itself is a huge field and there is huge scope for creative solutions to be generated. Those Indians, interested in product development should come forward and start developing small but supportive products for PLMs.

PLM and Implementations in India
There are few Indian OEMs which use PLM like TATA Motors, Mahindra and Mahindra, Bajaj Auto. But scope of PLM in India is limited to such big size industries only. Oh yes, there are certain implementation in middle level companies but most of these are MNCs and hence do not have a driver of PLM Implementation. May be Indians do not have their own products is the key issue. There might be a case that Indians do not have products to sell at global market. But there are products which are designed and sold for domestic market. We should encourage all these companies to use PLM. It has a huge scope. But there is a obstacle for it. PLM Licensing cost. All PPLM OEMs  and /or Open Source PLMs should think of this market and come up with a lost cost but effective product.

I wish that one fine day, India will need large amount of skilled PLM Professionals.


5 thoughts on “PLM and India

  1. PLM in India – It is really very huge potential area which they are lagging. It is not for OEMs but also for small scale enterprises. It is very good proven system related process where expert knowledge has been adapting on various stages . Main issue is that understanding proper needs for entire application & current process are very important here people make mistakes & also PLM supplier/ Implementers take undo advantages (this is my personal opinion) . PLM is very good system driven process & everyone should think & dream for it

  2. Hi,
    We know that the PLM market was affected by global recession. However, the market has recovered from recession and growing at a growth rate o double digit from 2009. Generaly India and China have higher growth rate in this market compared to other countries. What is market share of India in APAC PLM market. Is it 14 percent or more than that?

  3. Hello, I am a fresher and I have completed my BE in mechanical. I want excel in this industry of PLM. I am already under training for Pro-E software. What should i further do to start PLM as my career.

    PLM stands for “Product Life Cycle Management”. It is a business intelligence software suit which can map the business processes of an organization on a single collaborative platform.
    What is the need of such solutions? All I can say, as business grows, products get more complex and difficult to manage, thus business with such products become “long row to hoe”. With the complexity in the products mean – data and the metadata relating to its (product) lifespan i.e. from idea to manufacture and finally to market, all get traced and mapped to PLM. There are a lot of companies ranging from macro sized to mid ones; all are into some PDM or PLM solutions. PDM stands for product data management.
    However different people have different definitions for PLM, the nutshell says, it is a software system – and also a methodology for controlling complex data and process for products when the risk is high. We talked about risk situation because plm works in an environment of rules based system, keeping business processes safe and all the stake holders involved, in sync. Plm is an overall role based system which implies to every stakeholder ranging from design engineer, managerial role and even to c-level. It creates an intelligent dashboard covering the overall health of the project including risks and challenges.
    Now coming to the PLM market in India, Yes of course! A lot is work related to implementation of such solutions is outsourced to India and other places too. Right now, implementing PLM is very expensive at this moment and there is significant demand of the professionals who can do this effectively and efficiently. One should not remain oblivious with the fact currently Indian business, either manufacturing or consultative, will take some time to shift their paradigm of legacy systems. However, alongside Indian marketing is attracting towards PLM software. Larger organizations like Tata Motors, Hero Motocorp, Maruti Suzuki Limited, Boeing and Airbus have successfully implemented such solutions. There is a myth that PLM is only for the bigger players, but it covers all the industry segments of all sizes.
    One can join this market in many ways, whether as a consultant, presales or an implementer. But in order to work as a consultant, one should be well off in understanding the business processes of the different industry, then only the exact and efficient mapping of the system can be done and finally an organization will leverage the benefit out of it.

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