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From Vision and Strategy to Process Excellence

Implementing PLM seamlessly 

 

A partner who understands your business requirements and puts them in the context of a product lifecycle management (PLM) project helps you navigate what to do, in what order for fast results, and the cost of each phase. Minerva works together with our customers as a team to provide solid business cases based on the requirements in scope for the phased project.

Decades have been put into improving industry solutions within PLM, often referred to as OOTB (Out Of The Box). Minerva has put the DNA from more than 100 successful implementations into a seamless implementation package, consolidating typical business challenges and solutions to those challenges. 

Minerva PLM, powered by Aras offers our customers an outstanding opportunity to utilize the thousands of man-days that have gone into our PLM solution while remaining flexible with the underlying Aras Innovator platform. We promise to deliver an effective PLM system that enables your company to reach the next level increasing on overall quality, speed to market, and at the same time, reduce your costs.

Aras Innovator is a highly configurable solution. Because Minerva PLM is powered by Aras, if the business challenges do not fit the OOTB solutions of Minerva PLM, we configure the underlying Aras Innovator platform to meet the remaining business requirements. This combines the best of both worlds, leveraging the OOTB nature of Minerva PLM while remaining flexible with the underlying technology of Aras.

Undisputed PLM excellence  

 

 

Numbers of PLM implementations done by Minerva

Number of PLM users supported by Minerva

Number of days invested in pre-configured solutions

Man-years experience or more than 600.000 hours working within the Aras domain

Increase PLM project success

Making a PLM project successful often requires experts helping you avoid three major pitfalls:

 

  • Scope not reached
  • Budget/time floating
  • Usability of the deployed system

 

Minerva has spent 25+ years working with a dedicated focus to minimize the above PLM implementation pitfalls. Through that we identified 3 major areas requiring full commitment to reduce risk during implementation:



Dedicated resources
 

For 20 years Minerva has exclusively worked with PLM focusing the past 12 years only on Aras Innovator. Since Minerva PLM, powered by Aras is based on the Aras core, our implementation team delivers the same quality implementation services on both solutions.



Project execution
 

Every client has different project execution approaches. Minerva brings a fully scalable project model to our implementations where roles and responsibilities are approved and aligned with our customers prior to project start. This approach allows our customers to select their responsibilities in the project. Depending on the setup, our implementation team manages the implementation using a core Agile/scrum approach.



Technology
 

What turns an “OK” project into an “OUTSTANDING” one is the implementation approach. At Minerva, we use an Agile approach, providing full control over phased implementation. In addition, we utilize our in-house developed DevOps tool suite dedicated to Aras Innovator and Minerva PLM. Through this combination our implementation team remains flexible, managing requirements, code, and deployments in a manner suited to keeping the Agile structure, delivering excellent results.

Implementation methodology

 

Simple, fast, reliable, and repeatable

 

Minerva PLM has through many iterations of our Implementation methodology created a very well described and very liked project execution framework.

It´s flexible enough to support both small OOTB implementations as well as very large multiyear PLM programs.

Our customer engagement will always start by truly understand our customers business challenges. Once we understand them, we have a team of PLM architects who has the ability in articulating the business requirements into PLM capabilities.

Once the foundation for the solution is agreed upon our software engineers will put the solution into a production environment for our customers to start utilizing.

Our support organization is likewise very engaged in our customers engagement leaving the hand over from our service organization tor our support organization seamless.

 

Project Management

 

Depending on if your company fits Minerva PLM well or if you require a more open approach to your challenges, Minerva Service organization has a model that fits.

We can provide you with a rapid path approach with only an absolute minimal implementation effort using a pre-configured template implementation approach.

If your needs exceed what is possible with Minerva PLM, we have the experience from very large and very complex implementation where an agile scrum approach is used, with a focus on solving the most rewarding business challenges first.

Where to look for KPIs

 

Essential for every project is the identification of key performance indicators (KPIs) to measure success and justify the investment. Throughout the years, we noticed many organizations struggle to identify relevant KPIs for their PLM implementation projects. PLM is reaching further into organizations and finding common ground to measure is increasingly difficult with the complexity of the projects. Regardless of the reason, we have identified typical PLM implementation KPIs including:

  • User adoption – how many users are actively using the system and to what extent?
  • Multi-site collaboration – For multisite implementations, how has their collaboration improved after implementation?
  • PLM functional usage – how much of the software functionalities are used?
  • Item usage – How many disciplines are accessing the same Item?
  • Standardization and re-use – How much time is saved from re-using data and standardizing processes?
  • Data quality – What costs are reduced from improved data quality?
  • Process support – How well is PLM supporting your business processes?
  • Time factors - Was the implementation delivered on time? How are product-related KPIs performing?
  • System performance – Are your requirements met?
  • Cost of ownership – When is the investment projected to balance cost?
  • Qualitative indicators – Indicators like employee satisfaction; increased time for innovation; etc.

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