7 May 2020

Comprehensive Guide: PLM and ERP Integration in the Manufacturing Industry

Technology has a lot to offer than one can imagine today. How we can benefit from it depends on our ability to find out our main challenges and efficient ways to solve them. The success of the manufacturing business depends largely on the efficiency and agility of its supply chain.

While many manufacturers have recognized the importance of integrating Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems for their business, some are still stuck with disconnected, inefficient systems.

PLM manages the designing and engineering aspects of a product while the ERP is more about the operations of a business. Both systems play a vital role in running an efficient supply chain. There is a lot of data sharing flowing between the systems—which means a higher risk of data errors and repetitive work when you work in a disconnected system.

An integrated PLM and ERP offers strong collaboration between the systems. Thus, it not only saves time and costs, but it also reduces errors due to overlapping of data and multiple interventions.


PLM and ERP integration is very essential for the success of manufacturing companies. It brings together the two vital business systems into a highly collaborated and efficient system that enables a smooth and agile supply chain.

You can gain an in-depth understanding of PLM and ERP integration for manufacturers in our comprehensive guide, that covers the following topics:

  1. What is PLM?
  2. What is ERP?
  3. PLM vs. ERP
  4. Why do manufacturers need to integrate PLM and ERP?
  5. Benefits

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Peter van Leeuwen
Peter van Leeuwen,
Peter van Leeuwen,
Manufacturing Industry Specialist

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