Gartner Research

Four Best Practices When Manufacturers Select PLM Service Providers

Published: 26 March 2013

ID: G00249162

Analyst(s): Marc Halpern


The four best practices identified herein will help manufacturers avoid common mistakes that other manufacturers reported to Gartner when they selected PLM service partners.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • When Hiring Service Providers for Software Vendor Selection, Ensure That PLM Service Providers Do Not Have Self-Serving Interests in a Particular PLM Software Vendor
  • Validate That the PLM Service Provider Has Experience in Your Industry
  • Determine the Levels of Service Provider Competencies in Business Transformation and Technical Implementation
  • Evaluate the Scope and Depth of Engineering Skills That Candidate PLM Service Providers Can Offer

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