Most people are conflicted about PLM.

On one hand, they can see a ton of potential value. It can help shorten time to market, cut costs, reduce errors, enforce compliance and more.

On the other hand, they see a lot of risk. It can take months, even years, to deploy PLM. There are lots of upfront costs. It requires management consulting.

All of that has been true, except now things have changed. Cloud-based PLM solutions offer all of benefit with little of the downside of traditional on-promise PLM.