Oracle Agile PLM

  • Agile Product Collaboration
  • Agile Product Quality Management
  • Agile Product Portfolio Management
  • Agile Product Governance & Compliance

Agile Product Collaboration (PC)

With ever-increasing pressure to increase the pace of product innovation and to improve management of product cost, quality and compliance, it is vital to improve product management across the extended product network. This involves the enablement of more efficient processes, with increasing visibility to the broader product community, and the collaboration on a consistent set of product content, having the appropriate security in place.

Agile Product Collaboration provides enterprise visibility, management and collaboration of new and changing product record information across the product lifecycle and the extended supply chain. Agile PC also serves as the foundation for product lifecycle management (PLM), providing the product data management capabilities, with integrative potential to broader PLM processes, such as cost management, portfolio & project management, compliance management, quality management, and other enterprise processes associated with the product record.

The Agile Integration Framework provides a robust means of integrating Agile PC to authoring tools as well as execution systems, and leverages an event framework for triggering process and data integrations at specified points in your product processes

Key Agile Product Collaboration Features:

  • Product Management
  • BOM Management
  • Access control privileges
  • Change Collaboration with better Approval Management
  • Document Management
  • Manufacturer and Supplier Management
  • Easy to learn user experience

Key Benefits:

  • Improves time to market
  • Store well for Products, BOM’s, documents
  • Pick up right version of documents at right time
  • Lowers product costs
  • Reduces scrap & rework
  • Increases employee efficiency
  • Better workflow management

Featured Solutions:

Candor has significant experience and expertise in extending the value of Agile PC, including such concepts as:

  • Understanding your business process and mapping with the application
  • Automating key elements of your business process, such as automatic change requests, change approval participation.
  • Automatic status changes in the workflow with auto reminders and escalations on approval delays, linked up with predefined rules for integration with Project tasks
  • Business logic’s with security model on BOMs, for region and department specific access and or modification controls
  • Enhancing integrations between Agile PC and legacy ERP systems
  • Automating the definition of manufacturing BOMs from the engineering BOM
  • And many more customizations

Agile Product Quality Management (PQM)

The need to improve product quality management in the manufacturing and service phases of the product lifecycle is only half the equation. There is a greater benefit when companies can analyze product quality factors since such insight can drive improved design very early in the development process. Agile Product Quality Management provides a collaborative environment across the extended enterprise where teams dynamically update, access, and analyzes information about product quality from internal departments, customers, and suppliers. Such visibility in a platform supports more-intelligent decisions about next-generation products.

Agile PLM Product Quality Management (PQM) is an enterprise level configurable quality management solution tightly integrated into the product record, facilitating product quality management from concept through obsolescence within a closed-loop, corrective action environment.

Key Agile Product Quality Management:

  • Problem Reports & Issues Management
  • Closed Loop Corrective & Preventive Actions
  • Quality Control of PLM Processes
  • Quality Focused Dashboards
  • Quality Business Intelligence
  • Enterprise Quality Communication

Key Benefits:

  • Best Practice Design for Quality
  • Improved Customer Service and Retention
  • Reduced Warranty and Service Costs
  • Auditable Design for Compliance
  • Proactive Response to Quality Variation

Featured Solutions:

Candor has significant experience and expertise in bringing in best practices like

Using Agile PQM, can identify the root cause of the problem, whether it is
  • An issue with customer usage
  • Issue with supplier
  • Issue with manufacturer
  • An internal quality issue
CAPA management

Agile Product Portfolio Management (PPM)

With the importance of product velocity and corporate investment decisions, it is becoming vital to better manage your product portfolio, and the alignment of corporate resources to key product launches, programs and projects.

Product Portfolio Management (PPM) provides enterprise level, configurable project management and collaboration, with resource and deliverable tracking and control, across the New Product Development & Introduction portfolio with a seamless integration into PLM

Key Agile Product Portfolio Management Features:

  • NPD&I Program & Project Management
  • True phase-gate controls and dependencies tightly integrated to the deliverables (Product Record)
  • Supply Chain Project Collaboration
  • Dynamic Portfolio Analysis and Control
  • Gantt Chart for real-time and dynamic project definition
  • Dashboards for Management

Key Benefits:

  • Global Visibility for Project Health Status
  • Coordinate schedules & deliverables across sites, organizations, and partners
  • Project tracking drilled down to task levels
  • Enables Globalized collaborative Design and Project Execution
  • Enables predictability of schedules & resource utilization for NPD&I
  • Provides predefined Program and Project Templates for future projects planning

Featured Solutions:

Candor has significant experience and expertise in extending the value of Agile PPM, having Industry-specific predefined Templates, for management of processes

  • New Product Introduction
  • Prepare readily available project templates for project managers, to define their future project plans
  • Ensure the task completion only upon meeting the deliverables / mile stones
  • Keeping the projects on track, by setting up needs attention before going to off-track
  • Resource management with load balancing

Agile Product Governance & Compliance (PG&C)

Product Compliance to evolving mandates and standards continues to become ever more important, as it relates to product management. OEM manufacturers are required to take global responsibility to dispose of, recycle, or re-use electronics that contain hazardous substances. In addition to satisfying FDA regulations and ISO standards, any company that sells electronics equipment in an international market is subject to the OEM manufacturing regulations of their targe

Agile Product Governance & Compliance Management enables companies to integrate Compliance mandates and standards to their Product Record. Agile Product Governance & Compliance (PG&C) is designed to help manufacturers manage all kinds of product compliance, including the ability to audit the presence and amount of regulated substances used in their products, and to demonstrate that they responsibly dispose of, recycle, or re-use parts containing those substances.

Key Agile Product Governance & Compliance Capabilities:

  • Specification Management
  • RoHS, REACH, Conflict Minerals and Compliance Roll Up
  • Supplier Material Declaration and Full Material Disclosure Support
  • Substance & Bill of Substance, Compositions
  • Compliance Linked to the Product Record, Parts, BOMs, Documents and Mfgr. Parts

Key Benefits:

  • Track and maintain full compliance with REACH, RoHS, and WEEE
  • Due diligence functionality supports Conflict Mineral tracking, FDA (QSR),
  • Provide auditors with accurate and transparent data
  • Reduce business interruption risk
  • Reduce product and operations costs
  • Design more compliant products at a lower cost

Featured Solutions:

From an Agile PLM Compliance perspective, Candor has market-leading experiences and expertise in driving automation, integrations and user acceptance, including, but not limited to:

  • Bill of Substance creation/management
  • Conflict Minerals enablement
  • Custom Exports and Reports
  • Compliance roll up in the BOM from items to sub-assemblies to Finished good