Whether you plan on change or not, progress never slows.
And the best way to handle change is to commit yourself to it. You have to be flexible enough in your design and production processes that you’re able to beat the competition to market. So, you need a PLM solution that’s as adaptable as you are.
Why might cloud be the answer?
As licenses can be procured each month, you’re able to scale to your requirements as they shift. It’s also cost-effective, with less capital investment required as the cost associated with the IT infrastructure is taken care of by third party vendors.
In the case of public cloud, we offer 3DEXPERIENCE platform apps across a public network. No IT system configuration is needed. With valid login credentials, you can start collaborating with other users connected to the platform. In practise, this means that companies are able to be up and running within a day.
The private cloud offers the 3DEXPERIENCE platform apps on your company’s private internal network, secured via VPN login. The upshot of this approach is that it’s possible to enable user directories such as Active Directory to effectively and efficiently manage login credentials. This gives companies the peace of mind that their data can only be accessed by authorised employees.
The 3DEXPERIENCE platform offers undeniable advantages on-Cloud:
- Easy and instant implementation for minimal disruption
- No upfront IT investment cost for companies that are concerned about the financial implications
- Easily scalable by instant adding and removing user licenses
- Simple to use on an everyday basis for a seamless ongoing service
But the benefits don’t stop there. On top of what you’d expect from a cloud based system, Dassault Systèmes’ cloud also offers advantages that aren’t as commonplace.
The 3DEXPERIENCE cloud servers are maintained and updated to the latest level available to all by Dassault Systèmes. This means that users benefit from the latest functionalities whenever there is a new release in the market.
Secure and reliable network
In the case of cloud-based systems, customer data is processed outside its usual environment meaning a high level of data security needs to be maintained at all times. And one of the most notable aspects of the 3DEXPERIENCE cloud servers is that the data is encrypted at all layers: Software, Platform and Infrastructure as services (Saas, Paas & Iaas). So, data security is maintained by the highest industry standards and best practices.
The industry standard ISO 2700x provides a basic foundation for the security protocols in place with the 3DEXPERIENCE platform. But, beyond this, the Implementation Guide ISO 27002, NIST 800 series, OWASP methodologies and CobIT framework are employed to safeguard against unauthorised access and data loss.
Connect to collaborate
The 3DEXPERIENCE platform on cloud provides authorised access of the data to suppliers, vendors and customers through the 3DEXPERIENCE Marketplace. The benefit of this is that you can easily collaborate with qualified industrial service providers across a range of services, including part-sourcing and on-demand manufacturing.
Overall, this allows for a cohesive and streamlined method of exchanging information which will ultimately improve relationships and time to market.
The ability to scale up or down is critical to success. You need to be agile enough that your organisation can manoeuvre the breakneck turns of modern day industry. And the way that you manage your product life cycle is paramount in obtaining that objective.
Cloud PLM can offer you all the flexibility you need. And with the additional benefits of reduced cost, improved data protection and lower IT investment costs, your company could be balancing budget and resource that much more effectively.