Consumer Packaged Goods,
Aerospace and Defense,
High Tech Electronics,
Microsoft Device Group integrates multiple business lines to a new PLM platform, letting the company achieve strategic business objectives faster than with traditional approaches to PLM. The division is in a better position to accelerate Microsoft's newest devices to market such as the Surface line of devices due to the new approach to PLM.
Achieving an accelerated program roll-out measured in just months instead of years, Aras Innovator serves as the open platform at the heart of Microsoft's "OnePDM" implementation. The group ensures critical product engineering activities are developed correctly from engineering inception phases to the procuring, manufacturing, selling and customer care teams.
- Reduces amount of effort required to perform engineering and supply chain activities
- Reduces time-to–release product data to upstream and downstream systems
- Increases agility and responsiveness of the needs of the business
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Read how the Microsoft hardware product team developed a single functioning PLM platform to streamline product delivery from design to supply chain. Learn about agile development methods which cut costs and accelerated delivery timeframe.
With increasing customer demands for new products and services, Microsoft needed to scale across its processes and tools to support these growing businesses – devices and cloud. Making small changes was not an option and it required big and impactful transformations across people, processes, and tools and it was needed yesterday – transplanting the heart of the product development engine (PLM) while running a marathon.