For the last four years Agile PLM users have been in a sort of limbo about the longevity of their application. There have been a lot of rumors, user uncertainty and vendor silence. For better or worse, the situation is coming to a head. And again, for better or worse, you are being forced into making an important decision. I want to make sure you are ready for it.
Topics: Oracle Agile
7 Points of Consideration for the PLM System Administrator
At the end of a busy day the last thing a CIO or IT system administrator wants is a phone call about a mission critical system, like PLM, going down.
Work is hectic enough already - working with budget cuts, executive reviews, staff performance, buyer trend reports, security risk mitigating and digital transformation initiatives - without adding software crashes into the mix.
If your company is still operating on an older version of Oracle Agile PLM you may not know what you are missing.
Those that are still on relics like Agile 8.5, Agile Advantage or even early Agile 9.3 get really excited about some simple User Interface/User Experience enhancement. While there are many reasons to upgrade, the user experience is often undervalued when compared to what comes under the hood.
It’s important to keep in mind that user adoption, productivity, and job satisfaction all improve when the user experience elevates.
Eventually, every user will reach a point when it makes sense to upgrade. The decision, then, needs to be made whether to attempt the upgrade in-house or with an Agile specialist, like myself. Regardless of the direction you go, I want you to have a successful upgrade. So we'll cover each step that needs to be taken, and if you follow them precisely, you will be up and running in no time.