COSTS AND BENEFITS OF EDM/PDM

Recently we were asked if it was possible to provide a BRIEF overview of typical EDM/PDM costs and benefits. When we asked what the ‘BRIEF’ meant, the answer was ‘how about 2 pages ?’ So we said ‘OK’. We’ll start with the costs of EDM/PDM :

First of all there’s the cost of the software :

Then there’s the cost of the hardware :

Then there are the network costs :

Even before the EDM/PDM system is in use there’ll be costs for:

And once the system is in use look out for costs for:

Quite a lot of costs, but hopefully there’ll be some benefits which we’ll split into two categories:

First, some ways you can reduce costs with EDM/PDM:

And now to ways in which the introduction of EDM/PDM can lead to increased revenues : We were asked if it was possible to provide a BRIEF overview of typical EDM/PDM costs and benefits. We hope you agree it is possible.

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