Oracle introduces new releases of Agile Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) and Agile Product Lifecycle Management for Process

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To help organisations of all sizes and types innovate profitably, Oracle has announced new releases of Oracle's Agile Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) and Oracle's Agile Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) for Process.

Extending the industry's most comprehensive enterprise PLM solution, Agile PLM 9.3.2 enhances usability and streamlines processes, while also introducing a range of new features within Agile PLM modules including Oracle's Agile Product Governance and Compliance, Oracle's Agile Product Cost Management and Oracle's Agile Product Quality Management.

Delivering additional PLM capabilities designed specifically for companies in process industries, Oracle Agile PLM for Process release 6.1.1 offers significant improvements in the areas of formula modelling and compliance and also introduces a new module, Oracle's Agile Product Quality Management (PQM) for Process. This new module makes quality information and issues visible to all stakeholders within an organisation and across the Value Chain by providing a collaborative environment to aggregate and track information related to product quality within the product record.

Align Product Value Chains and Achieve Innovation Goals

Agile PLM enables organisations to accelerate innovation, design for supply and rapidly commercialize by optimizing all aspects of designing, developing, launching, servicing and disposing of products.

Enhancements and innovations in the latest release of Agile PLM include:

  • New compliance engine that enhances our Design for REACH capability and provides support for the new Conflict Mineral regulation within the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act
  • Improved approval matrix capability - New workflow related features eliminate the need for process extensions by improving the management of the typical approval matrix needs of customers.
  • User experience improvements - Further enhance user productivity by introducing an improved audit screen, enhanced navigator and two column title block.
  • Product Portfolio Management (PPM) features - Help with program management in PPM by introducing stationary gates, GANTT locking options, expanded PLM references attributes, GANTT enhanced snap to times and new capabilities that enable users to replicate inter-project dependencies.
  • Product Cost Management (PCM) and Product Quality Management (PQM) Improvements - Assist with integrating supply chain users by adding an option for RFQ responses and better enabling automation when interacting with PCM. In addition, to enhance PQM the latest release adds the QCR table to Supplier and Customer objects.
  • Integration with Oracle Enterprise Data Quality - Enables use cases around data validation and enrichment that ensure the cleanliness of the enterprise product record.

Agile PLM for Process is an integrated solution that manages all aspects of innovation, such as product and portfolio management, specification management, supplier management, formulation and BOM management, packaging and labelling management, compliance and quality management, and data syndication.

Enhancements in the latest release of Agile PLM for Process include a number of improvements to formula modelling and compliance such as extensions to allow real time visibility of key metrics in a formula model and functional tagging to aid in regulatory and quality analysis of a design.

With the new addition of Agile PQM for Process, customers can:

  • Create a corporate culture of quality by making quality information and issues visible to all of the stakeholders in the product lifecycle from product development through end of life.
  • Seamlessly identify and analyse reported product deficiencies, take corrective action, and improve next-generation products.
  • Improve regulatory compliance, improve customer satisfaction and save money by effectively managing audits and recalls.
  • This news was announced at the Oracle Value Chain Summit 2013. The event takes place February 4 - 6, 2013 in San Francisco, CA.

"One of the most complex challenges that organisations of all sizes and types face is how to innovate profitably," said John Kelley, vice president of product value chain strategy, Oracle. "With the enhancements to Oracle's Agile PLM and Oracle's Agile PLM for Process as well as the introduction of innovative new modules like Oracle's Agile Product Quality Management (PQM) for Process, Oracle is able to help organisations further shorten cycle times, increase sales, lower costs and reduce risks associated with innovation. This combination helps organisations cost-effectively reach their innovation goals."

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