Propel was recently ranked the #1 highest rated PLM system in G2 Crowd. Thanks to all our customers for making that possible! But going through the G2 Crowd site (or any review site for that matter), it can be challenging to really distinguish what makes one PLM system different from another. We put together a PLM comparison chart to help people understand the differences at a high level, but we've been getting a lot of questions lately from companies who are interested in moving off their existing PLM system and using Propel instead. They understand why Propel's modern cloud PLM system is better in terms of extensibility, scalability and reliability, but they really want to take a deeper dive into the differences from a user perspective.

So if you’re already using a cloud PLM system, take a look at this brief demo to see what you can get with a modern cloud PLM system from Propel. Here are just some of the “deeper dive” differences that a user gets when you move to Propel:

  • Reports & dashboards: similarly you can easily create individual reports and dashboards - no need to buy a separate reporting module.
  • Real-time data: Propel reports aren't just snapshots of data. You can drill down into it to get real-time data.
  • User productivity: some companies have done side-by-side comparisons of Propel versus their existing PLM system. In many cases, it takes them TWICE as long to do something in the system they already know versus trying Propel for the first time.
  • Search: with some existing PLM systems, you have to enter the EXACT title or number of the item you're searching for. With Propel, you can search for things like you use Google.
  • Collaboration: with Propel, you can use "Chatter" to collaborate with team members inside the PLM system. Highly granular roles and privileges make it possible to bring in external stakeholders like partners and customers into the discussion as well.
  • Mobile app: Propel works on any mobile device. Most other cloud PLM systems don't even have a mobile app.
  • User adoption: Propel users are typically up and running in an hour or two of training.

There's tons of other things we can discuss including Propel's frequency of innovation, platform scalability, data integration, but I'll have to leave that for another post. Oh, and if you're looking at the new cloud PLM system from a company that starts with the letter O, this list would go on even longer.

For more information, make sure to check out the PLM comparison chart.


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Miguel Tam

Miguel Tam

Dec 05, 2017