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  • Agile Angel Asked on March 30, 2020 in Agile PLM (v9).

    You could create a field that is only available (force field read) to the import account and set it during import.  That way the user may not see it but you can capture it for your purposes.

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  • Agile Angel Asked on March 9, 2020 in Agile PLM (v9).

    If this is systemic… as in many users rather than one or two, then I first try to refresh the system.  If a system refresh does not work I would then contact Oracle support.

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  • Agile Angel Asked on March 3, 2020 in Product Cost Management.

    So, if you need you can create an attribute (number or money) on PAGE2 and load the $$ and update on a regular basis.  Recommend making this a non updateable field.  I would also use FIELD LEVEL READ to make anywhere the attribute=0 not be readable or ‘invisible’ just so you don’t raise any concerns or inquiries.

    If you are NOT using supplier then don’t use it.  The core need for the supplier information is to support PQM activities.

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  • Agile Angel Asked on March 3, 2020 in Product Collaboration.

    You are going to need to accomplish this in two steps…. first write the answer to a outside table or attribute using one PX upon exit.  Then use an entry workflow criteria to either allow the workflow to continue or error for no criteria…. which will need to be a training point as the indicator really doesn’t provide any usable information for the end-user.

    Best of luck.

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  • Agile Angel Asked on March 2, 2020 in Agile PLM (v9).

    That’s a fairly broad question. There are so many things to consider (just a few);
    On-prem or cloud?
    What version if on-prem?
    How many locations and where are those locations?
    Are you integrating CAD?
    Do you have dedicated technical resource?
    Are there any data integrations?
    What’s the size of the legacy data?
    Will there be data cleansing efforts?
    Is this a lift and shift from an existing change management system?
    If not then training will be a longer path.
    Are we looking at process review and best practices?
    How many workflows?
    How many subclasses?
    How many NPI templates do you have (major, minor and change)?

    This is just not an easy question to answer until a deeper dive. A partner can come in and easy indicate a 9 month project for PC alone yet once you dive deeper into the scope and requirements that could easily stretch to 12-18 months.
    PQM also depends on the scope and requirements of the Quality folks…. do they have an existing system or not. How adept are they at using technology, etc…
    PPM is usually pretty quick depending on the number of PMO templates.
    And EC can be a royal pain.

    So there is no simple template to use of path for success.  I have found that each company’s need are fairly unique although the path to success is the same.  Best bet is to get a partner company to come in and assess.  There are also resources here that are private contractors that can help you out.
    Now I cannot answer to cloud and perhaps someone else can jump in here on that.

    BTW, even once you have an assessment the time frame and effort will be tied to a SOW so any deviation downstream will extend your project here.  So many variables to consider…. it really is mind boggling to say the least.

    Best of luck.

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  • Agile Angel Asked on March 2, 2020 in Product Collaboration.

    Good day again Cathi.

    First note that PAGE 1 fields are pretty set in stone and cannot be changed a whole lot.  That being said and following your line of inquiry on product hierarchy I suspect you may want to focus on PAGE 2.  Since any changes to PAGE 1 will affect both PARTS as well as DOCUMENTS and product hierarchy  is in most cases just assigned to FINISHED GOODS which should be only PARTS.  Consider adding this nested pick list attribute to the PAGE 2 of the PARTS subclass for focused data entry and make-sense change capture for downstream data integrations.

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  • Agile Angel Asked on February 26, 2020 in Agile PLM (v9).

    First we need to define Item Master vs. Product Master.  In my experience the item master defines item data critical to defining items as pertaining to R&D and reusability vs product master which is more marketing-centric and is used in conjunction with the enterprise product portfolio.

    That being said, Agile PLM is indeed an item master.   As I mentioned in your other question Cathi, you can use this for your needs if you must but I would definitely explore what your ERP can do for you.

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  • Agile Angel Asked on February 26, 2020 in Product Governance and Compliance.

    My other suggestion is to explore your ERP functionality Cathi…. that would indeed be preferable.

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  • Agile Angel Asked on February 26, 2020 in Product Governance and Compliance.

    You can do this but remember that PIM-centric (or product portfolio) data is highly susceptible to change and when speaking to large numbers of parts that could prove a daunting task to update.  First I would explore which subclasses would require the  data be added… i.e. most companies do not include screws and such unless you retail these items.  Once the subclass list is decided upon I recommend adding the segment fields to page two and, on the initial data entry, import without causing a change.  Then you would need to decide if these are change required fields (most likely an MCO) and either turn that on or provide teh privileges to update to a select few.  If this data needs to move to ERP or other down stream apps then it will need to be under change control of course.

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