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Get everyone on the same page. Solve the PLM Challenge.

You deliver great products. We help you connect the dots and accelerate your innovation, your ability to answer customer requests, and your control over information.

Plan Your Journey


Completing the Digital Thread

Solving the Digital Thread Challenge

Everyone is dreaming about it. Having an efficient digital thread across the full product lifecycle and every department is a quest. You have your own process, your own data structures, and your own communication methods. It's time for a solution that can adapt to your needs. Ganister's configurable, sustainable, up-to-date, and user-friendly PLM solution is the platform to enhance your product lifecycle management strategy.

If your processes are building great products, don't erase them just because a software can't adapt. Supported by Graph technologies, Ganister offers excellent flexibility to digitize your existing process.
Users are our number one priority. Without users, there's no data. Without data, there's no digital thread. Ganister uses the latest technology to make your users comfortable interacting with a PLM solution.
You won't be locked in. Moreover, our proven legacy systems make Ganister easy to integrate. Ganister comes with an OpenAPI based Rest API.
Ganister works whether you have 1 user or... well, not even the sky is the limit anymore! Ganister is scalable because of two things: our technology and business model. Nobody starts a project with 1,000 users on day 1. Ganister will support your project at every stage, with the same performance and a suitable business model.
Ganister is based on standards, web standards, integration standards, and PLM standards. Change management, parts, documents. The more we deliver these standards, the easier it is for you to integrate.
Last, but not least, our fuel for scalability is our Graph approach. When you discuss PLM, you discuss Graph. That's actually how we store data. Your data is semantic and transparent.

Planning a Successful Journey

Planning a Successful Journey

A PLM implementation project is not a one-off event. It is part of your enterprise's continuous improvement process. Therefore, any improvement action requires planning, right? The combined experience of our engineers, consultants, and partners is made available to support you along this path.

Follow the path

You may not have a PLM solution in place. Perhaps you don't even have a PDM system to manage your CAD files and your bill of materials. If you've designed a product, whether it's a physical product, a software, a service, you are already doing Product Lifecycle Management.

Before drafting any plan to implement the best system and become the best on the market, look at what you have already. Walls between services are a key aspect of a broken PLM. Therefore, you may not know everything about the PLM underground happening in your company.

Believe it or not, this system may seem to work for some of your colleagues, and if you don't audit the whole system, your PLM system implementation project might be misunderstood and rejected. Audit your PLM. Discover the PLM underground living in your company. Likewise, search for pains in your company. This will make things much easier when it comes to defining goals and planning an implementation strategy.

You know what's going on. You discovered the PLM underground of your company, and it is time to define the goals of your quest.

It's good to start from an idealistic viewpoint regarding what could be the perfect PLM for your enterprise. What do you need to have a working system tomorrow, but also 10 years from now? Imagine what your company could go through. What happens if it sells a branch or acquires another company? How can you design a resilient system that will work despite the challenging life of an enterprise?

Then become more realistic. Do not plan yet. We will do it then. But split the goals into smaller achievements. Don't forget legacy systems, intermediate success, etc.
If expectations are too high, your final success assessment may not be convincing. If they are too low, you may not even kick off your project. We are ready to provide our expertise to help you succeed with setting PLM implementation goals.

Pains are identified, and goals are set. They must be simple to avoid following just a classic implementation plan. Politics and Change Management! These might be the two main concepts that work against project success. Politics is in every company and every project. PLM is about making everyone in the company work for the same cause, and look in the same direction at the same moment. Politics becomes exponential. Quality engineers can help you define a PLM project FMEA. What can go wrong, who will support you, and how can you detect when your project is sliding off a cliff? Let us and our partners help you build the perfect strategy that will leave no stone unturned. "Prevention is better than cure", so plan this strategy carefully.

PLM solution implementation is not only about technology. We believe that we are just contributing here to a much bigger journey regarding PLM working together for the digital thread of product management. Should you become an HR expert? This may be a bit excessive. Will your IT skills impress everyone enough to follow you throughout the project? We're not sure either. Our best advice is to get trained. We have teamed up with our partners to constantly offer you the best training advice to run your PLM implementation projects.

At Ganister, we know what PLM implementation is. As editors, we don't do magic. There will always be a way to harm a PLM project. You should get the best possible experience in this process, which means not only having the best solutions, but also having the right people with the right methodologies to team up with you.

Now is the C moment of your PDCA continuous improvement program, right? It's time to have a fair analysis of your achievements. You cannot declare success without measuring it. If you followed our journey planning, you have defined goals, and it is time to evaluate how well we achieved these goals.