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Oracle Agile PLM for Process News from the Oracle PLM4P 2019 User Group Meeting
Posted on August 27, 2019
Author: Vahram Gabrielyan, Performance Architects

You probably didn’t know this, but Performance Architects has branched out into the Oracle Agile Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) arena! For those of you who are part of our EPM and Analytics/BI communities who may not be familiar with PLM, according to Oracle this solution “centralizes product data, streamlines product processes, and helps launch quality products faster.”

We recently attended The Oracle Agile PLM for Process User Group Meeting in Atlanta, GA, hosted by Coca-Cola and Chick-fil-A.  According to Oracle, Agile PLM for Process “enables process-oriented consumer packaged goods and food and beverage companies to simultaneously reduce costs, mitigate risk, accelerate time to market, and improve worker productivity—all while boosting the bottom line contribution that products make to your overall profitability.” The event was informative, with customer case studies, information sessions, and, of course, great dinners.

Figure 1 – Me, having a great time at the Oracle PLM4P 2019 User Group Conference with mascots from event sponsors Coca Cola and Chick-fil-A!

Four Oracle representatives spoke at the conference and each provided insight into where Oracle PLM4P is headed.

Oracle will provide premier support for on-premises Agile PLM4P (Version 6.2.3) until December 2025. During this time, Oracle will also be working on a cloud solution.

Every three months, Oracle will release a new update that can be installed on top of the current solution. This update will include bug fixes, security updates, platform support, and enhancements. This new approach allows Oracle to rapidly address issues submitted by clients.

For customers who are not on Version 6.2.3, Oracle’s team highly recommends upgrading to the latest version (which is 6.2.3) since all updates will be provided only to this version. Most users at the conference were working with older versions of PLM4P, and attending the conference helped establish the urgency and benefits of upgrading to the latest version.

In 2020, the Oracle Agile PLM for Process User Group Meeting will take place in Siloam Springs, Arkansas and will be hosted by Simmons Foods. We hope to see you there (note: as of the publication date of this blog post, the 2020 web site and registration link weren’t posted yet).

Want to learn more about Oracle PLM4P and how Performance Architects can help you and your organization with this solution? Send us an email here or post a question in the “Comments” box below the blog post.

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