Independent PLM/PDM consulting

SEEBURGER provides comprehensive support, starting with an analysis of your company’s specific PLM requirements and the design of a system that meets these, right through to the selection, implementation and roll out of all these IT systems:

  • Product life cycle management solutions (PLM)
  • Product data management systems (PDM)
  • Enterprise content management solutions (ECM)
  • Document management systems (DMS)
  • Product life cycle costing solutions (PLC)

Our services

  • Management consulting, enabling senior managers to make fast, informed decisions
  • Project management (objectives, planning, organization, monitoring, control and coordination)
  • Analysis of processes, data, organizational structures and IT systems
  • Development of the necessary measures, based on your priorities
  • Identification of core processes and business areas where appropriate IT solutions can deliver rapid RoI
  • Design of customized PLM system
  • Modeling, analysis and optimization of process templates, including: approval/process change management and product structure/document management
  • Development of an integrated product/object/project model (classes, attributes, relations)
  • Development of a business specification with optimized solutions for numbering and naming systems, classification, class lists of characteristics and parts management
  • Development of integrated IT architecture and product requirements document
  • Development of list of requirements/criteria and of request for proposal (RFP) documents, on the basis of the product requirements document
  • Pre-selection of systems, preparation and implementation of system benchmarks and selection of PDM system
  • Preparation of a realistic implementation schedule, and evaluation of alternative operator models (SaaS, outsourcing)
  • Contract drafting and negotiation, plus project coaching and controlling, including reviews
  • Systematic planning of purchasing, system tests, software installation, system handover and end-user tests 
  • Final reviews and project evaluation, including definition of the next steps

Our methods and tools

  • PLM reference models and PLM maturity assessment
  • Value benefit analysis tool for system selection
  • Business process management (BPM) tool for enterprise modeling
  • RoI tool to facilitate cost-benefit evaluation
  • Standardized list of requirements for PLM and PDM
  • Ready-made templates for developing product requirements documents and functional specifications
  • Guide to increasing user acceptance


  • Vendor-neutral consulting based on our wide-ranging knowledge of the market and specific expertise
  • Many years of practical industry experience
  • Software is selected based on optimized business processes, drawing on employees’ first-hand knowledge of their company’s specific processes
  • Introduction of new IT system leads to greater certainty in decision-making, reduced investment risk and lower costs
  • An efficient process, with rapid selection and deployment of software
  • Modular consulting process enables fast, flexible response to any change in project requirements
  • Excellent value for money, thanks to tried and tested templates and reference models
  • Integration solutions for PDM and ERP

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