PLM and PPM Consulting

Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) can be considered one of the four cornerstones of a manufacturing company. Together with the management of communications and information with their customers (CRM), the management of suppliers and fulfillment (SCM) and the management of resources within the enterprise (ERP) – these are the central areas companies need to focus on to run their business successfully. Central PLM processes help to reduce time-to-market, improve product quality and reliability and be more cost efficient by providing a central product data backbone. As part of PLM, the Project & Portfolio Management (PPM) complements the complete product lifecycle coming from the idea for a new product to its end of life.


We at EXA believe that digital transformation is key for manufacturing companies. But many customers struggle to adapt their PLM strategy with the latest IT trends or defining a holistic process architecture. Our expert advisors help companies to develop a modern and future-oriented PLM architecture to build the foundation for digital transformation via digitalization of relevant processes and data. 

In addition to our business consulting competencies, we are also experienced with the following SAP PLM standard components: 

  • Product Lifecycle Costing (PLC) 
  • Master Data Governance (MDG) and Management (MDM) 
  • Project and Portfolio Management (PPM) 
  • Portfolio and Project Management 1.0 for SAP S/4HANA (EPPM) 
  • Product Structure Management (PSM) and iPPE 
  • Variant Configuration (VC) 
  • Engineering Change Management (ECM) 
  • Engineering Record (ER) 
  • Document Management System (DMS) 
  • Access Control Management (ACM) 
  • Material Management (MM) 

Related Solutions

Our solutions: Easy Document Access, Product Configurator and Process Control enable our customers to manage central PLM processes by complementing the SAP PLM standard solution portfolio with proven software Add-On’s.


Reference Peter Geier


Project Manager

Global Program Management Office



EXA PPM is a unique solution that enables companies to establish a consolidated cost, profit and quantity perspective across the entire product portfolio within the product development, which is beneficial in multiple ways, but especially for consolidation and transparency purposes.

In our environment, the time to market is steadily decreasing while the amount of projects increases at the same time. A proportional increase of employees is not expedient. Hence, it is important to us to establish tools which make our processes leaner and easier to execute. By using the EXA-customized SAP PPM, we were able to create a solution which supports our employees to focus on their main task, developing innovative products and avoid spending their time by filling numerous different reporting slides.

Especially the management and supporting functions benefit from one reliable data source, which reflects all customer projects driven globally, on region or plant level across all customers. This comprehensive overview is absolutely unique and innovative and enabled through the EXA PPM solution.

The EXA team provided us with technical consultants that have a very high level of expertise and an eagerness to enable their customers success by supporting them extensively throughout the entire project. Their dedication and ingenuity made this project a success story.“