In PLM360, the history of an item is available through a change log, however, the change log is not available through the API for each record in order to enable historical reporting on the actions for an item.
Use Case: changes to Product Name as it moves from temporary to legal versions.
Previously we had problems with product name changes over time because we were communicating to customers about products they didn’t buy.
We could write on every transaction into the ODS
For Ad hoc we could clone records into another workspace and store them for a historical view
I want to overlay two report types - Stacked and Line charts. My reason is that I want to create a chart of "hours needed" for all projects company wide by month for an entire year (hence a stacked chart) but I want to overlay available man hours on top of that so I can visually see where I'm short workers.
Having visibility into future labor needs is critical for senior management as our hiring cycle can take months.
It would be useful to allow users to directly export a Workspace Item listing to Excel. You can set-up a report to do this, but for basic users it would help to directly export from the listing screen.
Currently, the x-axis in the Column and Line chart reports are merely a category type axis. If I create a line chart to count how may records were created each week, month, etc., PLM will not scale the x-axis accordingly. For example, if I had 3 items in Jan, none in Feb, 4 in Mar and 1 in Arp, then the graphs will have three evenly spacee columns (one for Jan, Mar and Apr). I would like to see a true linear x-axis with a gap between Jan and Mar to show that nothing happened that month.
PLM360 does what Excel calls a "Line" chart. I would like to be able to do what Excel calls a "Scatter" plot. Attached is a comparison of a quick report on # of people hired / year. You can see the visual difference.
This is strictly a UI type improvement. We have multiple use cases where allowing for public reports to be opened from the dashboard report section would help greatly. These could be anything from open user tasks (non-WF related) in certain workspaces or a list of open project items. Our users have repeatedly asked for that even if the information is two clicks away in the reports section. This would be benefitial when you have reports that you use to drive process rather than make decisions. Especially because the charts do not have drill down capability.
I would like to have a workspace downloaded/ checked out for me to bring with me to be filled in where there is no internet connection. At a later time, I wich to easily upload/ check in. (I am aware of the import feature)
One situation, a meeting at a customer where I have an action list/ meeting notes to be filled in using a template in PLM360.
An other situation, factory audit in China, where I fill in the needed items as I go along.
One of the ways we are using PLM360 is to gather new product ideas and vet those ideas for the selection of NPD projects. We have fields for product line, market, global region, etc that tell specifics about the idea.
If we had the option to create a scatter chart as a report output it could really assist us in selecting which ideas are the best. For example: The ability to visualize and plot the complexity of a project vs. the ROI could help to identify the incremental, distinctive and breakthrough opportunities.