I would like the ability to export the data from a workspace view rather than having to create a report first. Second best would be to be able to create reports that mirror workspace views (maybe even keep them linked so that a linked report always matches a particular view).
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.
Presently, I can create a picklist which can link me to an item in another (or the same workspace). But there is no way for me to see that relationship from the other side.
There is some abiltiy to do this using the BoM and Relationships. But BoM is a very specific relationship model, and Relationships are too generic.
I would like the ability to add a field type on the "linked" object that references the linking object. The field could be read-only, as I mostly want it for reporting.
For instance, if I have an "Inspection" that has a field "Inspected Item" that references an "Item", I'd like to put a "inspections" field on the "Item" workspace that shows me all the inspections. This item has been included in.
Eventually, I can see this being enhance to support:
editing the relationship from the "linked" side
Showing fields other than the description (a mini-grid) for instance in this case, I'd really like to see the "status" of the inspection.
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