All engineering software vendors publish case studies about successful clients and projects. Good case studies help others understand the specific value a software product or service can be. But what about projects that nobody wants to talk about?
Two recent articles here have discussed the business value of legacy data, and how to decide what data is worth putting into the new PDM.
- Understanding the Business Value of Legacy Data, Part 1
- Understanding the Business Value of Legacy Data, Part 2
Today I want to tell you about an engineering legacy data project that will never make it into a case study. They say experience is the best teacher, when it comes to failure I think it is better to observe it second hand than to experience it directly.
By the way, I know this is a guest post for Synergis, but this case does not involve Synergis Software or any of its customers. I am going to be intentionally vague to avoid embarrassing those involved and to avoid violating confidentiality agreements.