Extend your PLM footprint

At J-Squared Technologies Inc.™ we recognize that the transformation in technology we see today is only going to allow for the continued enrichment of the product record. It is for this reason that as an organization we are investing in the development of products that extend the footprint of PLM.


  • Extend your product record
  • Remove data silos
  • Improve business processes across the enterprise
  • Leverage enterprise security model


Evolution of PLM

The U.S. military formalized the concept of Configuration Management in the 1950s as a methodology to track and document properties. It was not until the 80's and 90's that the PLM industry started being truly defined with the development of CAD and Product Data Management.

When the American Motors Corporation developed the Jeep Grand Cherokee, it marked the first recorder product built using “PLM”. Through the 90's and early 00's there was significant growth in the market. The CAD vendors start expanding their solutions from being engineering focused into manufacturing and supply chain. ERP vendors recognized the need to move into the development cycle to have greater influence in driving supply chain changes earlier in the product lifecycle.

This convergence of knowledge drove rapid innovation in the PLM space resulting in expansion of the Product Record to include Project Management, Quality Management, Governance and Compliance, Cost Management, Requirements Management. With all this growth and development, organizations started to look at PLM being a key portion of their enterprise data analytics.

All this development was great, but vendors started to run into limitations of enterprise architecture where information was being housed in data silos. Large initiatives were being applied to integration solutions and their maintenance. Expansion of PLM was starting to be limited not by development but by the limitation of the architected solutions.

With the evolution of cloud computing, vendors realized the opportunity was now to evolve how enterprise systems should be designed and with removal of data silos the focus could now be on delivery across the entire supply chain. This is the transformation we are seeing today.