For over a year you‘ve followed PTC out of its Pro/ENGINEER cave into a bright world of smaller, manageable apps and savvy graphics performance called Creo. But while you’re doing your Creo happy dance, IT is standing there with crossed arms shaking their head no.
Drat. You need IT to say yes because they keep servers running and software up. But they also frequently (and understandably) are reluctant to change an already running system.
Here are six ways to help convince those loveable IT folks that Creo 2.0 should be their new world too.
1. Discuss IT benefits
More reliable, capable, stable software means fewer help desk calls and frustrated users. Re-usable data and customization from Pro/ENGINEER also simplifies the migration process. And as prickly as IT can act, they really do like to make users happier. Focusing on the modern user experience shows that IT is looking out for their company’s users.
2. Show the hardware advantage
The latest releases of Creo takes full advantage of today’s hardware, so if engineering is replacing old hardware regularly, then the software upgrade makes sure that hardware is being used to its full capacity and maximizing performance.
3. Create a buzz
As more users of Pro/ENGINEER ask the simple question, “When are we moving to Creo?” The more voices are heard, and the more likely IT is to move.
4. Try Creo 2.0 FREE for 30 days and quantify your savings
As of this month, the 30-day Creo 2.0 free trial is available. For 30 days, gather empirical data of how Creo 2.0 speeds tasks, saves money, and results in fewer pesky IT needs. Figure out how much you saved in one month (which included 1-2 days ramp-up time too) and project for the rest of the year. One month of engineering should provide you with enough data for a sound ROI proposal.
5. Send your proposal up the ladder
Management wants to see the most productivity out of its workforce, and Creo has demonstrated a tremendous increase in productivity. If management wants greater product development, then Creo can help. If management wants to reduce product development costs, then Creo doubles design productivity and can cut product design costs in half.
A significant point to make is ramp-up speed for users. It only takes a half to a full day for Pro/ENGINEER users to become productive on Creo.
Final point: create healthy competition
No one likes being left behind, and thousands of companies have already made the move to Creo 2.0 because they knew the benefits would result in more money and happier users. Check out why Tamaggo updated from Pro/ENGINEER to Creo or how Aston Martin created a racecar in six months using Creo and other interesting stories and articles from the PTC Creo blog.