ABOUT AUTODESK PLM 360 CONFIG MONITOR
One of the key benefits to a hosted PLM solution like Autodesk PLM 360 is that many of the system administration tasks like hardware maintenance, software upgrades, and data backup are handled by the provider and not your internal IT staff. Your team needs only to focus on configuration of the environment including tenant setup, business use analysis and application customization, all of which are critical to a successful implementation and user acceptance.
Unfortunately, many of the tasks necessary to complete the PLM 360 environment configuration are somewhat cumbersome due to the location of the information needed. Simple tasks like gathering object identifiers for customization, auditing user licensing and access control, and listing custom field definitions are frequently buried deep in the system, needing many clicks, copies and pastes to find and gather the information you need. This makes it quite difficult to be confident that the system is configured to meet your business needs and even more difficult to insure that it stays that way. In addition, tenant customization, script development and object copying from a development tenant to a production tenant become so very cumbersome that it feels nearly impossible to insure the tenants are in-sync. Until now.
Razorleaf’s PLM 360 Config Monitor was created by our PLM 360 consulting team to ease the pain of PLM 360 configuration and maintenance. It inspects your tenants and extracts the information needed to validate your tenant configuration, expose the properties of data objects, identify security principals, and then PLM 360 Config Monitor saves it all to an easy to read Microsoft Excel spreadsheet or XML file to be used in development. Governing your PLM 360 tenant just got much easier.
Understand and Monitor Changes: Because you can rerun reports as needed, you can monitor changes to your PLM 360 tenants and understand what’s being modified at a very detailed level. Without PLM 360 Config Monitor, you could spend hours trying to identify slight differences in a tenant’s configuration.
Ensure System Standardization: During the development of an Autodesk PLM 360 tenant environment, there are best practices that can be tedious to follow. PLM 360 Config Monitor reports provide insight into how closely best practices have been followed and give the system administrator the information needed to make appropriate decisions when evaluating, configuring and maintaining a tenant.
Expedite Script Development: When writing scripts in Autodesk PLM 360, the developer needs to use unique identifiers (object IDs) for workspaces, fields, grids, workflow transitions, etc. These object IDs are difficult to locate and are typically many clicks away. PLM 360 Config Monitor saves time and eliminates errors by putting this information at the developer’s fingertips.
Drive Consistency between Tenants: PLM 360 Config Monitor reports allow you to see what fields and settings are different from one tenant to another. This is essential when implementing new scripts, configuring new tenants and porting your development environment to production.
- PLM 360 Config Monitor establishes a baseline for your tenant configuration by capturing the key characteristics about configured workspaces, fields, grids, workflow transitions, lifecycles, picklists, users, groups, roles, permissions, license types, and more.
- PLM 360 Config Monitor exposes and captures the user-facing and internal identification details for Workspaces, Sections, Fields, Grids, and Relationships, without requiring someone to hunt for them. The tool digs deep into the system schema to expose these critical pieces of information, and then it documents them all in one place.
- PLM 360 Config Monitor delivers reports in Microsoft Excel and XML formats.
- It is hard to tell just how much configuration work has been done on a PLM 360 tenant until you can collect the schema all in one place. PLM 360 Config Monitor not only collects, but also organizes, all of the details of your PLM 360 schema into one consolidated report.
- Q: How much does PLM 360 Config Monitor cost?
- A: PLM 360 Config Monitor is licensed according to your PLM 360 licensing model. The price is $2.00 (USD) per licensed PLM 360 user, per month, for each tenant. For example, if you have 2 tenant URLs and 50 PLM 360 licensed users, your monthly PLM 360 Config Monitor license will be: 2 tenants x 50 PLM 360 licensed users x $2 = $200.00 per month
- Q: Can I run PLM 360 Config Monitor on multiple computers?
- A: Yes. There are no restrictions on the number of computers where you can use PLM 360 Config Monitor. Multiple computers can access the same licensed tenants without additional cost.
- Q: Will PLM 360 Config Monitor modify my PLM 360 environment?
- A: No. PLM 360 Config Monitor makes no changes to your environment. Future editions of PLM 360 Config Monitor may include services that would allow you to make changes to your environment but the current edition will only read your configuration settings.
- Q: Where are my reports once I run the tool?
- A: All reports are stored in a folder on your desktop. The folder name matches the tenant URL.
- Q: What are the different Color tabs in the excel reports?
- A: Green tabs include common data as displayed in PLM 360, blue tabs includes IDs, display order and information commonly used for scripting, and black tabs include raw XML data and structure used for REST API development.
- Q: Does PLM 360 Config Monitor provide ongoing monitoring?
- A: Not yet. PLM 360 Config Monitor Platinum is currently in development and will provide real-time monitoring, enhanced reports in multiple formats, report comparison, among other features.
- Q: Do I get product updates with my license subscription and what will they include?
- A: Yes. As a monthly licensed user, updates will be available without charge. In addition, add-on modules that perform special functions or provide complementary services may be available for an extra fee.
- Q: What special rights, privileges, or access do I need to run PLM 360 Config Monitor?
- A: Since PLM 360 Config Monitor will be looking at administrative settings, you’ll need administrative-level access to the system. You should be prepared with the administrator username and password when running the software.
- Q: What if my PLM 360 content is sensitive? Does PLM 360 Config Monitor capture my data?
- A: You can rest assured that your data remains safe and secure with PLM 360 Config Monitor. PLM 360 Config Monitor is only inspecting configuration parameters and settings and saving the reports under the user account in which the software is installed. On top of that, you provide the security context for running the tool (you must be logged in with appropriate access for the tool to work), so we don’t store any accounts or passwords for your tenant.
- Q: How do I get a license for PLM 360 Config Monitor?
- A: Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and request a PLM 360 Config Monitor license key. Our team will contact you to get the necessary information and provide you with a key.
- Q: How do I contact Razorleaf?
- A: Email email@example.com or visit the PLM 360 Config Monitor web site at http://staging.razorleaf.com/PLM 360-Config-Monitor