Customer Success Stories
Legrand Thrives with Altium Enterprise Solutions and Workflows
We aren’t looking at a year...we are looking at months from concept to market. With Altium enterprise solutions, everyone has all of the resources necessary to do their jobs at their fingertips: requirements, compliance, rules, guidelines, workflows to work from, data from their library...and it all works together.
See how the Altium enterprise solutions provide digitally-integrated design environment and managed workflows that empower Legrand, global specialist in electrical building infrastructures, to thrive in a highly competitive industry by delivering high-quality, high-integrity products with differentiated speed.
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Hi, my name is John Watson. Welcome to Legrand. We develop products that involve the creation and the distribution of power, data, and light. And then we also have a wide field of sensors that we build throughout the industry, and this is actually what we've set up here. We've set up different sensors in the ceiling that monitor light, light color, the input light from outside. This is what we do. We control light to where we transform people's spaces where they work and they play.
It's a very competitive field and it's a dog eat dog world. And it's a sort of industry that does not allow you to make mistakes. It doesn't give you a second chance. We were at a point where we were not keeping up with the industry demands. I don't think we're unique in any way. I think every company that is in a manufacturing field has these same challenges and that is that we're not looking at the availability of a year even, we're looking at months from concept to market to push this product through and get it out there.
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"Altium enterprise solutions allows us to streamline our process by integrating MCAD into our process.. We can push and pull information and designs back and forth . And instead of having to work through emails, we are able to quickly verify our design both electronically and mechanically, enabling us to push it out much faster."
What the capabilities within the Altium enterprise solutions have now done for us is it has helped us to basically put into our workflow process our flow of how we do something. First off, the system defines what we are doing and then how we're going to be doing it. Now, what we've done is we've basically taken a team of 50 people of designers that are in Altium and we have pointed them in the same direction. We've provide them the same data to work from. And we've given them the same process and what the result has been is we have seen a significant, almost a 50% drop in our failures. We are now seeing products that are much higher quality, integrity, and our customers are much happier about that.
One of the important things for us was that we needed to have something that was out of the box ready. We transitioned over in about six weeks from start to finish. That was also including training, integration of our data over from our present system over to the new system. It did not cause any impact at all on our workflows, none of that. And really the engineers did not even realize it had happened. That's how seamless it was.
Deliver Superior Quality with Managed Workflows to Keep Teams Pointed in Same Direction
"Our team of 50 people are all pointed in the same direction, provided with the same data to work from, and given the same process. The result? We have seen a significant - almost 50% - drop in our failures. And we see products that are much higher quality, and integrity. And our customers are much happier."
Anybody who goes into this, they have readily available at their fingertips, once they step into the workflow, they have all the resources necessary to do their job. They have the requirements, the compliance, they have their rules, they have their guidelines. They have the workflow to work from. They have their data from their library and it all works together. So everyone's now collaborating with this project. It's not just one single individual. It's now a team effort. And that's the reason why we were able to do things efficiently.
But now what we've done is we've been able to streamline our process by having an integration between our Altium design-system and the mechanical people too that they are now an active part of the design process. We can push and we can pull information and designs back and forth between each other and very quickly, instead of having to work through emails and everything else. We are able to verify our design, both electronically and mechanically, and we're able to push it out much faster.
With the Altium enterprise solutions, what has happened now is they've expanded into project management. So now this pulls a lot of other areas into the world of Altium. Now, you're pulling in the procurement people, you're pulling in the project managers, you're pulling into the mechanical people. All these different roles are involved outside of the PCU design area. And that has been phenomenal because now they're taking a look at Altium and they're going, wow, there's the information I need. This has had a huge effect on our entire business flow.
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"We needed something that was “out-of-the-box” ready. We transitioned over in about 6 weeks from start to finish which included moving our data over from our previous system, as well as training. It didn’t cause any impact on our workflows. In fact , the engineers did not even realize it had happened - that’s how seamless the transition was."