Licensed and Certified Tools

License, Assessment, Advisement, and Certification

ICM is partnering with businesses and enabling software tool providers to ensure that their “off the shelf” product is truly ready for enterprise adoption.  Software providers must be licensed to utilize the CMII methodology, and the software tool (by version) must be certified by ICM to be deemed as CMII compliant.

five-starIn addition, ICM has developed PLM business and design specifications for our clients to utilize that will reduce business user adoption concerns, change and development cycle times, configuration and customization costs, design defects, and overall project schedules. Our experts will work with your team to ensure a proper PLM tool that efficiently supports your users, customers, and supply chain

Tools such as, but not limited to PLM, ERP and MES, are assessed against the requirements in CMII-500. Demand for better functionality to support the CMII Model continues to grow as organizations adopt CMII as their process standard. The objective is to help tool providers understand the technical and process gaps, their relative significance and the appropriate resolution.

The tool provider must provide ICM with a full demonstration of the full product suite along with functional design specifications with screen images.

All certification requests must be coordinated with the (ICM) Institute of Configuration Management's Services branch. The ICM Vice President of Services will manage all aspects of resource allocation, assessment, and tool provider discussions. The ICM Executive board will provide final disposition on assessment results and licenses. All licenses and associated fees are allocated on an annual basis.

In addition to the annual license, the 40 mandatory requirements must be met to receive the first of five possible stars. Additional stars are awarded based on meeting the balance of the 60 non-mandatory requirements.

Upon successful certification, the tool system will be distinguished and marketed as such on the Institute of Configuration Management website and marketing material.

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