K2innovation is a consulting firm dedicated to the Information Systems for manufacturing companies and particularly to the Product Lifecycle Management (PLM).
This topic has seen the four partners involved, almost without interruption, for about 25 years, during which they have worked for some of the leading suppliers of PLM software and services.
The partners have witnessed the birth of this sector, defining its lexicon, the gradual appearance of new players and professionals. They have contributed to create and grow software and services companies and they have recruited and trained dozens of PLM consultants and software engineers.
With Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) some people identify software applications that “manage product data”. But this definition is restrictive, as PLM is not a product and cannot even be identified with the sum of the functionalities of all the products in the market.
PLM is a discipline (or a set of techniques) allowing companies who deal with products to better manage product data in a dynamic way, across the whole lifecycle, during which the data can cross the boundaries of different organizations conceiving, realizing, selling and supporting the product.
The name was chosen because in English, now common language in the domain, it reminds that the company wants to be a key to innovation for its Customers
But those who have been knowing us for a long time can also remind, with the name of a Himalayan summit
first climbed by Italians, that the founding partners first met and worked in the nineties for a company called Sherpa, a pioneer in the PDM/PLM domain.