Z PLM is the only comprehensive PLM solution on the market that is 100% based on open source technology. The prerequisites to run ZPLM include
- Tomcat 8.0
mySQL and Tomcat are standard free components of practically all public and private cloud platforms. Z PLM itself is a J2EE application that runs in Tomcat Servlet engine. All of the libraries that are used as part of Z PLM are 100% open source (typically Apache or MIT license). Z PLM is so light that it can even run on free tier virtual machines of AWS and Google Cloud Platform.
There are some PLM vendors that are based on Microsoft technology (IIS, Microsoft SQLServer) that claim to be based on open source and free to run. That is far from the truth because you WILL have to license IIS, Windows Server and Microsoft SQLServer from Microsoft. And they are NOT cheap.
You can save yourself a lot of MONEY and TIME by going to with Z PLM and it is even simpler now with Z PLM Free Starter Edition.