Historically, PLM products are well know for being complicated and hard to use. It has deep roots in the way enterprise software was built for many years. The assumption that business users will have to use software dictated by IT and needed for their business function. The picture below is a good demonstration for “typical” complex enterprise software application UX:
Software is eating the the world. The phrase attributed to Marc Andreessen, American entrepreneur, investor, and software engineer. While it is a true in general it might have an interesting impact on manufacturing and product lifecycle software.