Product lifecycle management overview video (1:35 min.)
What is PLM?
Product lifecycle management provides enterprise-wide collaboration for all involved in the product lifecycle—from engineering and supply chain to quality and manufacturing. With everyone working from a central source, you can bring better products to market faster.
Benefits of product lifecycle management
Get to market faster
Provide access to product data anytime, anywhere across departments and locations to eliminate bottlenecks, improve productivity, and reduce cycle time.
Automate product development and manufacturing processes to streamline change orders, enable better supplier collaboration, and share detailed BOMs across the organization.
Create better products
Capture and share product quality information with engineering for closed-loop traceability and design improvements earlier in the development cycle.
What you can do with product lifecycle management
Replace complexity with control by automating workflows, tasks, and access to timely information.
Product data management
Improve collaboration and design reuse, track revisions, reduce errors, and increase productivity with centralized data management of all product-related information.
Centrally manage and share structured product BOMs throughout the enterprise, ensuring that at any phase of a product’s lifecycle, stakeholders are working with the most up-to-date, accurate information.
Connect PLM with other business systems so you can extend the value of your product data to other departments and people. Gain insights and efficiency with cross-functional information sharing regardless of where your team is located.