Change management enforces control over revisions to designs, items, and records during the many phases of the product lifecycle—from development and production through end-of-life. Product lifecycle management provides change management workflows to help departments efficiently automate and document revisions for enterprise-wide visibility and traceability.
Take control of change with product lifecycle management
Real-time, configurable change workflows
Easily configure formal and fast-track workflow processes to match your organization’s needs. Teams can view the progress of a change in real-time graphically as it goes through each workflow state. This visual and collaborative environment allows you to define, review, approve, and implement changes in such workflows as:
Standard engineering change requests and change orders
Design reviews for tracking corrective rework and ensuring timely project completion
Document change orders to enforce standards, distribute, and manage document changes
Deviation and waiver requests for a temporary time-frame
Problem reports to capture bugs, test failures, and track root causes
Change management with traceability
All engineering and manufacturing change requests and change orders remain fully traceable in a centralized system. Any authorized person within your organization can access historical change information to see who was involved and when, which items were modified, as well as any comments.
Manage change processes in one location to avoid disconnected work and lost information
Conduct systematically auditable processes that include electronic signatures
Track compliance to regulations such as RoHS, REACH and ISO 9000
Change notifications and real-time ‘to-do’ list
Those involved in a stage of a change process are automatically notified when that stage is reached.
Action required from an individual is outlined in a ‘to-do’ list
Reminders are sent with required action details
Graphically rich dashboards give you insights into real-time status of changes
Bridge engineering and manufacturing
Quickly see the details of components or sub-assemblies subject to a change and understand the impact of that change on the parent-assembly or product to make better decisions.
Centralized data and easily configured workflows provide a consistent process for cross-functional collaborators to understand and approve engineering change requests and engineering change orders.
Linking quality and engineering change processes ensures issues are managed from the initial nonconformance report through to the release of an updated design.
Webinar: Improve Change Management with PLM
In this webinar, you'll learn how product lifecycle management (PLM) can help you take control of change and improve the quality of your products, with capabilities such as closed-loop, linked quality processes from non-conformance to returns to ECRs and ECOs; configurable workflows to track and record changes to product designs as they happen; built-in reporting to analyze trends in quality metrics to prevent failures before they occur; and more.