A traditional product lifecycle management (PLM) system provides a secure central repository for all of a company’s product designs and associated data. It also manages the flow of that data by automating common processes, like engineering change orders. In the most sophisticated settings, you’ll even find it completely integrated into a company’s ERP system as well.
Traditional PLM systems are complex organisms that require a lot of planning, investment, and IT resources to do correctly.
So, when PTC announced earlier this year that you could now use its professional PLM technology via the cloud, some people were pretty excited about the implications. On the cloud, your PLM solution is delivered as a service with no software residing on your computer. In software circles, we call that Software as a Service, or SaaS. It means that someone else worries about deploying the technology, upgrades, storage space, availability, security, etc.
For the end user, a PLM solution is as close as the nearest web browser. It’s a great solution for small- and medium-sized businesses that have found themselves priced out of the PLM market up until now.
A complete PLM system!
With so much of the system operating from the cloud, you might wonder how the SaaS version of PTC’s PLM technology compares to what better-funded enterprises are using.
Rest assured, PTC PLM Cloud is full featured. Here’s what you’ll get when you subscribe:
Custom workflows, integration into ERP systems, advanced configuration and customizations are all available too.
To find out more about how PTC PLM Cloud brings big-company efficiency and results to small- and medium-sized businesses, watch the video.
Cat McClintock edits the Creo and Mathcad blogs for PTC. She has been a writer and editor for 15+ years, working for CAD, PDM, ERP, and CRM software companies. Prior to that, she edited science journals for an academic publisher and aligned optical assemblies for a medical device manufacturer. She holds degrees in Technical Journalism, Classics, and Electro-Optics. She loves talking to PTC customers and learning about the interesting work they're doing and the innovative ways they use the software.