Digital Thread: Unlocking Data’s Potential for the Enterprise

Learn how digital thread is building connections and delivering value across products, processes, people, and places.

What is the digital thread?

A digital thread creates a closed loop between digital and physical worlds to optimize products, people, processes, and places. With the technologies available today, a holistic digital thread spans the entire product lifecycle that takes place within a company and extends outward to suppliers, customers, and products and people in the field.

What are the benefits of digital thread?



Improve quality, reduce rework, and expedite new product development and time-to-market.



Drive process effectiveness with greater insight into assets, throughput, and worker productivity.



Enable (and uncover) new business models and opportunities that impact top-line revenue.



Improve technician effectiveness and reduce asset downtime.



Enrich the customer experience with new ways to engage and drive customer loyalty.

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The State of Digital Thread: How Companies Are Closing the Loop Between Digital and Physical

Our exclusive research report, which includes a survey of industry leaders, explores the trends and market influences propelling enterprises toward digital thread adoption.

More than that, this whitepaper discusses the technologies available to implement, specific applications and value drivers, as well as real-world companies achieving quantifiable results.

Experience Digital Thread Across the Enterprise

A digital thread strategy weaves its way across a company creating an array of opportunities for business impact. With improved access to data, employees find efficiencies, innovate faster, and improve customer service.

Explore our interactive visualization to see how digital technologies are transforming the physical parts of industrial companies by following the development of an electric car from design to manufacturing to after-market service.

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PLM for manufacturing

Work concurrently with design while accessing a continuous flow of up-to-date product data.

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PLM for service

Improve technician efficiency and service performance with end-to-end management and delivery of configuration-specific parts and service information.

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