Change and Configuration Management

Built-in governance for automated, accurate, and coordinated enterprise change and configuration management.

Assess and Govern the Impact of Change

Digital data created during a product’s lifecycle is as diverse as those involved. Not only does it exist across disparate functional systems, it often evolves over time – and quickly.

With PLM, you create data governance and associativity so that all changes and configurations are fully defined and controlled. This ensures that tasks are delivered to those responsible using a repeatable and automated workflow. Changes are made and issues are resolved accurately and efficiently.

Reduce Lead Times for New Product Introductions and Product Changes

Understanding the impact of a change across the organization is critical, no matter how large or small. After all, “an efficient change process can cut up to 33% off the typical product development cycle time” (McKinsey and Company).

With PTC’s PLM, you deliver a real-time view of the most accurate data to all enterprise stakeholders, expanding cross-discipline involvement. Standardizing on PTC’s best practices for change and configuration management will lead to more informed decision making, driving down the cost of poor quality. The time it takes to implement changes will be accelerated and new products can be introduced to market faster.

Deliver Enterprise Change Coordination, Access and Visibility

Deliver Enterprise Change Coordination, Access and Visibility

PTC‘s PLM system automatically manages, communicates and tracks changes and configurations across the enterprise. All aspects of the change can easily be accessed during the review and approval process, simplifying organizational collaboration.

Pending changes are automatically highlighted and the latest versions of effected parts, documents, and CAD designs can be quickly identified. The history of how a product has matured and the impact of a change can be understood before being implemented.

Key Product Features

Establish a dynamic, fast-paced and coordinated change process across the organization.

  • Standardized, Automated Change Management: Fast (simplified oversite), full (full CRB/CIB Review), basic (very lightweight CN)

  • Initiate a Change Process: Launch a change because of a customer complaint, non-conformances, or for a CAPA

  • Problem Report Workflow: Option to require attachment of problem reports to associated change requests

  • Deviation or Waiver: Capture a “temporary” change to a product or process as part of the standard change workflow

  • Change Request: Evaluate technical and business justifications and plan minor or major changes (fast track or full track) with the change review board

  • Change Notice Workflow: Create and execute implementation plans, schedule change implementation board reviews, receive notification of audit results

  • Automatic Routing of Change Tasks: Satisfy a change notice by automatically communicating necessary work instruction(s)

  • Electronic Signatures: Change records including signoffs, markups and comments connected to product data with audit trails

  • Automatic Synchronization with Manufacturing Systems: Publish updated information to downstream systems when changes are resolved

  • Business Rules: Ensure processes follow company policies

  • Built-In Requirements Information: Unique change management notifications for CAD designers provide a link to requirements

Customer Stories

See how your peers are leveraging PTC’s PLM software for change and configuration management.

Vaillant Group Streamlines Engineering Change Notices

Learn how Vaillant decreased the time it took to implement ECNs (Engineering Change Notices) from 150 days to 90 days.

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Airbus Leverages PLM for Next-Generation Helicopter

Airbus Helicopter needed to ensure that its cutting-edge H160 helicopter would be delivered on time and on quality. See how it achieved this with PTC’s PLM change and configuration management capabilities.

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Navantia Automates Change Management

See how Navantia uses PTC‘s PLM platform to systematically approve and automate changes, providing teams across the enterprise with accurate, real-time information.

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Learn More About Windchill, PTC’s PLM Platform

Explore how Windchill, PTC’s industry leading PLM platform, enables manufacturers to make dynamic, fast-paced, coordinated changes throughout the product lifecycle. All stakeholders are assured access to the most up-to-date product information. Scalable, tailorable traceability throughout the product lifecycle is at the core of Windchill – ensuring better enterprise visibility, and faster, more accurate responses to market pressure.


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Give stakeholders throughout your organization quick and easy access to product data. Windchill, PTC’s product lifecycle management solution, helps break down organizational silos leading to:

  • Improved time-to-market
  • Decreased costs
  • Improved product quality
  • More time for innovating

Windchill offers organizations the performance and scale they need to manage large data sets and with subscription pricing, you only pay for what you need. Plus, with easy integration to the ThingWorx IoT platform, data from smart, connected products in the field can be leveraged for a digital twin.

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