PLM enables companies to centrally manage all service information in relationship to products, systems, and components. The key advantage of this product centric approach is that it helps companies maximize the reuse of engineering and configuration-specific information. Having a single source of truth to the latest service information is critical for technicians to remain productive and efficient throughout the service lifecycle.
Reducing customer downtime, improving first time fix rates, eliminating errors and waste – these business improvements are all dependent on technicians having the correct service and parts information when they need it.
With PTC’s PLM, technicians have the right information, at the right time, available at the point of service. Parts lists, technical documentation, and illustrations from CAD models are trusted because they are automatically linked and updated to the latest engineering and design information. Service documentation is then released sooner resulting in a faster time to market, while support and service engineers solve problems faster, driving up customer satisfaction scores.
PTC’s PLM solution leverages the engineering or manufacturing bill of materials (EBOM or MBOM) to define the parts and kits used in the service environment (service bill of materials or SBOM). From the SBOM, parts information for specific product configurations is automatically generated for consistent and accurate repairs. SBOMs are kept up to date with change management workflows that provide early and frequent visibility to the service organization. Integrated 3D CAD models are used to create easy to understand interactive graphics.
Service information is delivered across a comprehensive range of formats (service manuals, training documents, augmented reality, etc.) and languages. Stakeholders can access relevant product information using permissions that filter content as appropriate.
Gain efficiencies across your service organization by automating and connecting the entire service lifecycle to the latest engineering configuration and product information.
Transform Product Structures: Transform and maintain product structures in relation to product development and engineering data
Contextual Visual Content: Assemble and deliver dynamic parts catalogs and 3D interactive parts lists and augmented reality models to the point of service
Parts Definition and Change Management Accuracy: Manage service parts definition and changes related to product applicability
Electronic Content Delivery: Deliver original service content alongside supplier content using Arbortext
Manage translations for a global audience: Supports global distribution of content in multiple languages for parts descriptions and service document content
SAP Integration: 3rd party enterprise platform integration for parts and assemblies manufacturing
Connected Service: Leverage IoT data for “as maintained” predictive and preventative maintenance using ThingWorx
See how KOEL utilizes PTC’s service process management and BOM management capabilities to create, manage, and deliver accurate and clear product information to field service teams and their dealers.Read their story
Explore PTC’s flagship PLM product, Windchill, a comprehensive proven solution to help grow your business. Used as the foundation to the digital thread, Windchill provides a single source of truth that can be shared across the enterprise. This includes engineering, service and field teams, manufacturing, and any other required internal or external stakeholders.
With Windchill, engineering changes automatically cascade to downstream teams, giving them confidence that they’re accessing the most up-to-date configurations, product, and parts information. Windchill is a trusted, extensible and scalable platform for global collaboration and innovation, with more than 1.5 million seats deployed.
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:
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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