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PLM (Product Lifecycle Management)

Provide the context, security, traceability, and processes needed across enterprise teams and systems to ensure product data is accessible and trustworthy

What is PLM?


Product lifecycle management software enables geographically-dispersed, multi-disciplinary, teams to strategically collaborate with partners and customers using trusted, up-to-date product information.

Product lifecycle management is the foundation for the digital thread, delivering supply chain agility and business continuity. Data governance and traceability provided by product lifecycle management enables organizations to drive down costs, accelerate time to market, and deliver the highest levels of quality and compliance.

Build a foundation for a wide range of new revenue and cost saving opportunities with PTC’s out-of-the-box applications. Seamlessly integrate our PLM system with ERP, MES, CAD, AR, IoT technologies, and more.


A PLM-enabled framework for discrete manufacturers

For discrete manufacturers, the digital thread begins in the engineering department. This is where mechanical/electronic components and embedded software data is linked with traceability to requirements, simulations, certifications, BOMs, process plans, and MBSE. This information, along with its derivatives, needs to be leveraged bi-directionally, across teams and systems; including service, manufacturing, IT, and quality, among others.

With a PLM system in place you create the foundation for the digital thread and provide all required stakeholders with access to the real-time data they need, when they need it.

The PLM-Enabled Digital Thread at Work

Watch this short video to see an example of a plm-enabled digital thread at work from the manufacturer’s point of view. You’ll see how the digital thread creates a “closed-loop” lifecycle of product data by combining PLM with ERP, CRM, and IOT solutions.
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Digital innovators

See how your peers are effectively using product lifecycle management to drive their digital transformation journey.

Groupe Beneteau

Learn how Groupe Beneteau leverages PLM for mass customization to disrupt the luxury yacht market.

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Explore how Polaris fuels collaboration across the organization to deliver high-quality, personalized vehicles and services to its customers.

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Whirlpool Corporation

Hear how Whirlpool has achieved its vision of improving the customer’s home experience by reducing overall system and product complexity across its entire ecosystem.

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Explore Windchill, PTC’s PLM Software


Explore Windchill, PTC’s industry-leading, enterprise PLM software with over 1.5 million seats deployed. Windchill is a trusted, web-based and scalable platform for global collaboration and innovation with comprehensive out-of-the-box functionality, role-based apps, and industry configurations. With Windchill you'll enable your entire organization with a digital thread of information to speed time to market, improve product quality, decrease costs, and so much more.