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, multidisciplinary teams to strategically collaborate with partners and customers using trusted, up-to-date product information.

Product lifecycle management is the foundation for a digital thread strategy, which enables product information to be available to the right people, at the right time, and in the right context to create new value for the organization. PLM also enables supply chain agility and business continuity.

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

PTC's product lifecycle management leadership

PTC's comprehensive PLM solution portfolio provides a foundation for the digital thread, speeds supply chain collaboration, ensures quality compliance, and drives Agile product development processes. PTC's PLM portfolio enables internal product teams and supply chain partners to design, manufacture, develop, deliver, and service products fast and effectively.

Whether you’re a startup, mid-sized, or Fortune 500 company—we have the right solution to meet your needs. PTC’s Windchill, Windchill+, Arena, and FlexPLM solutions bring your teams, product information, and processes together to help you introduce innovative products to market faster and more sustainably.

PTC is the only pure-play software company that can enable manufacturers to manage the entire lifecycle of the product, from the first draft of concept design to its last day of useful operation.

PLM for sustainable engineering

Utilize the digital thread to make design decisions that support your sustainability initiatives. Making good design choices matters because 80% of a product's environmental impact is determined during the design phase. By combining design and engineering data from PLM with real data coming from the physical world via IoT, engineers can take the environmental impact of the processes and materials used to create the product into consideration. With PLM for sustainable engineering, you can maximize the value you deliver while minimizing the waste.

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Product lifecycle management capabilities

BOM management

Get full digital associativity across engineering, supply chain, manufacturing, sales, and service.

Get full digital associativity across engineering, supply chain, manufacturing, sales, and service.

Collaborative product development

Manage and execute complex product development projects with collaboration and workflow tools.

Manage and execute complex product development projects with collaboration and workflow tools.

Engineering change management

Provide built-in governance and traceability for automated, accurate, and coordinated engineering change management.

Provide built-in governance and traceability for automated, accurate, and coordinated engineering change management.

IP security

Enable secure collaboration across the value chain by managing IP protection through enterprise digital rights management.

Enable secure collaboration across the value chain by managing IP protection through enterprise digital rights management.

Manufacturing process management

Build and manufacture anywhere with a seamless flow of information between engineering and manufacturing.

Build and manufacture anywhere with a seamless flow of information between engineering and manufacturing.

Model-based systems engineering

Enable collaborative, innovative design and maintenance of complex systems.

Enable collaborative, innovative design and maintenance of complex systems.

Parts classification

Reduce product complexity and drive down costs with a classification strategy that ensures duplicate parts avoidance and greater reuse.

Reduce product complexity and drive down costs with a classification strategy that ensures duplicate parts avoidance and greater reuse.

Product configuration management

Minimize the harmful impacts of product complexity by managing product configurations and data with a single source of truth.

Minimize the harmful impacts of product complexity by managing product configurations and data with a single source of truth.

Product data management

Enable global collaboration across concurrent design environments with a secure, tightly integrated, multi-CAD and product data management system.

Enable global collaboration across concurrent design environments with a secure, tightly integrated, multi-CAD and product data management system.

Product variability management

Manage complex variants and configurations at scale.

Manage complex variants and configurations at scale.

Quality management

Build quality, reliability, safety, and process control into every part of the product lifecycle.

Build quality, reliability, safety, and process control into every part of the product lifecycle.

Requirements and test management

Create, structure, and validate complex product requirements across the engineering lifecycle.

Create, structure, and validate complex product requirements across the engineering lifecycle.

Service process management

Establish a foundation for accurate and accessible service information.

Establish a foundation for accurate and accessible service information.

Supply chain collaboration

Enable supplier collaboration with IP security so you can share design data and track deliverables to multiple projects around the globe.

Enable supplier collaboration with IP security so you can share design data and track deliverables to multiple projects around the globe.

Leaders using PLM to drive digital transformation

See how these global manufacturers are effectively using PLM to drive their digital transformation journey.

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Seagate

See how Seagate established an enterprise digital thread with a PLM foundation. Watch the Webcast

U.S. Navy

Learn how the Navy is using PTC’s PLM cloud model to support the digitization of NAVSEA. Explore How

Volvo CE

Learn how Volvo is using PLM as the backbone for an industrialized digital thread, which improves cross team efficiency and accelerates time to market. Read Their Story

Vaillant Group

Learn how Vaillant Group is getting their digital house in order one step at a time, starting with engineering change management. Learn How

NEXTracker

Learn how NEXTracker harnessed PLM solutions to improve accuracy, eliminate time-zone delays, and accelerate product introductions. Read Their Story

Potrero

Learn how Potrero improved product design and quality and achieved compliance success with PLM. Read Their Story

PTC's comprehensive PLM solution portfolio

PTC’s Windchill, Windchill+, Arena, and FlexPLM comprise a robust PLM solution portfolio. This digital thread foundation connects product information and processes to speed supply chain collaboration, ensure quality compliance, and drive agile product development processes.

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Windchill: Industry-leading, enterprise PLM software

Realize value quickly with standardized, out-of-the-box functionality across a comprehensive portfolio of core PDM and advanced PLM applications.

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Explore Windchill+

Windchill+: Collaborate without boundaries

Enjoy all the features and value that Windchill offers on–premises, only faster with preconfigured best practices, built-in security, and frictionless collaboration enabled by SaaS.

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Explore Arena

Arena: Cloud-native PLM and QMS

Arena solutions are easy to configure and deploy, enabling internal teams and supply chains to develop and deliver high-quality products fast.

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Explore FlexPLM

FlexPLM: Get products to market just in time

FlexPLM’s visual, scalable, secure, and user-friendly platform helps brands and retailers get products to market with speed and efficiency to be on trend.

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PLM on-demand hub: Collaboration across the digital thread

Hear from global leaders like Bosch, Cellcentric, Vestas , and ZF about how they are utilizing the digital thread to connect their network of engineers and non-engineers across the organization.

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Additional resources

Connected systems in discrete manufacturing

Learn how to align PLM, ERP, MES, and more to achieve digital transformation success.

Learn how to align PLM, ERP, MES, and more to achieve digital transformation success.

Aberdeen report: Weaving quality into the digital thread

Learn how to ensure quality in complex, innovative engineering environments.

Learn how to ensure quality in complex, innovative engineering environments.

Analyst ranking of leading PLM vendors

Read the latest SPARK Matrix™ report and see why PTC has been recognized as a leader among PLM solution providers.

Read the latest SPARK Matrix™ report and see why PTC has been recognized as a leader among PLM solution providers.

The seven building blocks of the digital thread

Gain insights into what the main building blocks are to a successful digital thread and how PLM is a key component.

Gain insights into what the main building blocks are to a successful digital thread and how PLM is a key component.

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