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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.

PLM for Green Engineering

Utilize the digital thread to make design decisions that support your sustainability initiatives. By combining design and engineering data from PLM with real data coming from the physical world via IoT, engineers can take into consideration the environmental impact of the processes and materials used to create the product. With PLM for green engineering, you can maximize the value you deliver while minimizing the waste.

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Product Lifecycle Management Capabilities

Leaders Using PLM to Drive Digital Transformation

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


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

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U.S. Navy

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

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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.

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Vaillant Group

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

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L&T Technology Services

Listen as representatives from Vestas, LTTS, Roland Berger, and PTC discuss how companies are achieving growth and competitive advantage in wind energy.

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PLM Products

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Windchill—Industry-leading, enterprise PLM software

Windchill provides the foundation and continuity of product information across the digital thread, whether delivered on-premises or SaaS. Windchill’s core multi-CAD and product data management (PDM) functionality—along with automated change and document management, business systems integration, and project execution—will help you establish your core product development platform. As your PLM initiatives and requirements grow, you can expand your capabilities to include variant management, parts classification, supplier management, downstream manufacturing, and service BOM management, manufacturing process plans and work instructions, augmented reality, IoT, and more.

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Arena—One platform, infinite SaaS PLM and QMS advantages

Arena provides a single, secure system to manage mechanical, electrical, software, and associated data delivered as SaaS. Arena helps companies design, produce, and deliver high-quality products—fast. If you create complex products and work with dispersed teams and supply chains, Arena can help you speed new product development, eliminate quality issues, and improve profitability. Arena helps engineering, quality, and manufacturing teams share product information, exchange ideas, and implement changes throughout the entire product lifecycle. Arena speeds regulatory compliance for environmental, FDA, ISO, ITAR, EAR, and other regulatory initiatives.

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