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.

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 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.