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
Get full digital associativity across engineering, supply chain, manufacturing, sales, and service.
Manage and execute complex product development projects with collaboration and workflow tools.
Enable secure collaboration across the value chain by managing IP protection through enterprise digital rights management.
Provide built-in governance and traceability for automated, accurate, and coordinated engineering change management.
Build and manufacture anywhere with a seamless flow of information between engineering and manufacturing.
Enable collaborative, innovative design and maintenance of complex systems.
Reduce product complexity and drive down costs with a classification strategy that ensures duplicate parts avoidance and greater reuse.
Minimize the harmful impacts of product complexity by managing product configurations and data with a single source of truth.
Enable global collaboration across concurrent design environments with a secure, tightly integrated, multi-CAD and product data management system.
Manage complex variants and configurations at scale.
Build quality, reliability, safety, and process control into every part of the product lifecycle.
Create, structure, and validate complex product requirements across the engineering lifecycle.
Establish a foundation for accurate and accessible service information.
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.

United States Navy
Vaillant Group
L&T Technology Services
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
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. Watch the Discussion
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. Watch Now
PLM products

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.

Windchill+— Collaborate without boundaries

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

Arena—One platform, infinite SaaS PLM and QMS advantages

Streamline product development and deliver innovative products fast in the cloud.

Additional resources
Learn best practices for integrating the two systems to improve data consistency and quality.
Learn how to ensure quality in complex, innovative engineering environments.
Read the latest SPARK Matrix™ report and see why PTC has been recognized as a leader among PLM solution providers.
Gain insights into what the main building blocks are to a successful digital thread and how PLM is a key component.