Change Management Software: Assess and Govern for Impact

In today’s modern environment, products evolve rapidly. Users need a way to easily manage changes to a product’s definition and share those changes across the enterprise.

With PLM, you create data governance and associativity so that all changes and configurations are fully defined and controlled. This ensures that tasks are delivered to those responsible using a repeatable and automated workflow. Changes are made and issues are resolved accurately and efficiently.

Reduce Lead Times for New Product Introductions and Product Changes

Understanding the impact of a change across the organization is critical, no matter how large or small. After all, “an efficient change process can cut up to 33% off the typical product development cycle time” according to McKinsey and Company.

With PTC’s PLM, you deliver a real-time view of the most accurate data to all enterprise stakeholders, expanding cross-discipline involvement. Standardizing on PTC’s best practices for change and configuration management will lead to more informed decision making, driving down the cost of poor quality. The time it takes to implement changes will be accelerated and new products can be introduced to market faster.

Deliver Enterprise Change Coordination, Access and Visibility

Configuration Management: Deliver Change Coordination, Access, and Visibility

PTC‘s PLM system automatically manages, communicates, and tracks changes and configurations across the enterprise. All aspects of the change can easily be accessed during the review and approval process, simplifying organizational collaboration.

Pending changes are automatically highlighted and the latest versions of effected parts, documents, and CAD designs can be quickly identified. The history of how a product has matured and the impact of a change can be understood before implementation.

Key Product Features

Establish a dynamic, fast-paced, and coordinated change process across the organization.

  • Standardized, automated change management: Start with change processes that include full track (full CRB/CIB), fast track (change admin) or basic (lightweight CN only)

  • Configurable change process: Tailor a change process from simple and quick to deep traceability. Scale the process for different points in time such as prototype, new product introduction, and sustaining production

  • Problem report: Capture issues or opportunities for products and processes and determine next steps. Tie these to both change and quality processes

  • Deviation or waiver: Capture a “temporary” change to a product or process as part of the standard change workflow

  • Change request: Evaluate technical and business justifications and plan minor or major changes (fast track or full track) with the change review board

  • Change notice: Create and execute the implementation plans for delivering the change to the enterprise. Allow for auditing and validation of the results prior to release of the data

  • Electronic signatures: Change records including signoffs, markups, and comments connected to product data with audit trails

  • Workflow: Create repeatable, easy to use processes that deliver tasks automatically to users. Easily configure task templates to deliver information the users need to complete their work

  • Automatic synchronization with manufacturing systems: Publish updated information to downstream systems when changes are resolved

  • Business rules: Apply business rules to ensure product data meets corporate standards

  • Remote requirements: See the impact on requirements from remote system (using OSLC traceability) involved in the product design

Customer Stories

See how your peers are leveraging PTC’s PLM change management software.

Vaillant Group Streamlines Change Management

Learn how Vaillant utilized change management software to decrease the time it took to implement engineering change notices from 150 days to 90 days.

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Airbus Leverages Configuration Management for Next-generation Helicopter

Airbus Helicopter needed to ensure that its cutting-edge H160 helicopter would be delivered on time without compromising on quality. See how it achieved this with PTC’s PLM change management software.

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EnerSys Speeds Time to Market

EnerSys is able to flag quality issues and adjustments faster than ever before by using PTC's PLM solutions to improve part disposition and change management processes.

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Lifetime Products Improved Time to Market

Lifetime Products expedited time to market by using PTC's product lifecycle management software Windchill to streamline change management by creating a single source of truth.

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How Volvo CE Removed Silos Between Teams

Learn how Volvo CE faced the challenge of implementing change management across its entire organization.

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Learn More About Windchill, PTC's Change Management Software

PTC's engineering change management software, Windchill, is an industry-leading PLM platform. It enables manufacturers to make dynamic, fast-paced, coordinated changes throughout the product lifecycle. All stakeholders are assured access to the most up-to-date product information. Scalable, tailorable traceability throughout the product lifecycle is at the core of Windchill. The change management software ensures better enterprise visibility and faster, more accurate responses to market pressure.

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Give stakeholders throughout your organization quick and easy access to product data. Windchill, PTC’s product lifecycle management solution, helps break down organizational silos leading to:

  • Improved time-to-market
  • Decreased costs
  • Improved product quality
  • More time for innovating

Windchill offers organizations the performance and scale they need to manage large data sets and with subscription pricing, you only pay for what you need. Plus, with easy integration to the ThingWorx IoT platform, data from smart, connected products in the field can be leveraged for a digital twin.

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