Collaborative product development is a powerful PLM capability that enables project and design collaboration for globally distributed teams. In today’s world, discrete manufactures are dealing with globally dispersed teams that are working in siloed systems. Stakeholders involved in the product development process don’t have access to the most up-to-date product data. These barriers to collaboration are not only creating delays in product development, but also lead to costly rework, issues in production that impact quality, slow response times from design and manufacturing partners, and multiple service visits to the customer. The problems of working in siloes are made worse when the company grows by acquisition, which causes double, triple, or quadruple the work to align teams and their inherited tools.
Collaborative product development delivers value from secure collaboration by enabling manufacturers to access, contribute, see, and protect product data across the enterprise through real time connectivity. PTC’s PLM keeps globally dispersed teams working 24x7 anytime anywhere.