Globalization, outsourcing, and remote work has significantly increased the complexity of project and design collaboration. Internal teams—management, engineering, manufacturing, sales, marketing, purchasing, and customer service—can be widely distributed across different offices and time zones. Suppliers and customers are even further removed. PLM project management tools enable project and design collaboration for extended product teams regardless of location.
The highly interactive nature of cross-functional, geographically-distributed project teams often causes breakdowns when it comes to sharing data and project plans outside the firewall. PTC’s project management software keeps globally-dispersed teams working 24x7 as if they were physically present in the same room. With a focus on design and manufacturing outsourcing, change and configuration management, and project management, it’s never been easier to engage the whole value chain for faster, smarter product development.
Instead of working in a silo of engineering, start collaborating in a way that secures data and provides a single source of truth. Track all your deliverables throughout the project lifecycle with detailed status and change management for shared objects such as CAD designs and documents. Project teams can even submit a problem report or variance at the project level, speeding up the initiation process, all while using the preferred workflow and business processes defined by the company. Specific capabilities for project managers include visual timelines and Gantt charts for the project plan and a tight integration with Microsoft Project.
Extensive capabilities for sharing data and communicating with suppliers and vendors.
Project execution: Automation of key business processes such as NPI/NPD, change management, and advanced product quality planning
Project collaboration: Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders with parts, documents, mechanical and electrical CAD, etc., providing a virtual space to share design updates
Project planning: Intuitive wizard for authoring; support for duration, deadlines, date constraints, and full precedence relationships. Update project plans to and from MS Project.
Gantt chart: View the entire project status using Gantt chart views
Email notification: Automated execution of the project plan with email notifications
Multi-language/character availability: Supports all major character sets including Asian multi-byte characters; UI is available in seven languages
Access control: Objects are tagged, subject to access control, determining which users have rights to modify data (including external users)
Advanced IP protection: Creation/management of individual replication rules, access definition via agreements, and simplified derivatives
Concurrent supplier interaction: Design data can be shared to multiple projects
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PTC’s Windchill helps to simplify complex project and design collaboration. Windchill's groundbreaking capabilities bring dispersed teams together, ensuring a single source of truth for product and process data. From design and project collaboration to project planning and execution, Windchill provides all stakeholders the information they need to make the best decisions.
Through ThingWorx Navigate’s role and task-based applications, you can provide downstream stakeholders direct access to up-to-date product data. Non-expert users can easily access the rich data stored within the organization’s enterprise system—no training required.
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:
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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