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.
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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