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Product lifecycle management (PLM) software manages data during the development of a product from inception through the manufacturing, servicing, and disposal processes.

Companies use PLM software to increase productivity and collaboration, improve quality, bolster creativity, and shorten time to market for a product. It is used across various industries, helping integrate data and documents, business systems, and people involved in the product creation process. It allows those involved to systematically track all the changes a product goes through during its development.

PLM software integrates with a variety of systems including ERP systems and CAD software. It is typically used by multiple users in an organization, often with varying roles and permissions.

To qualify for inclusion in the PLM category, a product must:

  • Manage product data throughout its lifecycle
  • Provide a centralized hub for product data
  • Have automation tools to increase efficiency
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    Arena Solutions aims to help you solve problems with product realization processes. The company's unified PLM and QMS solutions help companies design, produce, and improve innovative products quickly. Product processes involve multiple teams, locations, partners, suppliers, and vendors. These dispersed teams must work from the same design, ensure compliance, stay on budget, and respond to customer demands. Arena Solutions supports this process.

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    Oracle's Agile PLM is the industry's most comprehensive enterprise PLM solution, and a key building block required to manage product value chains.

    Empower PLM, an Arena Solutions product, helps to streamline the flow of product information among design and manufacturing teams by providing a single location to track and manage product information as well as enable vital design data and documentation to be shared securely by all product development team members. Empower PLM is designed to manage all product content information such as: Bill of Materials (BOMs), component attributes, design drawings, datasheets, and vendor (Manufacturer & Supplier) information. It facilitates and automates requesting, tracking and executing changes on product information and supplies electronic processing of new part requests and engineering changes/ECOs to improve communication and eliminate redundant data entry.

    Teamcenter is a widely used PLM software. More than a just a PDM solution, Teamcenter is a comprehensive end-to-end PLM solution that optimizes processes throughout the product lifecycle.

    Propel's enterprise cloud software is the innovation platform for future brands. We offer the world's only integrated Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), Product Information Management (PIM) and Quality Management Systems (QMS) solutions that help all your employees, partners and customers deliver your best ideas to market. Propel has developed the only integrated PLM, PIM and QMS solutions built on the Salesforce platform — the world’s most secure, trusted and flexible cloud platform. Our SaaS PLM, PIM and QMS software helps everyone collaborate better on all the product information needed for market success, and only takes a few weeks to get up and running.

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    The PTC PLM Solutions manage all aspects of the product’s lifecycle from concept through service and retirement. By optimizing product development processes and using a single, secure source of information, manufactures can develop products that are competitive, cost-effective, and high quality.

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    Autodesk PLM 360 is now Fusion Lifecycle, a cloud-based product lifecycle management (PLM) application used to create a product information backbone for a company and its extended enterprise through automating the management of processes, product data, and people. Stop struggling with siloed spreadsheets or overly complex traditional PLM systems that fail to provide value and the capabilities to manage your critical business processes.

    PLM software supports the product development process, to integrate people, processes and systems. It provides a product information "warehouse" for organizations.

    Powered by the 3DEXPERIENCE® platform, ENOVIA is the place to plan your definition of success. With a broad portfolio of technical and business applications, ENOVIA enables stakeholders across the enterprise to contribute to sustainable innovation. ENOVIA provides a comprehensive and robust set of capabilities for product lifecycle management. With PLM capabilities on the platform, digital continuity ensures PLM data is accessible by everyone in the value network and that all relevant stakeholders are included in the PLM processes.

    Actify’s Centro solution is an Enterprise Information Handling system that has been developed for manufacturers to integrate their line-of-business systems, including ERP, CRM, CAD data and more. Centro provides a unified platform where all product and engineering data becomes available for the wider enterprise. This results in an accelerated design cycle thanks to the rapid access to data and enhanced collaboration. Centro provides its users with unique business insights to speed up and enhance decision making. Centro provides not just a single platform for all engineering and design data but gives you a deeper insight into your product data through interactive charts and predictive analytics. It gives you all the tools that you need to effortlessly and effectively manage your product data. Centro reveals data and trends that you didn’t even know was there. It gives you insight not just into product data but provides visibility on other users’ activity to boost collaboration. You can pick and choose the modules and functionalities you need from Centro to work with a solution that is tailor-made for your own needs, depending on your size and unique processes.

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    Upchain is a cloud PLM solution designed to help small and medium-sized companies collaborate on design, engineering production, and maintenance processes across their entire value chain. Upchain makes managing complex design processes easy. It enables reliable control over change management as information moves from suppliers through to clients and back down in a closed-loop manufacturing environment. With cloud deployment and built-in workflow management and project dashboards, organizations can keep every stakeholder in the loop through an iterative design and development process. And Upchain isn’t a rip and replace solution. It’s been designed to overlay existing legacy technology to push and pull data as needed. There’s zero custom coding and zero implementation fees to get users up and running, making Upchain the most flexible cloud PLM on the market. With Upchain, you can hit production deadlines, reduce project risk, and deliver innovative products to market that grow your businesses and drive your bottom line. Benefits: • Get up and running in as little as 14 days • Zero implementation fees • Keep working in the systems you already know — no need to rip and replace • Give additional stakeholders like sales, marketing, suppliers, and executives access to product data without inflating your PLM cost • Configure user access right to your exact needs • Automate everything from workflows to user approvals and keep projects flowing • Use any CAD system you need while continuing to leverage fully integrated product data. Core features: • Cloud storage • Instant scaling • Intuitive user interfaces • CAD import, management & export • Rapid CAD upload/download • GD&T, DIE, and weldments support • Browser-based cloud software (no install needed) • Automated email approvals • Microsoft Office integrations • Legacy data integration • BOM management • Version control • Dashboard creation • Read and write 20+ CAD/ electrical CAD file formats • Advanced plugins for NX, Creo, Catia, Inventor, Solid Edge, and SolidWorks • Audit and compliance support • 24/7 customer support • Data mirroring

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    SAP PLM rapid-deployment solution.

    INFORMATION REQUEST at - OPEN SOURCE information at - SUBSCRIPTION PRICING INFORMATION at - REQUEST A QUOTE at - DOWNLOAD Aras Innovator at - Aras combines enterprise open source technology with an advanced model-based service oriented architecture to deliver a highly scalable, flexible and secure PLM solution suite. By offering an extensive out-of-the-box functionality and a modern web-based, cloud-ready architecture, Aras enables you to deploy quickly and continuously enhance your PLM environment in a fraction of the time required by conventional enterprise PLM / PDM systems - and at a total cost of ownership far below that of any leading competitor. Download Aras Innovator - Request a Subscription Quote -

    For organizations that want the ease of use of SOLIDWORKS software in their design tool coupled with the advantage of the cloud for data management and team collaboration, SOLIDWORKS Product Designer delivers. Scale as your business grows using the full power of the 3DEXPERIENCE platform

    PTC's end-to-end dynamic publishing solution streamlines how organizations create, manage and publish technical information.

    With Infor Optiva, you get a complete, end-to-end solution on a single platform that’s deeply integrated with your ERP solution. The solution helps you develop products faster; improve product effectiveness, adapt to market demands, and ensure that you meet complex regulatory compliance constraints. With Infor Optiva you’ll be able to: • Deliver fast innovation- Reduce the time to develop new products 50% or more by simplifying development processes, improving collaboration, and integrating product lifecycle management with enterprise resource planning (ERP) and other core processes. • Optimize formulas- Reduce material costs and manufacture more efficiently. Optiva has Industry-leading capability for analyzing material cost, inventory, and manufacturing capacity to help process companies select the best formula for a given product. • Ensure 100% labeling compliance- Design and produce labels that consistently meet government regulations. • Social collaboration: improve the speed, scale and value of interactions between your employees. Using Infor Ming.le you have a system where everybody can contribute, interact and increase productivity. • Deep integration with Infor and 3rd party solutions- ensuring continuity across applications.

    Oracle's Product Lifecycle Management is providing the digital thread for business transformation from innovation to commercialization.

    FusePLM is a cloud-based solution that helps engineering companies release products to market faster, by streamlining their parts, Bill-of-Materials, documents and change management process. FusePLM’s intuitive interface, easy-to-configure Kanban workflows and AI-enabled chatbot, PLMBot are designed to reduce the learning curve and slash setup/training costs. We’re on a mission to make PLMs simple and affordable.

    With Oracle Product Data Hub Cloud, users can rapidly commercialize, govern, and publish product master data for globalized manufacturing and omnichannel commerce, and seamlessly syndicate data to internal and external applications and marketplaces with a single multi-domain solution, delivering trusted and commercialized product information.

    There’s more to innovation management, new product development (NPD) and product lifecycle management (PLM) than finding ideas, managing projects, and product data management (PDM). Accolade Enterprise Innovation Management software is an end-to-end solution encompassing all aspects of the innovation and new product development lifecycle across all relevant functions in your organization.

    Bamboo Rose is the only marketplace powered by proven trade engines for product and supply chain management

    CMPRO is Product Lifecycle Management software designed to simplify and improve how organizations manage business processes. With a suite of integrated modules and a powerful Process Workflow Engine, CMPRO delivers digital thread management and helps to keep focus on the single source of truth. CMPRO’s Process Workflow Engine with built-in government forms and a centralized repository paired with CMPRO’s Process Workflow Engine streamlines routes, drives internal collaboration, and adds accountability with binding e-signatures. a single source of truth for comprehensive audit management. Process Workflow Engine Highlights • Visual Route Viewer provides interactive layout for easy route management. • Special Step Permissions and auto-decisions deliver directive and preventative control through route customization. • Assign auto-generated action items from any step on a route to maximize productivity. Built-In Government Forms & Processes • DD1423 tracking • Change management with revision control • Engineering & design modification • Inventory and material management, including non-conformance tracking • IUID data management System Highlights • CMPRO systems received Approval To Operate (ATO) on Navy and Army networks • PKI, CAC enabled • Web enabled, COTS PLM tool Visit for a FREE Demo.

    Drawingmanager is designed to find and manage Solid Edge files. It’s easy to install and easy to use. Drawingmanager automatically at set intervals, for instance 5 minutes, imports and updates the content of the saved Solid Edge file properties and custom defined properties. Using the extensive search capabilities files can quickly be found and opened or inserted in Solid Edge or opened in Revision Manager. Drawingmanager does not require a dedicated server with server client relations. Drawingmanager can be used in a multi-user environment. Drawingmanager can also be used with the free Solid Edge Viewer. For example if files need to be viewed or printed at other departments, such as Purchasing, Production and Warehousing. Different Drawingmanager libraries can be used for different departments, e.g. one for Engineering and another for Production holding only parts and assemblies that have been released for manufacturing. Features include: • Easy file management • Auto import and synchronization of Solid Edge files • Preview of each file • Extensive search capabilities • Save data field modifications to Solid Edge file • Save searches • Open file directly in Solid Edge or Revision Manager • Compact view • Insert parts in assemblies (grounded relationship) • Drag-and-drop parts in assemblies (apply relationships) • Print and batch print drawings • Standard and Custom Reports • Drawingmanager and free Solid Edge Viewer for viewing and printing drawings

    ProductCenter® PLM automates your product data and lifecycle processes. roduct Lifecycle Management connects your people to work collaboratively and centralizes and improves the management of all your product data. It streamlines the process steps you employ to create, manufacture, and support your products — from the earliest glimmer of a concept through to retirement. ProductCenter PLM is proven among many worldwide users and installs readily for immediate gains in product development efficiency. Improve your business results and join the hundreds of leading manufacturers that succeed — even in the toughest of market conditions — through use of ProductCenter PLM solutions. Centralize and interconnect all product information, including parts information, bills of information, requirements, specifications, and even schematics, software, and maintenance manuals; optimize information reuse Automate and accelerate product lifecycle processes to ready products for market such as review cycles, configuration management, and change orders — any business process really that requires workflow Facilitate collaborative efforts and exploit extended product team creativity with better communication, coordination, and improved information access Ensure regulatory compliance with ISO, FDA, and others Connect enterprise systems that drive your business; eliminates costly (and error-prone) re-entering, updating, and maintenance of redundant pockets of product information

    Rulestream ETO is an engineer-to-order software that integrates with CAD, ERP, and other PLM software.

    SmartPlant P&ID helps you develop and manage your piping and instrumentation diagrams with a focus on the plant asset

    SOLIDWORKS Model-Based Definition (MBD) lets you define and organize 3D dimensions, tolerances, datums, notes, Bills of Material (BOMs), and other annotations; customize publishing templates for manufacturing, such as Part or Assembly Specifications, Request for Quote (RFQ), and Incoming Inspection Reports. You can also publish to widely accepted formats, such as eDrawings, STEP 242, and 3D PDF for clear 3D communications

    Yunique PLM software is a browser-based software system to manage product-related data like images, bills of material, cost comparisons, construction details, packaging instructions, lab dips and garment measurements.

    4G:PLM is a Simple, Powerful, and Affordable Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution specifically developed for small to medium-sized (SMB) manufacturing companies. It is a Master Data Management tool which manages Product Structure (BOM), Approved Vendor and Manufacturer Lists (AVL/AML) and the change process (ECO/ECN). 4G:PLM manages product data through the entire product process at a fraction of the software, implementation and on-going support costs of other systems.

    Amber Road GTM is a product lifecycle management software that provides the ability to: take all international sourcing factors into consideration for procurement and sourcing organizations, streamline supplier onboarding and management processes, optimize supplier selection decisions, including taking advantage of preferential trade agreements, share the BOM and product specs online for real-time communication.

    ANSYS nCode DesignLife works with ANSYS Mechanical to reliably evaluate fatigue life. Using the results of finite element analysis (FEA) from ANSYS Mechanical, it calculates stresses and strains, then cumulates damage from repetitive loading to determine a product's predicted life. You can quickly evaluate the effects of different materials and alternative geometries for new designs, and then optimize them for the product's expected usage, long before the first prototype is built

    SCADE LifeCycle enhances the functionalities of ANSYS SCADE tools with add-on modules that bridge SCADE solutions and Requirement Management tools or PLM/ALM (Product Lifecycle Management/Application Lifecycle Management) tools. With SCADE LifeCycle, all systems and software teams involved in critical applications development can manage and control their design and verification activities across the full lifecycle of their SCADE applications

    Audros is a product lifecycle management software that ensures information consistency and uniqueness between CAD, and ERP.

    Backbone greatly increases tech pack development speed. Copy data from existing styles to save time.

    beCPG PLM is a product lifecycle management software that manages finished products, recipes, raw materials and packaging with their technical and regulatory data. It generates specifications for clients, R&D and production.

    Centric 8 v6.3 streamlines the go-to-market of products destined for multiple markets and/or channels. New Product Information Management (PIM) features improve the accuracy global product information while new PLM features improve global orchestration of the supply chain.

    Chipmunk is a project lifecycle management for agencies and studios of all sizes.

    CIM Database PLM supports the lifecycle management of your products from the very first ideas right through to customer application.

    3SL Cradle is a requirements management and systems engineering software tool.

    Dexma in the cloud is an online collaborative project management platform for product design and engineeering management. It is an all-in-one solution to manage design and manufacturing for SMB.

    EXALEAD OnePart is a business discovery application that accelerates reuse of your parts, designs, specifications, standards, test results, and related data for all your engineering and manufacturing needs. Leveraging the proven web semantics, analytics, mashup, and indexing technologies of EXALEAD CloudView, OnePart locates information from multiple sources and makes it available instantly. EXALEAD OnePart provides your sourcing and standardization intelligence

    Industry Innovation provides an essential set of apps for real-time, secure and structured data management on all product related content. It enables real-time collaboration in a secured manner, immersive business intelligence to manage business highlights, and easy management and organization of tasks

    Infor PLM Accelerate is a scalable and secure product lifecycle management solution for discrete manufacturers that supports high levels of complexity while adapting to your company's business needs

    Infor PLM Discrete is a product lifecycle management (PLM) solution designed for discrete manufacturing companies that seamlessly integrates with your enterprise resource planning (ERP) and CAD systems to help you get your products to market quicker, improve design efficiency, and lower the cost of new product introductions. Your employees, suppliers, and partners will all share one version of the truth, no matter where product information is gathered and stored. You'll make better decisions faster, collaborate more effectively, shorten cycle times for changes and approvals, minimize scrap and rework, and take your productivity to new heights.

    Infor Fashion PLM delivers a single set of accurate, real-time data that helps increase visibility and provides the foundation for closer collaboration and unified teamwork. Seamlessly link vital areas of the fashion value chain to your business—from line planning, design, and development to supply chain sourcing and in-season consumer-driven design changes. Infor Fashion PLM helps fashion brands, manufacturers, and private brand retailers develop and change styles quickly and efficiently

    Intergraph Smart Completions creates a foundation of information with traceability and accountability for custody, control and work processes providing seamless transitions to operations and maintenance. Manage all your projects, large or small, by enabling your organization to effectively plan, prepare and execute a project

    Intergraph Smart Materials is an integrated solution for life cycle material, supply chain, and subcontract management. It provides a common collaboration platform and project workbench for all partners in any engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) project supply chain

    PLM Vivo, a rapid implementation methodology designed to reduce implementation time and cost by 66%, provides a low-risk solution to achieving PLM benefits quickly and cost effectively.

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