Best PLM Software

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 (enterprise resource planning) platforms and CAD (computer-aided design) tools. 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

PLM Software Grid® Overview

The best PLM Software products are determined by customer satisfaction (based on user reviews) and market presence (based on products’ scale, focus, and influence) and placed into four categories on the Grid®:
  • Products in the Leader quadrant are rated highly by G2 Crowd users and have substantial Market Presence scores. Leaders include: Arena
  • High Performers are highly rated by their users, but have not yet achieved the Market Presence of the Leaders. High Performers include: Autodesk Fusion Lifecycle PLM, Omnify Empower PLM, and PropelPLM Suite
  • Contenders have significant Market Presence and resources, but have received below average user Satisfaction ratings or have not yet received a sufficient number of reviews to validate the solution. Contenders include: Oracle Agile, Siemens Teamcenter, PTC Windchill, Dassault ENOVIA, Autodesk Vault, and SAP PLM
  • Niche solutions do not have the Market Presence of the Leaders. They may have been rated positively on customer Satisfaction, but have not yet received enough reviews to validate them.
G2 Crowd Grid® for PLM
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Oracle agile
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Ptc windchill
Dassault enovia
Autodesk vault
Autodesk fusion lifecycle plm
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    Arena Solutions helps innovative electronic high tech and medical device companies create products that change the world. The Arena product realization platform unifies PLM, QMS, and ALM, allowing every participant throughout the product design and manufacturing process to work together. With Arena, teams accelerate product development and delivery to increase profits. For more information, visit ArenaSolutions.com.


    Omnify Software delivers web-based Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions for discrete manufacturers. The Empower PLM system 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. Omnify 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.


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

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


    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.


    Collaboration and Data Management Software.

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    The Propel PLM Suite is a Product Lifecycle Management solution - built on the world’s most secure, flexible and collaborative cloud platform - that helps your company, partners and customers manage changing product information.


    Powered by the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, ENOVIA enables your innovators to benefit from the true rewards of collaboration. Easy to acquire, quick to learn and effortless to master, ENOVIA is reliable and robust enough to manage even the most sensitive and mission-critical data.

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    SAP PLM rapid-deployment solution.

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    Lightweight, agile task management tool that anyone can implement within their team or workflow.


    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.


    INFORMATION REQUEST at Aras.com - http://www.aras.com/plm-software/?n=request-information OPEN SOURCE information at Aras.com - http://www.aras.com/services/open-plm.aspx SUBSCRIPTION PRICING INFORMATION at Aras.com - http://www.aras.com/services/subscription-pricing.aspx REQUEST A QUOTE at Aras.com - http://www.aras.com/plm-software/request-quote.aspx DOWNLOAD Aras Innovator at Aras.com - http://www.aras.com/support/downloads/ 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 - http://www.aras.com/support/downloads/ Request a Subscription Quote - http://www.aras.com/plm-software/request-quote.aspx

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    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 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.


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

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    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 psasys.com 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.

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    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.


    Actify’s Centro solution is an Enterprise Information Management 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.


    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


    With Intergraph Smart Enterprise Portal, users can easily navigate data and create reports on data, documents, and drawings that reside in SmartPlant Foundation based sources without ever leaving the application. Deep-linking technology enables bookmarking for later use and easy sharing with other parties


    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


    Intergraph Smart Yard leverages the engineering design basis to provide an extensive portfolio of integrated, preconfigured solutions addressing yards key work processes across the project life cycle. It covers from the design phase to fabrication and construction through final handover. You can manage collaboration with materials availability, Bill of Materials (BOM) management, scheduling, and simulation of the actual module assembly construction process.


    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.


    Launchship Technology a product life cycle management and service-based software development company, which believes in engineering software products with superior quality and high customer satisfaction.



    Oracle Maintenance Cloud offers an integrated asset management solution that enables efficient and productive plant maintenance operations.


    Oracle Cost Management Cloud Service allows cost professionals to capture, track, and analyze costs associated with inventory items as they move through the supply chain.


    Oracle Product Hub enables organizations to centralize product information from heterogeneous systems, as well as eliminate the challenge of fragmented product data. The end result is a trusted, single view of products across the enterprise.


    Oracle Quality Management Cloud provides an enterprise solution to define, identify, analyze and correct quality events and improve the overall effectiveness, safety, and profitability of your products and services.


    Exenta PLM REVO has the power to turbocharge your product lifecycle. Taking the user experience to a whole new level, it eliminates much of the tedious data entry to keep designers creative and automates time-consuming processes to speed products to market and simplify global collaboration.


    Relyence Software is reliability and quality software platform including FMEA, FRACAS, fault tree, reliability prediction, and RBD (Reliability Block Diagram).


    SEE Electrical PLM software: a modular and complete software suite for managing the complete electrical product lifecycle (PLM - Product Lifecycle Management).


    Empower your manufacturing team by adding 3D Systems end-to-end manufacturing solutions to the shop floor to drive efficiency, productivity and better time-to-market

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    Siemens Virtual Machine is advanced machining simulation software that provides a virtual environment to validate CNC programs. Virtual Machine is just like a second version of your machine tool that is available at any time for testing and pre-machining setup preparation. It is also an ideal environment for NC operator training.


    SmartPlant Enterprise for Owner Operators leverages the engineering design basis to provide an extensive portfolio of integrated, pre-configured solutions addressing key owner operator work processes across the plant life cycle


    SmartPlant Foundation is the Hexagon PPM total solution for plant information management. It ensures secure access to plant information, including engineering designs, vendor data, purchase orders, RFQs, specification sheets, and all ancillary documents


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

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

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    Upchain is a cloud PLM solution that integrates engineering data up and down the value chain to drive collaboration, innovation, and growth.


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