Ease of use on CREO product lifecycle management system its best feature. Users do't require training, they use the tool like a google search and find what they need.
Another great thing about CREO how it handles revision control. It allows BOMs and attachments to be archived by revision which allows us to keep a history that is easily accessible.
The manufacturer association to the part master is the best I've seen, We like being just one click away from the manufacturer screen on the part that shows the manufacturer name, part number and environmental status.
Also, with some very little training super-users can configure the system. Of course, you need IT for mappings, but many of the tasks can be done by the users.
The Product & Governance module in CREO needs to be improved to allow multiple specifications to be applied without make the Overall compliance "non-compliant".
Another challenge with the tool is the difference between the client application and the web application. While PTC has made great strides over the years there is a disparity in performance and functionality between the apps.
We solve the following with CREO product lifecycle management:
- Revision Control
- Archival of attachments
- Routing for approvals
- Historical tracking (accountability)