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Siemens Digital Industries Product Lifecycle Management Software

Teamcenter Product Lifecycle Management (PLM)

Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) is an essential tool for managing product data and operations. With products becoming more complex than ever, a solution for supporting complexity and organizational operations is indispensable for companies looking to stay competitive in today’s market.

Teamcenter from Siemens Digital Industries is the premier Product Lifecycle Management software available. A modern PLM software platform, Teamcenter features new benefits of product lifecycle management across the entire organization and is designed to fully integrate product information and processes in one centralized system. Manage complexity and power innovation and productivity by connecting people and processes with a single source of product and process knowledge. Teamcenter's comprehensive portfolio of proven digital lifecycle management solutions is built on an open PLM foundation to power end-to-end PLM.

The world’s most widely implemented product data management solution, Teamcenter is offered in flexible deployment options that can scale with your organization for a low cost of ownership and fast time to value.

 

 

 

 

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Teamcenter Deployment Options

Teamcenter powers innovation and productivity by connecting people and processes with a single source of product and process knowledge. Teamcenter's comprehensive portfolio of proven digital lifecycle management solutions is built on an open PLM foundation to power end-to-end PLM. Our team can help you select and implement the best deployment options (on-premises, cloud, SasS) to maximize value for your business. 

Teamcenter

Deployed on-premises, Teamcenter is fully customizable and scalable to the needs of your organization. Teamcenter is well regarded as the premier Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) system.

Teamcenter Rapid Start

Preconfigured to minimize costs of consulting and maintenance, this deployment option allows teams to get started quickly to see a rapid return on investment while fully scalable to your organizations' needs.

Teamcenter X

Offered in a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) delivery in the cloud for ease of use and instant-on functionality, Teamcenter X delivers modern cloud technology and a range of scalable cloud solutions without requiring the IT resources traditionally associated with PLM deployments. 


Teamcenter Features & Capabilities

Featuring an adaptable product lifecycle management (PLM) foundation, business-wide collaboration is easy when PLM is accessible from a web browser, on any device, and within the design tools and office applications people use daily. 

As you develop more innovative products in order to remain competitive, managing accurate product definitions, including bills of materials, becomes increasingly complex. Whether you need basic BOM management, or more advanced BOM management and configuration with greater flexibility and scalability, you can meet and exceed the market demand for more innovative and varied product offerings.

Without effective PLM processes, people waste time working with out-of-date information, figuring out what’s next in a process, or searching for the information they need to get their jobs done. Managing product change can be particularly challenging.

With Teamcenter, you can reduce the manual effort and cost of managing any PLM process. From coordinating complex change across disciplines, to executing a simple design review, to directing a response to quality issues, you can focus people on the right tasks, with the right data, to make the right decisions at the right time.

Documentation tools play an essential role in the product lifecycle. Documents can be expensive to produce, and have a long life – sometimes longer than the products they describe – and can be very complex, even having to meet stringent standards in some industries.

Teamcenter provides documentation tools to help your teams create specifications, analysis reports, 2D/3D illustrations, spreadsheets, test results, and technical publications. Documents and technical publications are in the same product lifecycle management (PLM) system as all your other product-related information. Document authors have direct access to up-to-date product information like bill of materials, parts lists and 3D geometry, and can work to the same milestones.

Teamcenter brings all your electrical computer-aided design (CAD) data together in a single design management environment.

With Teamcenter electrical CAD management, you can automate your engineering change, validation, and approval processes to speed cycle time and improve product quality. Collaborate with design data, revisions, and product configurations – across locations and extended supply chains. Digital mock-up and validation capabilities provide visibility to design changes in real-time. You can validate changes against every configuration, and visualize, probe, section, analyze and mark up. Version management and access controls mean the right people have the right information.

To stay competitive in today’s market, many manufacturers list environmental compliance and product sustainability as key elements for success. To support your environmental compliance objectives, you need a sustainability framework built on a product lifecycle management (PLM) foundation that allows you to phase-out non-sustainable and/or restricted substances from products, and design-in new and innovative "green" ones.

Teamcenter provides environmental compliance and product sustainability solutions to help you control and trace the material makeup of your products down to the substance level. You can limit the use of hazardous substances in your products and reduce the risk of non-compliance with regulatory directives (REACH, RoHS, Conflict Minerals, etc.). While supporting your environmental compliance and sustainability objectives, you can grow your business and build customer loyalty by developing innovative, earth-friendly products.

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Establish a single source of product and process knowledge to re-use best practices and manage resources for continuous improvement. Collaborate instantly and securely across the product design and process planning of part production and assembly operations. Consistently and accurately connect planning to production, ensuring that the correct manufacturing data is delivered to and accessible from the shop floor.

Features for Manufacturing process and data management include:

  • Additive Manufacturing Data and Process Management
  • Assembly Manufacturing Data & Process Management
  • Automation Design Data and Process Management
  • Factory & Line Design Data & Process Management
  • Part Manufacturing Data & Process Management

MBSE (model-based systems engineering) is a critical part of Teamcenter product lifecycle management (PLM). When integrated with Teamcenter, it brings together multi-domain product development – mechanical, electrical, and software - along with considerations like cost, reliability, and manufacturability. MBSE integrated with Teamcenter means you can define what will be built, instruct people how to do it, and orchestrate the downstream development process, creating the critical glue that holds the entire cross-product lifecycle together.

Your customers demand choices. To meet those demands, you must be able to effectively manage product configurations. This has often been thought of as a design problem, but the reality is that decisions are made about what product variants to offer long before a designer begins his work. The implications of those decisions impact people across the product lifecycle. With product configuration inside PLM, you can meet the demand for more advanced and varied product offerings, without driving up costs. Leverage the product configuration backbone in Teamcenter® to provide a common definition of variability across the lifecycle. Take control of your product configurations – whether you deliver products with a defined set of supported variants, more complex products with an exponential number of possible variations and combinations, or engineered to order products that require new variants of parts and designs with every order.

When developing a new product, you need to be cost-conscious. No matter how great your product is, it cannot be successful without profitability.

Teamcenter product cost management supports the cost and value engineering approach at an early stage of the development process by providing cost transparency for products and tools. This approach enables a quantifiable decision base for cost-optimized products. With the integrated product profitability calculation in Teamcenter you can secure product investments by predicting future product costs and prices over the entire product lifecycle. Product cost management provides a digital twin of your product and tool costs which enables you to accurately represent planed and simulated costs. Product cost management increases speed and accuracy of request for quote responses which helps companies to win more business.

Requirements define products that customers will buy, but it’s not enough to simply manage requirements. You need to engineer requirements by connecting them to the product lifecycle, so everyone makes product decisions based on the correct, configured set of requirements. Teamcenter® product lifecycle management (PLM) captures requirements and allocates them to various downstream functions/features/product architectures - all while generating the reports, documentation, and dashboards to manage the requirements process. You can create, view, and edit requirements directly from familiar Microsoft® Office applications, including Microsoft Word and Excel®. Teamcenter connects product requirements with program plans, and verifies and validates (V&V) requirements with the correct tests, associated evidence, history, and more.

Complex products require the collaboration of stakeholders from many product domains and across the product lifecycle. Lack of coordination and visibility across teams results in scheduling conflicts, resource bottlenecks, and missed delivery dates. With program management solutions in Teamcenter®, you can develop complex products through integrated planning and execution in a single system. This integrated approach allows dependent teams across disciplines to effectively collaborate and communicate key information, ultimately shortening time to market. It also provides better visibility across projects, enabling leaders to anticipate and avoid problems rather than reacting after the fact.

Connect the disconnect across the value chain. Teamcenter Quality is a product family that is working seamlessly with several domains on the Teamcenter Collaboration Platform. Leveraging additional elements of the Teamcenter portfolio, Teamcenter Quality provides a closed-loop approach from design to manufacturing on the shop floor and backwards.

With highly intuitive search capabilities, Teamcenter visually presents search results in logical groups, making it easy for you to drill-down through product structures and relationships to quickly find what you are looking for. Teamcenter reporting and analytics provides you with a web-based, easy-to-use solution that compiles and aggregates data produced throughout the lifecycle from multiple data sources. Teamcenter® search and analytics capabilities provide you with a streamlined and intuitive product lifecycle management (PLM) search experience to help you quickly find the data you need. It literally puts PLM data at your fingertips, in a view that you can understand, when you need it.

Capitalize on the re-use of product knowledge from engineering and manufacturing to improve service planning and execution. Provide feedback to engineering to improve product designs for serviceability and reliability. Communicate and coordinate operational activities for greater compliance, faster service, and lower costs.

Create effective service plans for more profitable service operations. Maximize Service Knowledge and Requirements Management. Optimize Service Operations. Reduce Downtime with Integrated Asset Performance Management.

The pressure to shorten time-to-market while improving product performance drives the increased use of simulation throughout the product lifecycle. However, without some form of simulation management, simulation itself can become a process bottleneck.

Simulation data management helps get control of simulation data and processes to avoid common problems such as analyses performed on obsolete data, poor visibility to simulation results, and results arriving too late to drive design direction. Efficiently manage and share complex simulation to all your decision-makers ensuring the product is designed right the first time.

Software design management for embedded systems has an intrinsic interdependency with the design and management of electronics hardware and mechanical parts. Teamcenter-Polarion interoperability provides the ability to manage, link and trace software requirements and design objects (code, functions, test cases, models, etc.) to data from other domains, enabling you to better understand all the cross-domain relationships and dependencies in all phases of the product lifecycle. From requirements to delivery and maintenance, software design management supports the software lifecycle in the context of the entire product to accelerate product introduction, and ensure that software and hardware work together right from the start.

Teamcenter® PLM software provides a comprehensive approach to managing interactions with suppliers. You can coordinate processes and manage information, both internal and external, across all stages of your product lifecycle. You can drive early supplier involvement in product development and provide visibility into accurate supplier information across departments. Supplier information can be managed in context with the product structure to provide holistic views of your product.

Teamcenter's digital mockup and visualization capabilities allow everyone in the product lifecycle to access and collaborate with 2D and 3D design data and make informed decisions. PLM visualization, powered by JT technology, allows you to visualize and investigate your design data with ease. With JT2Go, which is available at no charge, you can easily collaborate on rich design data with all of your suppliers and external partners.

Streamlines your engineering and manufacturing processes by creating virtual prototypes from multiple mechanical computer-aided design (MCAD) formats instead of building costly physical prototypes to perform more specialized studies, such as ergonomics and path planning. Teamcenter is compatible with the latest VR devices, including the HTC Vive™, Oculus Rift™ and the zSpace® device, so you can perform form, fit and function studies, and conduct design reviews, by immersing yourself in the virtual world of the product’s digital twin.

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Start with PLM

For most of our customers, the first step on the PLM path is to take control of your product data and processes. Manage and share mechanical, electronics, software and simulation data, as well as documents and bills of materials (BOMs) in a single environment. Use standardized workflows and change processes to streamline your organization.

Extend the value

Next, take a look at related domains and processes. Manage requirements. Include suppliers. Connect engineering with manufacturing and service. Extend the value of PLM across the product lifecycle.

Transform your business

PLM can help you take your business to the next level. Apply transformational solutions to your product lifecycle for a profound business impact. Drive your product cost, quality and sustainability initiatives. Establish a systems-driven approach to product development.

Build on a solid PLM platform

A common platform supports every Teamcenter application. Among the many platform capabilities, Teamcenter features leading-edge deployment options to get your implementation up and running quickly with the most advanced and intuitive PLM user experience available.

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You'll see the confidence that you have a path to grow your PLM implementation when you need it.

 

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