PLM | Data Management

What is PLM?

Product lifecycle management is the process of managing the entire lifecycle of a product from inception, through engineering design and manufacture, to service and obsolescence of manufactured products. PLM integrates people, data, processes and business systems and provides a product information backbone for companies and their extended enterprise. PTC Windchill is implemented to maximise the benefits of PLM.

What is Data Management?

Data management is the practice of collecting, keeping, and using data securely, efficiently, and cost-effectively. The goal of data management is to help people, organisations, and connected things optimise the use of data within the bounds of policy and regulation so that they can make decisions and take actions that maximise the benefit to the organisation.
The term data is increasingly replaced by information or even knowledge in a non-technical context. Thus, data management has become information management or knowledge management.
A robust data management strategy is becoming more important than ever as organisations increasingly rely on intangible assets to create value.

Windchill Tools

Windchill PDM Link

A web-based master product data management repository that also helps teams manage critical processes such as change/configuration management, and detailed design.

Windchill Projectlink

Windchill ProjectLink provides secure data and project management for product development. Windchill ProjectLink offers managers and project leaders the ability to. track a project’s progress. Windchill helps users see detailed, up-to-date, product and part information. Windchill ProjectLink also gives the capability of supplier collaboration.

Windchill MPMLink

Windchill MPMLink supports manufacturing process management (MPM) processes using an integral solution where product, process, and resource data are all managed in a single system – without the need for data duplication.

Windchill PartsLink

Increase your engineering productivity, reduce product cost and reach faster times to market. Windchill PartsLink allows you to standardise parts, perform high-speed parametric classification searches and promote reuse of components across your engineering organisation.

FlexPLM

The retail industry is changing at a rapid pace. To stay competitive, retailers are turning to product lifecycle management (PLM) software for streamlining processes, increasing visibility, and fostering collaboration.
Recently ranked as the leading retail PLM software by IDC, PTC’s FlexPLM solution leverages the latest technologies including the Internet of Things (IoT) and Augmented Reality (AR) in addition to core PLM capabilities, to transform the way you design, develop and source products.

Windchill Quality

Windchill Quality Solutions combines product quality, reliability, and risk management capabilities into a single, integrated toolset. With one platform hosting several critical, quality-related analyses that take place across the product development lifecycle, Windchill Quality Solutions uniquely offers the ability to share quality information both natively throughout the suite and connected with PTC Windchill engineering or manufacturing Bill of Materials.