What is PLM Software?
Product lifecycle management (PLM) can be defined as an information strategy: it builds a coherent data structure by consolidating systems. You can also call PLM an enterprise strategy: it lets global organizations work as a single team to design, produce, support and retire products, while capturing best practices and lessons learned along the way. At Siemens PLM Software, we view PLM as an information strategy, an enterprise strategy and, ultimately, a transformational business strategy. We see it as a comprehensive approach to innovation built on enterprise-wide access to a common repository of product information and processes.
PLM software allows companies to manage the entire lifecycle of a product efficiently and cost-effectively, from ideation, design and manufacture, through service and disposal. Computer-aided design (CAD), computer-aided manufacturing (CAM), computer-aided engineering (CAE), product data management (PDM) and digital manufacturing converge through PLM.
PLM is unique from other enterprise software solutions because it drives top-line revenue from repeatable processes. By providing the application depth and breadth needed to digitally author, validate and manage the detailed product and process data, PLM supports continuous innovation.
Product Lifecycle Management Software Redefines Business
PLM empowers your business to make unified, information-driven decisions at every stage in the product lifecycle. PLM solutions establish a cohesive platform to:
- Optimize relationships along the lifecycle and across organizations.
- Maximize the lifetime value of your business' product portfolio.
- Set up a single system of record to support diverse data needs.
Siemens PLM Software Products
Teamcenter® is the world’s most widely used PLM software. Teamcenter powers innovation and improves productivity by connecting people across global product development and manufacturing organizations with the product and process knowledge they need to succeed.
NX™ offers the industry's broadest suite of integrated, fully associative CAD/CAM/CAE applications. NX touches the full range of development processes in product design, manufacturing and simulation, allowing companies to encourage the use of best practices by capturing and re-using product and process knowledge.
Fibersim™ is a suite of software that supports all of the unique and complex design and manufacturing methodologies necessary for you to engineer innovative, durable and lightweight products and parts made of advanced composite materials.
Syncrofit™ is a family of specialized engineering products for designing and manufacturing complex assemblies and large aerostructures. It allows you to author and manage the assembly interfaces and hundreds of thousands of fasteners that are typical in an airframe.
Seat Design Environment (SDE) is software that's fully integrated into commercial 3D CAD systems, for designing and manufacturing innovative transportation seat systems and interior components.
LMS™ provides a portfolio of mechatronic simulation software, testing systems and engineering services. With multi-domain and mechatronic simulation solutions, LMS addresses complex engineering challenges associated with intelligent system design and model-based systems engineering.
Tecnomatix® is a comprehensive portfolio of digital manufacturing solutions that deliver innovation by linking all manufacturing disciplines together with product engineering – from process layout and design, process simulation and validation, to manufacturing execution.
Velocity Series is a comprehensive family of modular, yet integrated solutions addressing PLM in the mid-market:
Solid Edge™ with synchronous technology
- CAM Express™
PLM Components enable diverse manufacturing enterprises to seamlessly share information and data with their partners and suppliers, regardless of the PLM applications used by the different organizations.