Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) is a holistic corporate approach to managing and controlling the product data that accumulates in the course of the complete product lifecycle, from planning to disposal or recycling. The aim is to improve the product development process through data management, thereby increasing development productivity. Data inconsistencies are to be avoided in the management of the product life cycle. Targeted change management with comprehensive authorization management is just as useful for product lifecycle management as, for example, bill of materials management systems, product structure management and variant and alternatives management.
In this SoftGuide section you will find an overview of Product Lifecycle Management software. The PLM software listed here supports the implementation of strategic concepts to manage products throughout their entire product lifecycle. This usually includes not only configuration management, innovation and idea management but also enables manufacturing process planning or PDM integration. PLM software supports the efficient design of workflows in all processes of the product lifecycle.