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What is Product Lifecycle Management (PLM)?

In today’s business environment, it is a necessity that you control your information flow at every step of the production process. Epicor Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) allows your company to manage and track all information about your products from their initial design stages to final manufacturing. By covering everything from engineering to sourcing, PLM manages everything that comes into contact with your product development process.

Why Do I Need PLM?

To keep your business competitive, management must unify knowledge with action. PLM helps you do this while making your business more efficient and getting you closer to maximizing profit.

The specific benefits of PLM include the software’s product data management, CAD integration, document management, and production engineering features. These features collectively reduce your administrative expenses and the time you spend tracking down information, helping you achieve an overall goal of more efficiency.

Streamlining Product Launch

With PLM, you are totally in control of your product launches with many intuitive tools at your disposal. Using PLM’s task-based workflow, project phase control, and master control, you will get maximum clarity throughout all stages of a project.

PLM also shares product cost analysis, does test reporting, and requires an electronic sign-off on any phase. Additionally, it streamlines your email correspondence, reducing your time looking for email chains or specific messages.

Quality Procedure Documentation

Epicor PLM offers your business a significant opportunity for improving your quality management. With features for quality product documentation, quality process documentation, automated routing approval, and versioning, your business process will become more transparent while reducing the chance of errors and inconsistencies.

Software Support and Compatibility

One of the best things about PLM is how easily it integrates with other software your business uses. These programs include but are not limited to CATIVA v5, Pro/Engineer, Unigraphics, SolidWorks, SolidEdge, Inventor, MicroStation, OneSpace Designer, and AutoCAD.

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Your business’s success depends on the high integration of business processes throughout your organization. Epicor PLM supports your end-to-end business needs and offers transparency between engineering and the plant floor.

Integrating Epicor with your CAD system will ensure the right product is produced with the right build and bill of material (BOM) with complete project oversight of the entire process. With Epicor PLM, information will be available to you anytime and anywhere.