Data management makes product development easier, faster and more efficient and is driven by product data management (PDM) and product lifecycle management (PLM). PDM applications in day-to-day business are many and varied:
Product Data Management (PDM) refers to the management of all relevant design and product data as well as processes and people in the design and construction phase. With PDM, you manage your design data and processes not only faster but also more efficiently.
PDM systems enable company-wide professional management of all documents required during product development, e.g. CAD models, drawings, calculations, office data or specification and test report data. PDM systems thus ensure, among other things, professional change management, secure document management or versioning or revisioning that can be traced at any time.
In addition: With the specific CIDEON interfaces you can connect all common ERP systems with the PDM system that suits you best.
You can also use PDM as the basis for your Product Lifecycle Management (PLM). Enable the management and control of data and processes along the entire product lifecycle - starting from the initial concept to the end of the product's life.
Start benefiting from a centralized solution for handling all development-related information and design processes. Not only will you realize better collaboration and control at every stage of your product development. Over the entire product lifecycle, you also minimize time and costs - while improving quality.
Your software solution for a consistent configuration process
CIDEON Conify connects data consistently from the sales as well as the engineering phase to automatically provide PDM-compliant CAD data of the configured product. This creates the basis for the subsequent engineering-to-order and generation of ERP-specific parts lists, work schedules and production processes according to customer requirements, enabling the creation of individual products quickly and according to specifications.
Benefit from, among other things:
- Automation of daily tasks in the processing of configurable products
- Consistent data quality
- Ensuring uniform standards for all process participants
Conify is the ideal combination of CONnection and CONfiguration!
Our Added Values
CIDEON advises and supports companies in optimizing their product development processes - from conception and engineering to manufacturing and service. We stand for:
PLM / PDM Applications
CIDEON solutions for change management: Manage designs, save processes. Change management software from CIDEON.
PDM and PLM systems enable enterprise-wide document management without system breaks.
The performance of PDM systems in versioning and revisioning is clearly superior to conventional solutions.
With Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), you automate all processes in your value chain.
FAQ about Product Data Management (PDM)
PDM is the abbreviation for Product Data Management and refers to the management of all relevant design and product data as well as processes and people in the design and construction phase.
A PDM System is a technical solution that you use to manage design and product data as well as processes and people.
Prodcut Data Management (PDM) stands for a central solution to handle all product-related information and design processes. Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) builds on this and enables the management and control of data and processes along the entire product lifecycle - starting from the initial concept to the end of the product's life.
PDM works much like an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. PDM systems, such as Autodesk Vault, are compatible with popular existing data management solutions. They capture, store and manage all important information from design and construction, such as master data, parts lists, construction drawings or CAD models.
PDM systems are the technological basis for efficient product data management. They enable consistent data, clean processes and better collaboration in product development.
Yes. A PDM system enables professional change management during product development.
Yes, PDM systems ensure professional company-wide management of all required documents, e.g. CAD models, drawings, calculations, office data or specification and test report data, during product development.
PDM or a PDM system automatically synchronizes tasks, lists and project structures with the information they contain. Thus, the system supports you, for example, in the generation of BOMs, the maintenance of BOM information, and the reconciliation of BOMs from mechanical and electrical engineering.
With a PDM system, you improve the management of design and product-related data. You can store all the data you need centrally, back it up, assign authorizations to it, and track individual files or revisions.
Yes. PDM solutions offer functions for parallel development at distributed locations (simultaneous engineering) using controlled or direct access options.
Yes. The most common PDM systems focus on the scalability of customer-specific requirements and solutions.
There is a wide range of PDM systems available. CIDEON is an Autodesk and SAP Platinum Partner and cooperates with other market-leading providers. We will be happy to advise you on the selection and implementation of a solution for efficient product data management that is tailored to your needs.
The requirements for efficient product data management are very individual and are represented on the market with a large number of systems. CIDEON will be happy to advise you on the selection and implementation of a solution for efficient product data management/PDM system that is tailored to your needs.
Yes. With the various CIDEON interfaces you can connect all common ERP systems with the respective PDM systems.
Yes! We have decades of expertise as a system integrator and process consultant and enable the fast and flexible preparation, implementation and use of your data.
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