Product Data Management / PDM

Product data management: (data) turbo for product development

Product Data Management / PDM

Use product data management (PDM) to make product development faster.


Product data management: (data) turbo for product development

Product data management (PDM) helps you quickly and more efficiently manage your design data and processes. Now use just one central solution for handling all development-related information and design processes. This will enable better collaboration and control at every stage of product development. Over the entire product life cycle, time and costs are also minimized while quality is improved.


Christian Klopf, Team Lead Customer Success

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Use Cases

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:

Managing Design Data

PDM improves the management of design and product-related data, people and processes. Prevent poorly organized and unprotected network folders or tables that are not kept up to date. Professionalize data management including centralizing data storage, setting permissions, backing up data and easily tracking files and revisions by using PDM solutions.

Optimize Cooperation

Use PDM to further optimize collaboration. PDM solutions provide functions for parallel development at different locations (simultaneous engineering) using managed or direct access options. Use versioning/revision functions to keep track of the status of design changes.

Extend CAD Data Management

Use PDM to extend data management. Don't just manage CAD data in the future, but optimize workflows and processes throughout product development, e.g., change and approvals management, design reviews, project management and BOM management. Costs can then be decreased and product quality increased.


Improved Cooperation

Use PDM systems to improve cooperation. Benefit from features for fast data sharing, file version control and change traceability.

Simplified Design Processes

Use PDM systems to simplify your design processes, for example, by automating change requests or BOM creation.

Reduced Risk of Error

Centrally save product and process data within the PDM system. Eliminate the risk of data loss, duplicate files and conflicting versions.

Faster Planning

Use the PDM system as a knowledge database and apply already known information for future product developments.

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:

Decades of Expertise

Rely on decades of practical knowledge in system integration and process consulting. CIDEON understands your business challenges in digital transformation and supports you with unique solutions along the entire value chain.

Customized Engineering

Benefit from customized solutions with CIDEON software and interfaces. Integrative, powerful and perfectly tailored to your individual requirements in day-to-day business.


End-to-End Process Consulting

Transform your digital requirements into corporate (added) value. We simplify your processes, map them digitally and make them economically viable - across functions and divisions throughout the entire product development process.  

International Cooperation

Place your trust in a strong group of companies. CIDEON is part of the family-run, globally active Friedhelm Loh Group and is guided by the principles of customer-focused and sustainable corporate management. 


CIDEON Support

Quality, speed and reliability in engineering play a crucial role in your success. All-round services are therefore as important as committed specialists and powerful software.

CIDEON Support gives you quick and easy answers to your questions, detailed information about products and solutions, and helpful tips and tricks.

Managed Services take us one step further: This service enables us to maintain an overview of your CAD/PDM/PLM environment and thus ensure your software's long-term operational reliability. You can then always be sure that your systems are always up to date and operable.

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CIDEON Headquarters

Cideon Software & Services GmbH & Co. KG
Lochhamer Schlag 11, 82166 Gräfelfing



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