Product Data Management

Product Data Management

What is Product Data Management?

Product data management (PDM) is a system for managing design data and engineering processes in one central location. Engineering teams benefit from using an engineering document management system with PDM capabilities because it helps to organize product-related information, track revisions, manage document version control, collaborate more effectively, manage engineering change orders, technical specifications and more. Our EDMS solution, ImageSite, provides teams with a single source for project data, and ensures engineers and other stakeholders are using the right versions and specifications---saving them time and avoiding mistakes.

Why is Product Data Management Important?

Using a PDM system helps ensure that all stakeholders share a common understanding about a product throughout its lifecycle. Ultimately, a PDM system helps you speed up product development, reduce development errors and costs, and use resources effectively.

PDM vs. PLM: What’s the difference?

Many people think PLM and PDM are the same thing, but that is not at all the case. PDM is an engineering tool, while PLM is an enterprise system. PDM helps manage engineering data, primarily data from CAD, and managed revisions and changes. While PDM focuses on managing design data as it relates to product development processes, PLM centers on reengineering product development and manufacturing processes as they relate to product lifecycles.

EDMS Software with Product Data Management Capabilities

Organizations need a system that supports complex product data during the design stage, while enabling easy-to-use distribution and collaboration features for all post-design activities. Our engineering document management system, handles the complex requirements of 2D/3D CAD product data management for engineering and design users. The solution also offers integrated document version control, design approval engineering workflows and engineering change order management capabilities for engineering and design users.

Our engineering document management solutions also provides many of the functions of Product Lifecycle Management systems.  An engineering managed PDM/PLM system is more than a “nice to have” solution, it’s a mission critical solution that tackles the challenges of managing files across departments and streamlining product development and product life cycle workflows.

 

 

Benefits of PDM Software

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Automatically recognize new versions of drawings and documents as they are created and added into the system, including both major and minor revisions.
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Control drawing/document check-out, check-in ensuring multiple versions of a file are controlled and allowing the organization to alert interested parties of a product file's status
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Enhance productivity and security by giving users the ability to automatically route documents to other users for approval, while maintaining a complete audit trail
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Automate the document release process which streamlines processes, including change requests and transmittals
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Integrate with title blocks and create drawing templates by product, location, file type and more
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Ensure product related files and statuses are managed for compliance, BOM management, and retention policies

Benefits and Features of EDMS Software with Product Data Management Capabilities

Our document management solutions help engineers create better designs, reduce errors and build a more efficient development cycle along with features including:

 

Benefits and Features of EDMS Software with Product Data Management Capabilities

Our document management solutions help engineers create better designs, reduce errors and build a more efficient development cycle along with features including:

 

eQuorum

eQuorum specializes in engineering workflow and document management. Our comprehensive, yet easy-to-use software provides the solution to manage data from design to manufacturing and production, to sales, support and administration.

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