Siemens PLM Software has implemented a new application based approach to product release, which the company says will simplify how manufacturers deploy its Teamcenter product lifecycle management system.
The new approach separates Teamcenter applications from being dependent on a specific version of the larger Teamcenter platform. As a result, new customer and market driven solutions will now be available up to three times faster, and customers will be able to implement new applications without being required to upgrade the platform. Siemens also announced the latest release of the Teamcenter platform, Teamcenter 10.
"Our separation of application releases from major platform updates significantly simplifies PLM implementation for our customers and is a game change in our market," said Eric Sterling, senior vice president, lifecycle collaboration software, Siemens PLM Software. "PLM customers need to be able to react quickly to changing demands. Our new approach to deliver targeted PLM applications that work across multiple versions of the Teamcenter platform will enable us to focus on developing applications that help transform our customers' businesses, and allows them to more easily take advantage of the latest and best in PLM. This approach provides customers a faster return on their PLM investment and gives them the agility required to stay ahead of their competition."
Siemens also released Teamcenter Rapid Start the product data management (PDM) software, which is designed to streamline the product development process by enabling businesses to quickly find, share and re-use product data. The product configuration delivers Teamcenter with a preconfigured PDM deployment.
Teamcenter Rapid Start uses the same software code as Teamcenter, so it provides a simple growth path to full PLM implementation, the company says. It provides multi-CAD data management capabilities that enable manufacturers to manage, control and share mechanical CAD data across the entire design and supply chain.
Teamcenter Rapid Start also manages everyday tasks and processes with preconfigured best practice workflows for engineering change and product release.
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