PLM for Machine Builders

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Machine Building Software

Today’s industrial machinery market faces increased product complexity, global cost pressures, and low-margin projects. Part of these challenges stem from machine builders and their supporting departments working in isolation, using different processes, tools, and terminology.

To harness this complexity into a key competitive advantage, machine builders need cloud software that supports project management; machine configuration tools; and finally, blended ETO/CTO functionality. Armed with an instant-on, advanced machine engineering platform, machine builders can use built-in best practices to standardize product lifecycle management processes and deliver orders to the market faster than ever before.

Machine Building Software

Today’s industrial machinery market faces increased product complexity, global cost pressures, and low-margin projects. Part of these challenges stem from machine builders and their supporting departments working in isolation, using different processes, tools, and terminology.

To harness this complexity into a key competitive advantage, machine builders need cloud software that supports project management; machine configuration tools; and finally, blended ETO/CTO functionality. Armed with an instant-on, advanced machine engineering platform, machine builders can use built-in best practices to standardize product lifecycle management processes and deliver orders to the market faster than ever before.

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Improve processes with project management tools

Project management tools help machine builders monitor, trace, and deliver on product lifecycle management milestones. This is accomplished through real-time dashboards covering customer requirements, budgets and timelines. When organizations fail to adopt project management practices, they risk losing orders to low-cost global players and injuring staff morale. A cloud-based integrated approach to machine design that syncs with engineering software can make all the difference in maintaining a competitive position in the market and maintaining staff.

Satisfy customer requirements with machine configuration and reuse

Through a collaborative, Software as a Service (SaaS) PLM solution, the design, engineering, simulation, shop, and quality control departments can use machine configuration tools to instantly and securely synchronize the creation and duplication of all Computer-Aided Design (CAD) and Bill of Material (BOM) documents, saving time and resources. Furthermore, housing all documents in a single cloud software enables machine builders to readily find the right design and regulatory information at any time; share customer requirements across teams to orchestrate changes; and keep the global design chain updated against built-in best practices for end-to-end product lifecycle management.

Deliver products to market faster with blended ETO/CTO

To bring products to market faster, machine builders should leverage modular, engineer-to-order (ETO), and configure-to-order (CTO) functionality. By using ETO/CTO, the latest machine data is immediately stored within the software system, while the BOM can easily be referenced and reused across similar projects. Through this advanced machine engineering approach, machines can be built faster and more predictably. Data reuse across repeat orders also means repetitive tasks can be automated and streamlined, in turn reducing developmental time and costs.

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Adaptable PLM Foundation

Our set of dashboards, timelines, and budget sheets help machine builders optimize project and production processes within the digital enterprise, increasing efficiency, flexibility, and productivity.

Bill of Materials Management

Effective management of Bill of Materials (BOMs) is critical to ensuring customer expectations are met. With our tools, managing requirements, materials, and regulatory information are easier than ever.

Mechanical Design Management

Integrate, manage data and even optimize processes across mechanical, electrical, software and automation disciplines. Share and reuse data across a geographically distributed machinery design chain.

Modular Machine Engineering Process Management

Through a blended engineer-to-order (ETO) and configure-to-order (CTO) approach, machine builders can deliver products to market faster than ever before.

Product Configuration

With product configurations, machine builders can meet the demand for more varied and advanced product offerings, all while taking advantage of modular software tools to reuse data and bring products to market faster.

Product Requirements Engineering

In today’s complex market, customers have the power to change their machine requirements on a whim. Learn how to manage requirements at any time, from anywhere with our solution.

Project Management

With our tools, machine builders can directly connect PLM data, such as parts, documents, and requirements, to project tasks and deliverables. Project statuses then automatically update as work is completed.

Visualization, Digital Mockup & Virtual Reality

Project and process collaboration creates a holistic approach to engineering. By accounting for every factor in the design process upfront, machine builders can more easily manage change, saving time and resources.