PLM: The Future Belongs to Open Platforms

Monolithic PLM systems will in future be replaced by modular platforms like CONTACT Elements that are easier to introduce, extend and customize. CIMdata is convinced that this trend is what will make it possible to move from product data management to product lifecycle management.


Commercial Vehicle Technology: New Early-Phase Development Process

The commercial vehicles sector is facing change driven by factors such as globalization, urbanization and stricter environmental protection regulations. And this also has an impact on product development. A study carried out at MAN Truck & Bus looked into what can be achieved by optimizing the early development phase.


Process Management: Neutral Process Models Support Integration

The mapping of procedural product development models to project processes suitable for implementation is no easy task. That is why standardized reference processes and enterprise-specific best practices often coexist. A new, neutral systematic definition of project processes in PDM/PLM simplifies matters.