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Product Lifecycle Management

Manage the many moving parts of the product lifecycle.

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Product lifecycle management overview video (1:35 min.)

What is PLM?

Product lifecycle management provides enterprise-wide collaboration for all involved in the product lifecycle—from engineering and supply chain to quality and manufacturing. With everyone working from a central source, you can bring better products to market faster.

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Discover PLM benefits for your business

Our Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) discovery tool will have you answer a few questions and then send you a free personalized report with the details on how PLM can help your business.

Benefits of product lifecycle management

Get to market faster

Provide access to product data anytime, anywhere across departments and locations to eliminate bottlenecks, improve productivity, and reduce cycle time.

Reduce costs

Automate product development and manufacturing processes to streamline change orders, enable better supplier collaboration, and share detailed BOMs across the organization.

Create better products

Capture and share product quality information with engineering for closed-loop traceability and design improvements earlier in the development cycle.

What you can do with product lifecycle management

Replace complexity with control by automating workflows, tasks, and access to timely information.

  • Product data management

    Improve collaboration and design reuse, track revisions, reduce errors, and increase productivity with centralized data management of all product-related information.

  • Bill of materials

    Centrally manage and share structured product BOMs throughout the enterprise, ensuring that at any phase of a product’s lifecycle, stakeholders are working with the most up-to-date, accurate information.

  • New product development

    Configure project templates and standardize phase-gate milestones, deliverables, and tasks by product line, business unit, product team, or other designation.

  • Change management

    Gain a clear view of the details you need to submit, track, and approve change requests and change orders.

  • Quality management

    Automate quality workflows, track and record changes, and analyze quality metrics to prevent issues.

  • Supplier collaboration

    Stay connected 24/7 to your global supply chain with anytime, anywhere access to the information your extended organization needs for quoting, procurement, and supplier management.

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Product Lifecycle Management webinar series

Join our technical experts to see how PLM can help you get better products to market faster.

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Enterprise integrations made easy

Connect PLM with other business systems so you can extend the value of your product data to other departments and people. Gain insights and efficiency with cross-functional information sharing regardless of where your team is located.

See how companies are using product lifecycle management

Learn how Autodesk customers are using PLM software for greater efficiencies.

Hosokawa Micron

Product lifecycle management helps Hosokawa avoid missteps in product design and development through streamlined version control and enhanced workflows.

Aclara Technologies

Aclara uses product lifecycle management to streamline its new product introduction processes for global teams, including engineering, operations, and contract manufacturers.

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PLM software by Autodesk

Product lifecycle management software for connecting your organization's people, processes, and data.

Learn more about product lifecycle management

PLM business assessment

Answer a few questions and get a free personalized report.

Watch a webinar

Explore the Vault PLM webinar series.

Get started with product lifecycle management

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