Confronting Product Complexity, Connectivity

In the age of the Internet of Things (IoT), product companies face unprecedented change. Complex, connected products incorporate hardware, software and electronics into systems that communicate with other products, services and people via always-on Internet connections.

The Complexity Challenge

Product complexity has increased exponentially and continues to accelerate, raising many new challenges:






Coordinating mechanical, software and electronics





Managing suppliers that control critical technologies





Coordinating mechanical, software and electronics





Coordinating mechanical, software and electronics

Traditional PDM technologies and implementations have failed to keep pace.  Legacy architectures with tightly interdependent hard-coded applications, data and process models result in systems that take years to implement and are complex and expensive to upgrade.  Worst of all, legacy PDM systems are focused on managing 3D CAD designs  leaving other critical processes including software, electronics, requirements, process planning, technical publications and quality disconnected and under-served.