PLM360 is a scalable, fully integrated
Product Lifecycle Management system
Vault WHAT MAKES
PLM360 offers seamlessly
Workflow management, workflow
Document and enterprise project
Management management built on a
semantic data structure
allows it to represent
complex data models while
Multi-Site providing quick and easy
access to information.
2. DOCUMENT MANAGEMENT
Vaulting, security and versioning
At the core of PLM360 is a secure vault which
provides both maximum encryption and compression.
This protects your valuable intellectual property as
well as facilitates regular backups. Role-based
access controls (RBAC) are configured for privileges
such as access, modification, printing and
distribution. Concurrent access to files is coordinated
via check-in /check-out privileges, with logged access
and disciplined revision commenting. Non-
destructive versioning of files means that revision
history is never lost and any previous revision can be
accessed at anytime with detailed modification history
facilitating audits and traceability.
Locally installed office and CAD applications are directly
integrated into Document Management so that users
may retrieve existing documents directly from the
Document Management repository, make changes, and
save the changed document back to the repository as a
new version, all without leaving PLM360.
Searching and viewing
Users can quickly search the vault for document content, versions, history, user access and metadata. The
embedded document viewer can display hundreds of 2D and 3D document formats with red-lining and
annotations. CAD geometry can be accurately measured with the ability to show/hide parts and layers and
navigate to related detailed information such as product requirements and assembly instructions.
Collaboration, red-lining and notification
All users access documents by reference to a single master document avoiding multiple copies of different
versions. Files can be sent by reference to remote locations within e-mails and chat sessions avoiding large
file attachments and unnecessary bandwidth usage along with not creating a duplicate copy of the file.
Documents can then be red-lined and annotated for changes. Users can initiate a secure chat or apply a
sticky note to the file. Users are then provided with instantaneous notification of document updates and
changes, which keeps them informed of any activities occurring on that document. These notifications are
provided though PLM360 or via email or portable device and a full history is maintained.
PLM360's Workflow Manager provides a
powerful business process automation
system ensuring an easy
implementation of best business and
engineering practices across
departments, the extended enterprise,
and the entire supply chain. Processes
can be improved by standardizing
workflows to ensure that tasks are
assigned on time and to the right people.
The Workflow Manager is integrated with
both Project Management and the
Document Management to ensure
resources are available and the assigned
tasks are associated to the correct
revisions of all documents.
PLM360 is packaged with a library of
Best-Practice workflow templates such
as ECRs, ECOs, to get you started quickly.
These can be modified and new workflows created with the drag-and-drop Workflow Template Designer. The easy
to use and intuitive graphical user interface allows the creation of highly complex workflows incorporating resource
swim lanes for enhanced process clarity. The workflow templates created can be saved and reused, ensuring that
business and engineering knowledge can easily be captured and replicated in a consistent manner.
Tasks can be assigned to individuals or by user type and those involved in a workflow receive notifications through
PLM360’s Task List or through email. The Task List provides each user with a quick overview of their current
responsibilities. Once activated, workflows can be modified, or tasks can be reassigned. A workflow can thus be
modified “on-the-fly”, without having to halt a process in order to create a new one.
PLM360 has Workflow Monitoring and Workflow Reporting components to ensure that task evolution is efficiently
managed during its entire lifecycle, and that all activities are logged for traceability analysis and historical trending
analysis. Managers can also see who is working on what task and receive automated notifications at every stage.
4. ENTERPRISE PROJECT MANAGEMENT
Project Management (EPM)
system enables concurrent
access and real-time
collaboration of complex multi-tier
projects and portfolios across
boundaries. The technical
foundation includes PLM360
software for managing product
information and process
Portfolios of large numbers of parallel projects are easily managed, as the user experience was designed from the
start to be very intuitive, adaptive and responsive. Portfolios management of unlimited size with complex nested
projects is simplified through advanced features such as load-on-demand providing rapid graphical navigation and
drill-down to the level of detail required. Portfolios can be designed for long-term management of complex
programs or rapidly created using templates derived from your best practices. PLM360 allows for portfolio analysis
which provides a high level view of multiple projects.
The resources management component is critical to both project management and workflow, providing maintenance
of detailed information for contacts, roles, competences, job titles with direct links to current and forecasted
employee workload. PLM360 enables role-based knowledge capture of best-practices including cost and perfor-
As the lifecycle of project tasks are transitioned from planning to execution mode, any assigned resource will auto-
matically receive all the relevant information related to those tasks. Additionally, as work is executed and reported
in the timesheet system, it is reflected instantly within the project management system visible on the GANTT chart
showing planned and actual effort, also available in all detailed analysis reports.
The dashboard provides crystal clear visibility with full informa-
tion disclosure of ongoing project, cost and resource status in a
simple and concise layout. It involves all stakeholders from
executive-level reporting to workshop-floor and timesheet
Prompt decision-making prior to problem impact is enabled
through a commonly used graphical user interface. This is
enhanced with early warning indicators and real-time process
monitoring at every level of the project structure and during its
PLM360 provides automatic drilldown charts, dash-
boards, and custom reports. As a project manager or a
senior executive, there are typically six project health
criteria that are of particular interest at any point in time:
• Cost (Are we on budget?)
• Resources (Are we properly staffed?)
• Scope (Are we focused on the project mandate?)
• Time (Are we on schedule?)
• Quality (Are we tracking defects?)
• Actions (Are we properly addressing outstanding
Data collection within PLM 360 is an extension of what the project team normally does, rather than a separate exer-
cise. No matter the complexity of the project metrics that your organization is using, PLM 360’s inherent flexibility
allows you to use the variables you choose to measure your projects’ health.
PLM 360 is designed from the ground up to be easily scalable form a single site to a multi-site implementation. There
is no need for additional software installation or cumbersome database configurations. All one needs is two or more
PLM360 servers that are connected to each other and the data will be synchronized and the united enterprise can
share projects, tasks, notifications, resources and processes all in real-time.
Designed from the ground up as a Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), PLM360 provides our customers with an
adaptable, flexible and open architecture for a seamless coexistence within your current IT infrastructure. This
enables greater collaboration within the extended enterprise by drawing upon a wider pool of resources thus allowing
for improved innovation during the product development cycle.
For more information contact us at:
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