siemens.com/teamcenterTEAMCENTER:Simplifying PLMAnswers for industry.
2Manage complexity withsimplified PLM2It can take thousands – perhapsmillions – of decisions to create a greatproduct. Not just the big milestonedecisions, but all the small decisionsthat lead up to them. Anyone in yourextended enterprise can make a decisionat any time that makes a differencein a product’s success or failure.Add to this the complexity of yourproducts. As technology becomes moresophisticated, electronic and softwarecomponents are just as essential asmechanical parts. Yet, the interfacesbetween components are all too oftenoverlooked until late in the develop-ment process.You may need to factor in best practicesand formulas, and no matter whatbusiness you’re in, you must alsoconsider regulatory requirements,environmental impact, cost and qualityas you take a new product to market.Product lifecycle management (PLM)can bring together all the productinformation and processes you need inone centralized system. You can takea systems-driven approach to productdevelopment to unify your productlifecycle. But how can you prevent thecomplexity of the product lifecycle itselffrom overwhelming your users – or yourIT department?Teamcenter® software from SiemensPLM Software is all about PLM,simplified.Deliver increasinglycomplex products whilemaximizing productivityand streamliningoperations.
3Teamcenter simplifies PLM by takingthe guesswork out of the deploymentprocess. We deliver a flexible portfolioof focused applications organized toallow you to strategically grow yourPLM maturity in a way that makessense for you.Start with PLM. For most of ourcustomers, the first step on the PLMpath is to take control of your productdata and processes. Manage and sharemechanical, electronics, software andsimulation data, as well as documentsand bills of materials (BOMs) in asingle environment. Use standardizedworkflows and change processes tostreamline your organization.Extend the value. Next, take a lookat related domains and processes.Manage requirements. Includesuppliers. Connect engineering withmanufacturing and service. Extendthe value of PLM across the productlifecycle.Transform your business. PLM canhelp you take your business to thenext level. Apply transformationalsolutions to your product lifecycle for aprofound business impact. Drive yourproduct cost, quality and sustainabilityinitiatives. Establish a systems-drivenapproach to product development.Build on a solid PLM platform.A common platform supports everyTeamcenter application. Among themany platform capabilities, Teamcenterfeatures leading-edge deploymentoptions to get your implementationup and running quickly with the mostadvanced and intuitive PLM userexperience available.Grow your PLM maturitywith Teamcenter
4Start with PLMManage mechanical, electronics,software and simulation data in asingle environmentDo these challenges sound familiar?• Keep global design teams in synch• Understand how mechanical, electricaland software designs work together• Find the right design information• Duplicate designs with too little re-use• Enable design collaboration, managingdependencies and relationships• Validate products and analysis quicklyand accuratelyTeamcenter can help you take controlof your multi-CAD and multi-domaindesign processes, including mechanical,electronics, software and simulation dataand manage that data in a single securesource. You can access, assemble and re-use your company’s valuable intellectualproperty and validate the quality andcompleteness of design data beforerelease to manufacturing.Manage product documents andtechnical publicationsTeamcenter provides easy-to-usedocument management and technicalauthoring and publishing tools to optimizedocumentation. Using the familiarMicrosoft Office suite, you can createand manage documents in accordancewith product development processes andyour data control protocols. This helpsyou establish a single source of productdevelopment knowledge for creating andmanaging documents.Document management includes version/revision control, workflow, data links,printing controls, product data and changemanagement. The software also enablesadvanced authoring and publishing ofstructured documents, such as partscatalogs and service manuals, withinthe product development environment,helping you manage text, graphics andtranslations, change management, multi-media/channel publication and documentvariants.
5Manage the BOM lifecycleTeamcenter enables you to manageyour complete product BOM, whetheryour products consist of 10 parts thatyou manage with basic processesand tools, contain millions of parts,or comes in hundreds or thousandsof configurations, requiring moreadvanced management tools, flexibilityand scalability.Maintaining an accurate BOMdefinition for all stakeholders can bea struggle, especially in the face ofincreasing product complexity, evolvingorganizations, changing productlifecycles and dynamic supply chains.Users don’t trust the data they findbecause it is often incorrect or out-of-date. Adding to this complexity, manyparts of the organization maintain theirown representation of the BOM. Tryingto keep these representations in synchinevitably leads to costly mistakes.Teamcenter provides a complete,common source of BOM informationacross your organization. Coupled withtools that simplify end-user interaction,using Teamcenter helps you ensureBOM accuracy, re-use proven contentin new products and meet or exceedmarket demands for more advancedand varied product offerings.Manage PLM processesToo often, planning and executionare disconnected. Workers may beunsure about the next step in a process.Managers may spend far too much timetracking down statuses/deliverablesand reconciling work management andexecution systems. Program leadersmay find it difficult to coordinate cross-functional teams. Change managementis slow, costly and error-prone.PLM helps you effectively manageprocesses to ensure the right data isdelivered at the right time, at the rightlocation, to the right person with theproper authority to do the work.Teamcenter helps you streamlineoperations by reducing the manualeffort and cost of managing processes,enabling you to incorporate bestpractices while bridging the gapbetween planning and execution.Take control ofyour product dataand processes.
6Connect engineering,requirements,manufacturing,service and suppliers.
7Incorporate the voice of the customer into your productsGiving your customers what they want is a requirement forsuccess, yet it can be a challenge if customer requirements arecaptured only in standalone documents that are hard to findand out of date. Customer/contractual compliance may not befully implemented in the products you bring to market.With the aid of Teamcenter, you can expect to:• Reduce time and effort with a single source for generatingand managing requirement documents• Improve quality by linking requirements to functional,logical and physical implementation• Ensure compliance by defining, managing and tracingcustomer requirements across the entire product lifecycleImprove service operationsThe lack of a common, accurate asset/product knowledgebase inhibits efficient service lifecycle management. Thiscan lead to ordering the wrong parts due to lack of assetconfiguration, status and history; low first-time fix rates andrepeat service events.Using Teamcenter, you can establish a single knowledge baseto support service and product engineering while improvingservice operations.This capability includes meticulous product and assetservice planning that enables you to create and managedetailed, accurate service plans and documentation. It alsoenables lean service operations, which help you define andschedule service work, deliver service tasks with all necessaryinformation at the point of service and capture eventresults. Teamcenter also makes it easy for you to generatedocumentation such as service manuals and parts catalogs.Connect engineering with manufacturingShifting market demand, increasing competitive pressuresand resource constraints require you to continuously improvemanufacturing processes. You need new strategies to helpyou streamline operations, boost productivity and maintainquality.With Teamcenter, you can manage business processes,from the early stages of design to the actual productionlaunch and beyond. Teamcenter enables a truly concurrentengineering environment that allows you to leverage productdesigns while simultaneously optimizing and synchronizingmanufacturing deliverables. This helps you better managelifecycle costs, be more productive across multiple domainsand maintain product quality targets.Collaborate with suppliers around the worldCorporate mergers and acquisitions often leave in theirwake disconnected global teams of partners and suppliers.Yet, great products are increasingly designed and validateddigitally with the aid of a globally distributed supply chain.While suppliers can play different roles in your productlifecycles, they often must deal with multi-CAD environmentsand multiple processes that vary from customer to customer.Suppliers need a communication tool to participate in PLMprocesses, and OEMs need to quickly collaborate with newsuppliers while protecting intellectual property. Teamcenterenables suppliers and OEMs to work collaboratively usingaccurate, up-to-date information. This brings more visibilityto supplier performance while reducing administrative laborcosts spent dealing with data exchange issues.Extend the value of PLM
8Improve product qualityPLM can help you take your business tothe next level. When you successfullyapply transformational solutions to yourproduct lifecycle, quality, safety and reli-ability improve dramatically. PLM helpsyou meet requirements from customers aswell as regulators.Quality products require smarter decisions,including trade-offs between cost, time-to-market and meeting design intent. Manyof the quality solutions today are segregat-ed applications which require additionalexpense. This can impact quality whileincreasing the risk of repeat issues.Teamcenter helps you increase quality bycollecting issues from sales and marketingthrough design engineering to production.This enables smarter decisions across theglobal enterprise.Align cost management withproduct developmentProfit margins suffer if you don’t have vis-ibility into what drives costs. Teamcenterprovides you with a complete set of toolsfor managing costing throughout the de-velopment and manufacturing processes.These holistic cost modeling tools enableparametric, predictive and detailed costestimation on a program-by-programbasis. Accurate, detailed cost estimates areTransform your business8
9based on common information,such as cost of materials, labor andmanufacturing processes, providing clearvisibility into how decisions impact cost.Teamcenter helps support your costmodel across all corporate functions.Engineering can anticipate the costimpact of change. Purchasing and salescan have open and clear fact-basednegotiations and should-cost analysis.Finance can estimate the profitability ofa program.Create sustainable products andcomply with regulations“Going green” is no longer a choicefor manufacturers. Environmentalcompliance is required by law and thevolume and complexity of regulationscontinues to grow. Manufacturers mustreport on the quantity and concentrationlevels of every material and substanceused in their products. Failure to complywith regulations is costly. You canbe fined and banned from markets.The damage to your brand can bedevastating.Teamcenter enables you to implementforward-looking strategies such asDesign for the Environment to pro-actively assess the impact materialchoices will have on downstreamprocesses. You can minimize errors andre-work by automating the suppliermaterial and substance declarationrequest process and reduce the risk ofnoncompliance by enabling compliancegrading and reporting.Ensure product performance withsystems engineeringTeamcenter can help you mitigateunforeseen costs and manufactur-ing issues, system failures due tosubsystems integration issues, interfacediscrepancies, lack of product datare-use, the inability to assess the impactof design or requirement changesand being forced to make substantialcompromises late in the process.Using Teamcenter, you can constructa systems-level behavioral, functionaland logical definition to help ensureproducts perform as intended. You cancapture, model and simulate systemand subsystem interaction beforegenerating physical prototypes. Youcan also combine systems engineeringwith integrated product definition,cross-domain design management,manufacturing processes, assemblyplants and service planning.Drive product cost,quality, sustainabilityand systems engineering.
10Streamlined and intuitive PLM userexperienceTeamcenter provides a streamlined andintuitive PLM user experience to accommo-date a wide range of users.For power users, such as engineers anddesigners who need access to advancedPLM capabilities, Teamcenter provides ahigh performance client that makesit easy to complete complex and demand-ing tasks.For mobile workers who may need accessto Teamcenter while they’re away fromtheir desks, even when there is no internetconnection, Teamcenter Mobility™provides secure and easy access to PLManywhere, anytime.For extended enterprise users, such asyour executives or sales and marketingteam members who simply need an au-thoritative data source to accomplish spe-cific tasks, Teamcenter Active Workspaceprovides a simple, web-based intuitiveinterface. You can see the big picture soyou can be productive immediately andmake smarter decisions. Active Workspaceprovides a streamlined experience acrossany device.Proven platform capabilities youcan rely onTeamcenter’s proven platform capabilitiesprovide you with a strong PLM foundation.Powerful visualization capabilities enableyou to communicate clearly in 3D usingthe JT™ data format, for viewing andsharing lightweight 3D product data.Build on the powerful PLM platform
11Best-in-class security, including supportfor rigorous export control initiativessuch as International Traffic in ArmsRegulations (ITAR), ensures that yourintellectual property is always protected.Other critical platform capabilities, suchas classification, collaboration, reportingand analytics, complete a robust andfuture-proof PLM foundation.Flexible deployment optionsTeamcenter can be deployed in a singlelocation or on a global scale with suppli-ers and partners. The Teamcenter openand extensible platform has the flexibil-ity to grow with you over time.Deploy PDM quickly, andcost-effectivelyIf you want to get up and running withbasic product data management (PDM)quickly, Teamcenter Rapid Start includespreconfigured capabilities that take theguesswork out of your deployment pro-cess.Teamcenter Rapid Start’s multi-CADdata management capabilities enableyou to manage, control and share CADdata across your entire design and sup-ply chain. Regardless of the CAD toolsyou use, your cross-functional teams canquickly find, share and re-use productdata. You can also manage everydaytasks with preconfigured workflowsfor engineering change and productrelease.Take Teamcenter to the cloudTeamcenter supports cloud deploymentso you can move some or all of your PLMcomputing infrastructure to a third-partycloud service provider. This approachenables fast and flexible Teamcenterdeployment without heavy upfronthardware investments.With Teamcenter on the cloud, you onlyneed to perform configuration and uservalidation. Then you can dynamicallyscale your cloud infrastructure up ordown as needed.
12Industry solutionsTeamcenter delivers solutionsacross industriesEvery company feels the pressure todevelop the right products, closelymanage costs and improve time-to-market. Yet, there are differences inthe challenges facing your companybecause of the industry you are in.Teamcenter addresses the needsof companies across industries,including yours.Aerospace and defense The aerospace and defense industry facesdifficult challenges. Aircraft productionand orders for new aircraft are near recordhighs. Private companies are launchingvehicles into space. Yet, declining defenseexpenditures mean fiercer competition forfewer programs.Teamcenter enables aerospace anddefense manufacturers to dramaticallyimprove technical performance, costs andschedules. You can execute to the plan;virtually verify technical, production andin-service performance; and seamlesslyand securely share knowledge and bestpractices.Automotive and transportationAutomakers and their suppliers areanswering consumer demands forimproved performance, infotainment,comfort, connectivity and safety, as wellas responding to government regulationsfor fuel economy and sustainability.Operating on a global scale requiresautomakers to build cars that delightconsumers throughout the world, whilealso taking into account local marketconditions. Balancing all of theseoften-conflicting factors is a staggeringchallenge.Using Teamcenter, you can managevehicle and product complexity witha PLM process that combines systemsengineering with an integrated productdefinition. You can define, develop anddeliver the right products for the rightmarket opportunities.
13Consumer products and retailIncreasing regulatory control economicuncertainty, and global expansionhas challenged consumer productsmanufacturers and retailers. Yourcompany must maintain and developbrand value while meeting demand,growing profitably, and ensuringenvironmental compliance.Teamcenter helps you capture andcontrol product requirements andinformation in a centralized, trustedrecord. You have the right informationyou need to make the right decisionsand build brand value.Energy and utilitiesSustaining the per capita level ofenergy consumption and supportingemerging markets requires new waysof generating power more safely andeconomically, while reducing waste andbuilding a more reliable electric grid.Teamcenter helps establish a long terminformation management platformthat can be used to optimize newplant initiatives and upgrades; designequipment and manage supply chains;ensure compliance with regulatory,contracting and licensing requirements;commission and maintain assets inoperation; and provide support fordecommissioning at end of life.Oil, gas and refineriesThe oil and gas industry is tappingenergy from deep water, tar sands,shale gas fields and other sources.The industry faces a tough regulatoryenvironment and must reduce pollutionand produce cleaner energy.Teamcenter helps you manage assetlifecycle information with solutionsfor project execution including themanagement of design models andtest documents; engineering andproject change histories with digitalsignatures and keep a lifetime’s worth ofspecifications, requirements, equipmentmaintenance and procurement records.13
14Electronics and semiconductorEver-shortening product lifecycles and razor-thin marginsare among the challenges facing the electronics andsemiconductor industry. Electronics companies mustcontinuously deliver new products to meet the challengesof rapid obsolescence, increasing competition and growingproduct complexity. Semiconductor device manufacturers aredeveloping system-on-a-chip (SoC) and integrated circuit (IC)devices in an environment of increased feature content andreduced prices.Teamcenter helps you optimize innovation throughout theproduct lifecycle; maximize the re-use of proven intellectualproperty for device and product designs; and build a secureand scalable collaboration platform.Medical devices and pharmaceuticalsMedical device and pharmaceutical manufacturers arecontinuously innovating to bring new and better products tothe healthcare market, and to improve the length and qualityof life for aging and growing populations. Manufacturers arechallenged by increased regulation, limited resources, risingcosts and global competition – which all hurt profitability andtime-to-market. Managing the product lifecycle processes isnot enough. Control and predictability are necessary to besuccessful.Teamcenter helps you control your product lifecycleprocesses, with better visibility for program execution,assessing requirements, and managing risk so youcan increase the utilization of resources, enable morecollaboration, and reduce the time and cost for regulatorysubmissions and production ramp up.
15Industrial machineryReduced capital spending has led companies to postponepurchases of new equipment. Instead they have chosen torefurbish and service current machinery. To meet demand,industrial machinery manufacturers must manage designcomplexity; integrate product design, development,and production processes and enable complete productinformation visibility while providing rapid, closed loop,service lifecycle management.Teamcenter enables greater certainty in the developmentof new machinery, improving productivity and shorteningcommissioning times. You can solve current problems whilebuilding an innovation platform that reduces cost and createsvalue. With constant visibility into product and productioninformation, you can make smarter decisions across machinedesign, manufacturing process planning, and commissioning.MarineModern commercial and naval ships as well as offshoreplatforms and deep-water drilling rigs must operate reliabilityover decades of service in some of the most demandingenvironments. Shipbuilders have become designers,developers and large scale integrators that use intricatesupply chains to produce components for their products.Teamcenter helps shipbuilders speed up new programlaunches with embedded PLM templates that accelerateship delivery, boost team productivity and facilitate the useof best practices to eliminate program delays. Shipyardscan seamlessly track the “DNA” of a ship from conceptdevelopment through production and across the entireoperating lifecycle.15