Product lifecycle management is a software-enabled strategy to manage a product through its entire lifecycle from design to retirement or disposal. Get the best articles on the difference between ERP and PLM, what an integrated suite of PLM applications can help companies do, how PLM systems work with technologies such as digital manufacturing and IoT, and why PLM and ERP integration is crucial.

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  • product data management (PDM)

    Product data management (PDM) is the process of capturing and managing the electronic information related to a product so it can be reused in business processes such as design, production, distribution and marketing. Continue Reading

  • service lifecycle management (SLM)

    Service lifecycle management (SLM) describes the strategy and software for managing the maintenance and repair of products and maximizing the profit opportunities from these activities. Continue Reading

  • digital thread

    Digital thread is a communication framework that connects traditionally siloed elements in manufacturing processes and provides an integrated view of an asset throughout the manufacturing lifecycle. Continue Reading

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