PDM vs PLM

What’s the difference?

One of the most commonly asked questions we receive is what’s the difference between PDM and PLM? The answer: the configuration process. Although both solutions allow for effective product data management across small, medium, and large companies, one offers out-of-the-box preconfigured solutions while the other supports full customization across the product lifecycle.

PDM
PDM offers preconfigured solutions that get companies up and running immediately. It allows users easy management of designs, documents, BOMs, and processes while driving engineering and collaboration needs more efficiently. These preconfigured packages contain simplified capabilities for workflow and CAD integrations – all without taking away the ability to address complex issues.

PLM
PLM not only manages all product-related data but also extends the benefits of PDM to support the entire product lifecycle. It also supports the whole business across the product lifecycle with specialized applications for engineering, manufacturing, procurement, purchasing, suppliers, customers, sales and service.

The PDM-PLM continuum.
The one benefit that sets our PDM and PLM solution apart from the rest is the ability to grow with you as your business needs grow. Companies can easily go from PDM to PLM in an instant.

Whether PDM or PLM, our product data management solution offers flexibility and a wide range of options that make managing data an easier task.

Read the Infographic

In this infographic, we highlight Powerex (a small team of 12 engineers) how they were able to quickly go into production with a preconfigured PDM solution and saw a 20 percent productivity gain.

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