More than ever, changing markets and economics are forcing today’s manufacturers to look for better ways to manage their end-to-end product lifecycle across the extended value chain. The planet is becoming smarter as more human beings, man-made systems and natural systems become more interconnected, instrumented and intelligent. A manufacturer’s ability to integrate disparate systems, data, processes and people to operate in concert across the enterprise is critical to their success; their ability to leverage the new capabilities in this smarter planet to build smarter products. Unfortunately, many of the legacy IT systems and applications are inflexible and archaic; worse still they are difficult and expensive to enhance, maintain and support.
IBM’s Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions integrate product development with other business operations from concept to retirement. All within an architecture built on open standards that supports multiple applications, distributed among multiple partners and/or suppliers. This architecture is made possible with IBM’s Product Development Integration Framework, or PDIF for short, enabled by SOA, or services oriented architecture.
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