Siemens PLM Software a business unit of the Siemens (Link resides outside of ibm.com) Industry Automation Division, is a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software. PLM is the platform for turning more ideas into successful products because only PLM can provide the application depth and breadth needed to digitally author, validate and manage the detailed product and process data necessary to support continuous innovation.

Siemens is the only PLM company that can provide the combined advantages of:

PLM can be defined as an information strategy: it builds a coherent data structure by consolidating systems. You can also call PLM an enterprise strategy: it lets global organizations work as a single team to design, produce, support and retire products, while capturing best practices and lessons learned along the way. We view PLM as an information strategy, an enterprise strategy and, ultimately, a transformational business strategy.

With an enterprise PLM strategy you can establish a digital environment to create, develop, manufacture and manage innovation on a comprehensive basis.

Teamcenter (Link resides outside of ibm.com), the world’s most widely used PLM system, links users with secure global access to a single source of product knowledge enabling process excellence throughout the product lifecycle. Teamcenter powers innovation and productivity by connecting people and processes with knowledge. Teamcenter’s comprehensive portfolio of proven digital lifecycle management solutions powers end-to-end PLM. Teamcenter is built on an open PLM foundation, supporting Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) and IBM’s Product and Service Framework (PSF).

PLM Platform Combined, Siemens and IBM solutions power a company's strategic business initiatives. Together, Siemens and IBM can help you configure and implement a complete, open, fully integrated solution enabling comprehensive PLM value realization. Supporting all of the end to end business processes involved in product development from gathering and documenting client's requirements to early systems design, concept creation, detailed design across all engineering disciplines: hardware, software and electronics to digital manufacturing, service after sales, and ultimately to a safe retirement and disposal of the asset, Siemens and IBM can deliver an end to end solution across disparate systems and multiple departments, time zones and even companies.

Teamcenter is optimized on IBM’s hardware and middleware infrastructure. Customer solutions are delivered and implemented by Siemens and IBM services personnel. Teamcenter is available preconfigured with IBM WebSphere Application Server and IBM DB2. Teamcenter can also be integrated with other IBM middleware offerings, including: Tivoli Storage Manager, Tivoli Access Manager, and Rational ClearCase.

The benefits of the solutions include:

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