2018 in Review: Teamcenter Covers Enterprise PDM to PLM

By Katie_Dudek

Happy New Year! Want to keep up with the latest blog content on enterprise PDM to PLM?

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If you’ve been connected to the Teamcenter community for some time now, you know we cover a wide range of topics from enterprise PDM (product data management) to PLM (product lifecycle management) and everything in-between, focusing on showing how Teamcenter is easier to use and deploy than ever before … along with the breadth of our portfolio to reach new users!

We want to welcome 2019 and reflect on 2018 with a look at our most popular blog posts. Each year, we take a look at which blogs you have enjoyed reading the most based on comments, kudos, and readership. This way, we know what type of content you are looking forward to in the New Year, and how we can improve our coverage of the Teamcenter enterprise PDM to PLM topics. If you missed last year’s edition, check out 2017 in Review

So, here it goes … announcing the Best of Teamcenter Blog 2018. This list contains the top ten blog posts that were published over the whole year, ranging in all sorts of topics. Hopefully, you discover a blog post that you’ve missed, and let us know your thoughts in the comments! 

The Top 10 Teamcenter Blogs, from Enterprise PDM to PLM:

10: What’s New: Deployment Center 2.0

Bob Donovan, March 5th, 2018. 


Easy, flexible and cost-effective product lifecycle management (PLM) tools for deployment are critical to help you realize the value of your investment. Deployment Center provides you with a centralized web-based application that you can use to deploy Teamcenter and manage your deployments.

9: A Holistic Model-Based Approach to Developing an Electric Longboard

Sashank Ali, September 6th, 2018.


In the age of digitalization, traditional product development approaches are no longer sustainable. We must follow a fundamentally evolved approach to realizing complex modern products. 21st-century product development is by no means limited to a single discipline as the nature of the complexity of the products is evolving exponentially. Moreover, the increasing realization of futuristic technologies like Artificial Intelligence and the Internet of Things over the past decade has resulted in a plethora of technological functionalities that can be offered within a product.

 8: Program Management in PLM has Arrived!

Mohan Sivahari,March 1st, 2018. 


We set out to build an application which not only enables the conventional aspects of project management but also capitalizes on the traditional strengths of a PLM and gave it a moniker, Program Planning. It aims to provide project teams, seamless experience as they move between the planning and execution of a project.

7: What You Missed at PLM Connection- Americas 2018

Katie Dudek, June 12th, 2018.


Teamcenter had a blast at PLM Connection 2018 in Phoenix, AZ! At this year’s event, there were 10 connections that made sure you were able to find the right content to fit your needs. Literally, something for everyone! Learn more about the PLM Connection 2018 event, and we are looking forward to seeing you at Realize Live 2019. 

6: Announcing eCl@ss Standard for Teamcenter Data Classification 

Katie Dudek, October 29th, 2018. 


Siemens PLM Software’s Teamcenter solutions for data classification will soon include support for eCl@ss Standard. With this announcement, Teamcenter becomes the first among major PLM providers to support eCl@ss Standard in core PLM. When it is available in Spring 2019, Teamcenter for eCl@ss Data Management can be easily adopted by customers, because all classification systems will co-exist.

 5: PLM Deployment Flexibility with Teamcenter on Microsoft Azure

Kerri Doyle, March 15th, 2018. 


With Teamcenter supported on Microsoft Azure, you have yet another Teamcenter deployment option, providing flexibility in how you choose to deploy PLM. Teamcenter on the cloud can help you save money by reducing IT resources and infrastructure costs related to your PLM deployment.

4: Intuitive BOM Configuration in Teamcenter using Active Workspace

Mark Heinrich, January 16th, 2018. 


If you’re looking for a better way to manage your bill of materials (BOMs) or product configurations, or if you are extending the BOM configuration information to a broader audience, it’s worth taking a closer look at Teamcenter with the Active Workspace user interface. Existing and new users will appreciate the intuitive interaction to manage and configure their BOM.

3: PLM on Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud Gains Momentum

Margaret Furleigh, April 12th, 2018. 


Teamcenter customers around the world are discovering the value of deploying product lifecycle management (PLM) on the cloud using Amazon Web Services (AWS). Cloud deployment gives customers the world’s most widely implemented PLM software at an appealing price for many small to medium-sized businesses.

2: Reach Greater Returns with What’s New in Teamcenter

Rohit Tangri, February 5th, 2018. 


Now’s the time to upgrade! Take advantage of what’s new in Teamcenter 11.4 and Active Workspace 3.4 to help you reduce your cost of ownership and improve the value of your product lifecycle management (PLM) investment. See how you can reach more people and processes, and reach higher levels of efficiency!

1:Introducing Teamcenter 12: Adaptable, enterprise product lifecycle management (PLM)

Margaret Furleigh, May 29th, 2018.


Teamcenter 12, which delivers enterprise product lifecycle management (PLM) technology and solutions to help you reach greater returns on your investment. Teamcenter 12 can help you reduce the overall cost to manage and maintain PLM through cloud-based deployment options, along with easier tools to manage and maintain Teamcenter.

Here are some other great enterprise PDM to PLM blog posts you may have missed: 


Celebrate Earth Day with Sustainable Product Design
Katie Dudek, April 19th, 2018.
Regulatory requirements continue to evolve and are coming in at a fast pace. We know that many consumers today demand green, innovative, sustainable products. To be compliant and meet the consumer demands manufacturers must know the composition of their products, including materials used in the supplied components.


Is Your Supply Chain at Risk? Here’s How to Manage It.
Steven Heutlinger, March 8th, 2018.
Companies that practice risk management have processes to identify risks, quantify them, and assign responsibility for the management of the risk and for taking risk-mitigating action. Commodity managers, for example, will examine the risk that any sole source activity might have on the enterprise. Geographically extended supply chains, geopolitical issues, and weak intellectual property protection laws add complexity to risk analysis.


Stay cost-competitive! Cost and Value Engineering with Product Costing
Emilia Maier, May 15th, 2018.
Driving the bottom line through profitable revenue growth is the objective of most companies. This should be the number one focus, of course. If you’re not growing, you’re dying. Companies should be focusing on controlling product costs, constantly. Many times requests to reduce the product costs result from external factors and that requires a quick response.


Joyung Uses Teamcenter with Active Workspace for Rapid Development
Margaret Furleigh, May 1st, 2018.
With the implementation of Teamcenter, Joyoung gradually discovered that the PLM solution is more than a data management system. The business rules embedded in Teamcenter are derived from industry best practices and help standardize and optimize Joyoung’s business processes. In addition, Siemens PLM Software’s technical and business support teams provided Joyoung with expert guidance in formulating business rules.

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Thank you all for such a wonderful year. All of our readers help to keep the Teamcenter blogging community active. Let us know down in the comments if you had a favorite post that didn’t make the list! Thank you all for reading this past year, and we look forward to a great 2019!

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