Active Workspace – Making PLM Accessible for All

By Robert_Hidajat

It seems that it was just yesterday when Active Workspace made its debut at PLM Connection 2013 in Dallas. Active Workspace has come a long way since the very first MVP version that we showed you over 2 years ago.

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Today, Active Workspace 2.4, the best and most capable release of Active Workspace yet, is available for you at no cost!

Over the next few months, as our team is hard at work on Active Workspace 3.0, we will publish a series of blog posts to give you insights on what you can accomplish with Active Workspace.

Let’s start by taking a moment to review our vision for Active Workspace, the reason why we decided to embark on this Active Workspace journey in the first place.

“Make PLM accessible to all users throughout the product lifecycle
by providing a streamlined and intuitive PLM user experience
anytime, anywhere, on any device”

Make PLM Accessible for All

Aligned with Teamcenter’s overall vision of “Simplifying PLM”, our vision for Active Workspace is to Make PLM accessible to all users throughout the product lifecycle. All users, regardless of their role, skill level, technical expertise or their knowledge of PLM and how the PLM system is structured.

We did not build Active Workspace to create a new thin client or to create a light consumer client only for managers and executives, we built Active Workspace to be the PLM client for everybody in your enterprise who participates in the product lifecycle, from CAD designers, marketing managers, shop floor workers, technical documentation team, ergonomics engineer, all the way to the CxO.

And we set a course to accomplish this vision with a client that provides a streamlined and intuitive PLM user experience that’s always available anytime, anywhere, on any modern computing device.

Streamlined and Intuitive PLM User Experience

Millennials entering the workforce today grew up with technology products that just work, products that they can use right away without lengthy training classes. So, companies have to provide streamlined and intuitive applications to retain their workforce. Active Workspace provides a web-intuitive PLM user experience that millennials and today’s technology workers, have come to expect.

Anytime, Anywhere, on Any Device

Today we also work seamlessly on multiple screens, multiple devices. Active Workspace provides identical experience on any device and allows you to seamlessly move across devices, picking up where you left off without missing a beat. For example, Active Workspace makes it easy for you to start on your office desktop in the morning, continue on your tablet or smartphone when you step away from your desk, maybe for lunch or to inspect the production line, and when necessary, finish on your laptop at home in the evening, without having to learn three different clients.

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Active Workspace makes PLM accessible to all users throughout the product lifecycle, by providing a streamlined and intuitive PLM user experience, anytime, anywhere, on any device.

Driven from this vision, our investments in Active Workspace is focused on the following key pillars:

  • Find what you need faster – increasing your productivity by allowing you to find the data that you need to do your work faster than ever before

  • Make smarter decisions – presenting you with in-context information, ensuring that your decisions are not made with incomplete information, while enabling you to see the big picture to avoid information overload

  • PLM when and where you need it – giving you easy access to a breadth of PLM capabilities so you can take action, do your work and contribute to the product lifecycle

We’ve come a long way to accomplishing our vision in the past 2.5 years and I am looking forward to show you how in this blog series over the next few months!

Stay tuned for the next post where we will go a little bit deeper into the first pillar and show you how Active Workspace’s search and filtering capabilities can help you find what you need faster.

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