Embrace cloud-based SaaS: revolutionize your BOM management with Teamcenter X

By Will Haines

In the fast-paced world of modern manufacturing, staying ahead requires product development solutions that not only addresses current challenges but also have the flexibility to scale to accommodate future needs. As product complexity continues to surge, managing the digital twin and navigating the intricacies of the product bill of materials (BOM) become paramount. This is where cloud-based Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions like Siemens’ Teamcenter X step in, offering an array of benefits that transform your BOM management journey.

The significance of BOM Management

The BOM isn’t just a list of parts; it’s the backbone of your product development process, guiding various departments from design and manufacturing to procurement and service. However, as product complexity increases, so do the challenges in maintaining an accurate, up-to-date, and synchronized BOM across different domains and the entire product lifecycle.

Unlocking efficiency and collaboration with Cloud PLM

Cloud PLM software offers a remedy to the challenges of collaboration and alignment. One of its standout features is the automatic generation of the BOM based on current inputs whenever CAD models are checked in. As designs evolve, these solutions intelligently update the BOM while retaining engineer-defined exceptions. This synchronization streamlines data from various sources needed to complete the BOM, enabling seamless release of parts and products to downstream disciplines.

The promise of a unified, digital environment

A PLM-based enterprise BOM provides a unified view of the product, where stakeholders can visualize, track changes, and validate product configurations within a collaborative, digital landscape. Beyond its technical prowess, it addresses considerations like deployment, ownership costs, and scalability, making it an attractive proposition for organizations aiming to future-proof their BOM management strategies.

Seamless onboarding and access

Teamcenter X takes the lead as a cloud-based SaaS solution designed for easy and accessible user experiences. With web-based access and no installation requirements, teams can collaborate from any device, whether they’re working remotely, in the office, or on the factory floor. The flexible subscription model eliminates the need for a significant upfront investment, offering scalability to meet evolving business demands.

“Teamcenter X will manage our Solid Edge designs and other product-related data, and since it’s a SaaS platform with no infrastructure overhead, we can immediately focus on unlocking opportunities for growth and improved efficiencies through digital transformation.”

Corey Minter, Engineering Manager, Akebono Brake Corporation

Elevating business continuity and efficiency

By embracing Teamcenter X, organizations enhance information technology resiliency and streamline processes. The solution’s cloud-based architecture ensures that product development and manufacturing teams collaborate effectively, sharing the same environment to manage all product information, including BOMs. This results in improved business continuity, streamlined workflows, and optimized efficiency.

A brighter future with Teamcenter X

Teamcenter X not only empowers you to create a multi-domain BOM for your products but also accelerates product development, minimizes ownership costs, and enables efficient collaboration. With automated processes, scalability, and hassle-free software management and updates provided by Siemens, you can focus on innovation and product excellence while leaving the technicalities to the experts.

Teamcenter X = full functionality PLM + benefits of the cloud

✔ Gain fast PLM access for all stakeholders, anytime, anywhere

Reduce the cost of ownership with predictable operational expenses and minimal IT infrastructure

Accelerate product design by leveraging existing knowledge to support design re-use, manage change and speed cycle time

Streamline product development and manufacturing processes with internal and external stakeholders

✔ Create a multi-domain bill of materials (BOM) to visualize your entire product

Are you ready to step into the world of cloud-based PLM innovation?

Discover how Siemens Digital Industries Software is revolutionizing BOM management and empowering businesses of all sizes to thrive in the era of connected, complex products.

Experience the transformation firsthand by registering for this discover SaaS PLM webinar to see how cloud is reshaping the future of PLM. Learn more about Teamcenter X, and try our free 30-day trial.

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