The “E” in EPDM Stands for Enterprise

It’s frustrating when customers who purchase a Product Data Management (PDM) system finally realize the implications of having their company files and data in an access controlled software application. Sometime during the kickoff meeting someone asks the question “You mean if someone doesn’t have the software installed and a license to use it they can’t […]

Recognizing Engines in Product Data Management

Most look at Product Data Management (PDM) systems and see software for managing/controlling documents, and maybe for performing other useful design/engineering housekeeping functions. When I look at PDM systems, I see collections of intertwined logic engines, connected to each other in meaningful ways to support configuration management practices. I like to break it down like […]