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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail
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PLM Is An Industry Affair - Or Is It?
The question, 'Do vertical industry needs play a significant role in a PLM software selection?' should be a simple question to answer. Instead, it is a

plm selecting for chemical products  shock absorber. The overall PLM process, in fact, can vary widely from industry to industry. Industry knowledgeable, experienced resources armed with industry solutions and/or industry templates may also be important criteria in the evaluation. What are the fatal flaws for your industry? Every industry has unique characteristics. Some of the differences come from regulatory needs in the trade of the products of the industry, such as the need to track the country of origin for components of an

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Core PLM for Discrete Industries

The foundation of product lifecycle management (PLM) for the discrete manufacturing industries is product data management (PDM). It covers design and product-related aspects of PLM including management of material specifications, product structures, production processes, design tools, document management, and design collaboration. 

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