White paper: Domain-specific data management

The missing link to product success with enterprise-wide PLM?

White Paper

This white paper considers the importance of data and process management for modern product development, and shows why electrical CAD data are best managed in a domain-specific environment that provides a basis for integration into enterprise-wide PLM and ERP environments.

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With the growing complexity of modern products, machinery and equipment, it’s imperative that all engineering disciplines communicate and coordinate activities early on in the engineering process. The traditional practice of mechanical, electrical and electronic engineers working in silos – then consolidating efforts late in the development process – is no longer viable for successful companies.

However, attempts to manage all engineering data and processes within one enterprise-wide PLM or ERP environment often turn out to be more complicated and costly than anticipated.

This white paper considers the importance of data and process management for modern product development, and shows why electrical CAD data are best managed in a domain-specific environment that provides a basis form integration into enterprise-wide PLM and ERP environments.

It looks at how to integrate mechanical and electrical engineering data and processes within one central PLM backbone. Then the concept of domain-specific engineering data management (EDM) is introduced as the missing link in an enterprise-wide PLM strategy.


Topics:

  • Product development: the early phase is critical for overall success
  • Increasing engineering productivity
  • Managing all engineering data and processes in PLM: an achievable objective?
  • Domain-specific data management avoid high integration effort
  • EDM vs. PLM - contradicting or complementary solution concepts?
  • DS-E3 – work-in-progress data management for electrical engineering