Product Data Management
Product data management (PDM) is the process of using IT resources and services to store, manage, monitor and share data pertaining to a particular product. PDM incorporates tools and techniques to centrally store and manage all the data associated with a product’s life cycle.
PDM is generally applied to products that are built using a series of processes and raw material. It is connected directly to the production system and receives, stores, shares and collaborates product data over a network/Internet. PDM may include data such as product diagrams, technical specification sheets, project plans, images and any related data.
Advantages of Product Data Management
- One of the main advantages of product data management is that you can retrieve any data related to the product at any time with ease.
- Tracking the specifications of the product is done easily by the product data management software.
- Product managers, sales personnel, product engineers, quality assurance team are all those who are benefiting directly by the use of the product data management process.
- Meta data like, product release date, version of the product, owner of the drawings, at what time the information was accessed and by who are also stored in the database.