Make Data Your Competitive Advantage
Unite your entire organization around clean, consistent data from sales to the shop floor. Use this data to drive consistency and accuracy, and gain a complete view of your business.
Empower Team Members to Achieve Their Potential
Do your teams spend more time finding and finessing data than leveraging it to solve business problems? When it’s time to take decisive action, do they know which silo holds the truth?
Research shows engineers waste one-third of their time on non-value-added tasks, such as:
Maximize the Value of Your Data with KETIV
If you are ready to drive efficiency, innovation, and security across your organization, you need to get the right information to the right people at the right time. At KETIV, we can help you achieve your data management goals and future-proof your business.
Data Management Services
KETIV’s Data Management Practice has experts and proven methodologies to help with every aspect of data management to enable end-to-end digital manufacturing.
- Data Management Consulting
- Data Analysis, Cleansing, Meta Data Enrichment, and Migration
- Custom Programming and Integration
- Cloud Hosting, Automated Server Backup, Server Replication
PDM, PLM, and Autodesk Vault Services
Did you know, 86% of users say their PLM is complex or difficult to use? Engineers and designers need to be sure they’re working on the right file, the right version, and can confidently collaborate within and across teams. Ensure your Autodesk Vault PDM or PLM is set up to be fast, secure, accessible, and well-organized single source of truth that teams can rely on to collaborate and perform at peak levels.
- PDM/PLM Planning, Consulting, and Configuration
- Lifecycle Configuration
Vault Implementation, Installation, and Upgrades
Custom Programming, ERP Connectors, and Data Loading
- Support and Training: Vault PDM, Vault PLM, Fusion 360 Manage, and Upchain
Vault Migrations / Cloud Migrations
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What is Product Data Management?
Product data management (PDM) is a strategy for product information management and process management–all in one place.
When product complexity is through the roof (thanks to demand for customization, globalization, supply chain issues, and more), the only way to win at product data management is with formalized PDM software like Autodesk Vault.
What does a PDM Tool Do?
- Manages and stores all product-related information in one centralized, intelligent repository.
- Shows engineering teams only the latest versions of the design and engineering files.
- Maintains an audit trail and revision history showing who made what changes and when.
- Shows in real-time if a colleague is modifying a file maintain the highest data quality.
A great PDM solution can revolutionize your engineering data management.
But other teams can benefit from a PDM Tool also. Manufacturing, purchasing, sales, product management, and more–people who might not even know what CAD models are–can access 3D views and multi-level BOMs. They can even leave comments and attach associated PDFs and Excel documents if required.
What’s the difference between PDM and PLM Software?
Product data management software and Product lifecycle management software are not mutually exclusive. Quite the opposite: ideally, you want to have both. You store your product design data in PDM software. You keep all the information about that design data in a PLM system. And the two systems talk to each other.
Why Manufacturers Should Focus on Product Data Management Above All Else
It’s a Key Driver of Efficiency and Productivity
The better organized and more accessible your engineering data, the faster and more efficient your engineering team can be.
An effective product data management system reduces product development costs, wastage, errors, and unhappy customers. PDM can improve the product development process with existing resources.
It Makes Compliance Easier
Centralized and organized data makes meeting business and regulatory requirements easier (and monumentally less stressful).
It Provides Security
A best-in-breed PDM software has a robust security component to protect your intellectual property. Role management, permissions, secure folders, project-based security, and associated access privileges give you peace of mind.
Enhanced Communication and Collaboration
Having a single source of truth for data gets everyone on the same page. Everyone uses and communicates around the same files, breaking down silos and boosting agility, responsiveness, and creativity.
Vault PDM users can easily share 2D or 3D views of their work with other stakeholders and exchange comments and feedback. It’s a perfect solution for distributed teams.
Improved Agility and Scalability
With a PDM tool, you keep product-related information in sync across multiple sites. Adding and removing users, teams, and locations can be done in a matter of clicks, making scaling effortless.
Better Talent Acquisition and Retention
Young engineers want to work for companies with high-integrity data and the software required to exploit it. A formal PDM system is a prerequisite for attracting top engineering talent and opens the door to incredible technological innovation.
Having your data in PDM makes the onboarding process more manageable too. Why? Because you don’t waste time training new hires on the peculiarities of your product data management strategy.
5 Data Management Best Practices for Manufacturers
While some businesses lack the high-quality data required to compete in high-stakes industries, manufacturers tend to have data in abundance. The problem is it’s poorly managed, which hinders efficiency, collaboration, and R&D rather than fueling it.
This Complete Guide is for manufacturers that want to transform their data into a competitive advantage. It’s for those that want to use data to streamline and automate sales, engineering, and the shop floor, free up capacity to focus on innovation, and surpass the sky-high expectations of today’s buyers.
- How Product Configuration Software Creates a Digital Thread
- Engineering Data Management as the Backbone of Manufacturing
- What is Advanced Manufacturing Without Data Management
- Integrating People, Processes, and Systems to Drive End-to-End Digital Manufacturing
- Winning at Engineering Data: Introducing Cloud PLM
Don’t Let Product Data Management Hold You Back.
Make PDM Your Competitive Advantage
If you get product data management in order, you can free your engineers from the burden of file-hunting. No more duplicates. No more replications. No more missing or outdated files. Just happy, productive engineers excelling in their roles and driving your business forward.
What’s more, product data management is the foundation on which you can build an impactful digital transformation strategy. If you want to start benefiting from advanced technologies like additive manufacturing, augmented reality, artificial intelligence, and simulation modeling, you must implement PDM first.
If you want to get up and running quickly with Vault, on-prem, or in the cloud, get in touch with us at KETIV. We’re here to help.
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