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Siemens Teamcenter-based PLM content management helps Daimler drive after-sales

ECM Plus – BY PAUL QUIGLEY — Siemens IT has just taken the wraps off a new integrated Teamcenter software-based product lifecycle content management system dubbed [PLM Driven Content Management.

According to Siemens, the PLM-centric content product was developed for the manufacturing sector to support technical publication writing.

Siemens said ‘PLM Driven Content Management’ offering also combined its content management with commercially-available Teamcenter content and document management to capture and organize information for internal and external publishing.

The company said the new enterprise-wide publishing and content management offering was also designed around the product development process.

Siemens said its PLM Software and Siemens IT Solutions and Services divisions were currently working with Daimler AG in Germany to build its publishing framework for automotive technical documentation.

“What makes this offering unique is that it’s a content management solution specifically designed within the context of PLM,” said Ed Shinouskis, vice president, Siemens IT Solutions and Services. “The offering, built on Siemens PLM Software’s Teamcenter, the world’s most widely used PLM portfolio, creates incredible efficiencies in both the design and the publication processes. It captures each and every step in the lifecycle of the product and automates and archives all of that valuable information for easy retrieval and downstream publishing. It is an invaluable tool for any company involved in product development and content management.”

“This solution combines Siemens IT Solutions and Services business and IT expertise and Siemens PLM Software’s industry-leading, open enterprise PLM backbone to provide customers with high-value solutions in the field of technical publications and content management,” said Eric Sterling, senior vice president, Global Marketing, Siemens PLM Software. “Siemens PLM Software is committed to working with our system integrator partners to help our customers efficiently and cost effectively get more out of their PLM implementation.”

Teamcenter content management system synchronizes technical content with core product information for complex publications like parts catalogs, owners’ manuals, and service documents.

The Siemens IT Solutions and Services offering includes the installation and configuration of Teamcenter, the establishment of documentation policy and procedures of the customer, and the migration of legacy systems to the PLM driven content management solution.

Siemens further said that the solution would reduce the time taken to generate highly complex documents and minimise errors because it captures each step in the documentation process once and maintains it as needed.

Teamcenter content management can manage multiple languages, control the process of translation and lowers risk considerably by eliminating the need to replicate information among various elements of the development and publishing processes. Furthermore, if a change is made in one element of the publication, it will automatically update that change throughout the entirety of the content. The solution allows splitting large documents into logical segments which enables writers to reuse documentation without re-creation. The core PDM functionality of Teamcenter manages these segments in a logical, configurable structure.

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