«From Product Lifecycle to Network Platforms»
The previous generation of PLM systems was designed on top of relationships databases, installed by company IT and was focusing on the control of data about products and management of processes, a single version of the truth, covering all phases of lifecycle – design, engineering, manufacturing, sales, and support. Manufacturing processes and technologies are changing and the truth is now distributed. It is not located in a single database in a single company. It lives in multiple places and continuously updated.