Product Data Management

Establish a consistent product data management system and practices across the product lifecycle

Align development, procurement, testing, production, and quality assurance with consistent product data management and a "single source of truth." Take advantage of best practice-based software – with integrated graphic design and collaboration capabilities – for reliable configuration control, engineering change management, and more.

  • Make informed decisions based on a single view of all product master data and quality management data
  • Boost data quality by unifying the management of product, quality, resource, and finance information
  • Optimize end-to-end processes by combining product data management with continuous portfolio analysis
  • Maximize reuse, configuring new products based on a single data model for development, sales, and service


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Featured Resources

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Allison Transmission: Reacting to Change

If you make transmissions for GM cars for a living, you had better be able to change on a dime when GM adjusts its strategies. That's what Allison Transmission did with help from SAP Product Lifecycle Management.

Two people reading product information about an automobile manufactured at a plant with a product data management system

Tenneco: Getting a Holistic Product View

Designing parts and systems for cars these days can get pretty complicated. You need the big picture all the time, and that's why Tenneco uses SAP PLM. It gives this global manufacturer a complete view into its products, processes, and markets.

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Essar: Bringing Order to 30,000 Financial Docs

When your business is as diversified as it is at Essar, which has 100 business units, you can face a document management nightmare. Essar organized and centralized its financial documents with some great help from SAP PLM.

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