The robust capabilities of Teamcenter Express provides the collaborative design management functionality that your engineering teams needs to manage design data and communicate both internally and externally to your organization. Teamcenter Express enable you to maximize the efficiency of the product development and other supporting engineering processes to deliver new and more innovative products faster than your competition, while minimizing your costs and improving the productivity of your organization.
Teamcenter Express helps mid-sized manufacturing companies transform their process of innovation by applying preconfigured best practices to everyday engineering tasks and processes. Companies using Teamcenter Express benefit from:
Benefits (unsure if PDM is right for you?)
Securing your corporate design data while facilitating access by authorized personnel
A more successful move from 2D to 3D
Increasing your design reuse, facilitated by a powerful and flexible search capability
Streamlining your engineering process with simple design review and release workflows and effective change management
Error reduction through more effective collaboration between your departments and the elimination of mistake-prone manual handoffs to manufacturing
Rapid deployment of a full-featured cPDM solution
Low total cost of ownership
High level of functionality
Key functionality required by mid-size companies such as product structure management tools, BOM creation and editing and workflow process management is included in Teamcenter Express. This functionality is frequently only available as additional cost modules with other cPDM software.
Minimal IT resources required for implementation and maintenance
Teamcenter Express is built on Microsoft standards such as Windows 2003 and SQL Server. Teamcenter Express has a specially designed installation procedure that includes automatic creation of a Teamcenter SQL database instance preconfigured to industry best practices. The Teamcenter Express web application, file vaults, full text search capability, administrator client and license server are all installed in a single session. Client installation is also fast and easy and includes automatic installation of CAD integrations.
A cPDM environment including user groups, user roles, standard searches, workflow processes, standard reports, dataset types, dataset forms, BOM formats and lists of values is delivered during installation. This preconfigured environment enables you to rapidly move to full production use of Teamcenter Express.
Fast learning curve with minimal training
Teamcenter Express includes specially developed process-orientated training materials that show users how to complete typical work processes in the most efficient manner.
Preconfigured industry best-practice workflows
Workflow processes for the key design release and engineering change order processes are preconfigured in Teamcenter Express. These workflows have been carefully designed to help you rapidly implement proven industry best-practice processes for the management of your engineering data.
Mid-size companies typically need to manage data in multiple CAD formats. This can be data from customers and suppliers, legacy system data or data from a company that was acquired and uses a different CAD system. Teamcenter Express has excellent multi-CAD capability including integrations with the most commonly used CAD systems and the ability to integrate data from multiple CAD into a single product structure that can be viewed and managed as a complete assembly.