SAP PLM solutions are designed to integrate the typical functionalities of a Product Lifecycle Management tool within SAP ERP by granting an integrated management of product data from its design and development to its ultimate retirement or disposal.
Starting from the product design phase, SAP PLM provides information to the entire organization by favoring cooperation and sharing logics.
All the staff involved in product planning and design can directly access information thus enabling the cooperation and information sharing logic. Planning and Design Teams can directly access ERP-based information via SAP PLM authoring tools and vice versa. All the concerned parties can be involved in advance during the design evaluation phase and benefit from the fact that all are accessing a unique and updated product data version.