SSA Global has announced SSA Enterprise Content Management - a new product lifecycle management (PLM) offering to help its customers maximise value along every point in the product lifecycle, while controlling and reducing costs and maintaining fluid integration across business units.
"Many of SSA Global's 13,000 customers, who are active in the manufacturing industry, can now take advantage of the SSA PLM solution," said Graeme Cooksley, executive vice president, SSA Global.
"SSA PLM provides customers with robust engineering capabilities, document management for the entire enterprise, and end-to-end business processes automated by workflow.
“This allows manufacturers to manage product information and enterprise content between departments and maximise existing investments in assets, resources and knowledge throughout the entire product lifecycle."
SSA Enterprise Content Management shares, manages and consolidates product data from different enterprise departments and extends the information to all organisation levels, improving communication and efficiency during the product lifecycle.
Organisation members from separate departments can leverage enterprise content and engineering information and incorporate it in their business processes.
This allows seamless information flow, improves accuracy and reduces time-consuming searches - which in turn improves cross-organisational efficiency and positively impacts an organisation's bottom line.
"SSA Enterprise Content Management allows SSA Global to deliver the product definition to the extended enterprise, which grants traditional enterprise users capabilities that they never had before," said Ilana Jucha, PLM solutions director, SSA Global.
"The product provides companies with a unified solution to share information both internally and externally by facilitating communication and processes within the company's departments, and between its customers and suppliers."
SSA Enterprise Content Management fully supports a manufacturer's PLM strategy to align inter-department communication with role-driven data access and visualisation.
The application functions as a product data navigator within an enterprise, working with various systems such as Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Product Data Management (PDM) to manage and share product-related information across departments.
It also closes the information gap between engineering and other departments by allowing various users controlled access to engineering data, such as product structures, drawings, and design files.