The uptake of the Teamcenter suite of product lifecycle management software by the Australian Defence Department has increased yet again.
The Commonwealth of Australia recently entered into an agreement with Product Lifecycle Management (Australasia) Pty Ltd for the provision of additional Teamcenter licenses which brings the total number of Teamcenter users to 2,400. Teamcenter is a product lifecycle management software solution from UGS, a leading global supplier of PLM software and services.
Teamcenter was initially selected by Maritime Systems Division for the Configuration Management and Technical Data Management of the surface fleet.
The program has been a great success and as a result Teamcenter has grown into other areas of defence.
Since Maritime Systems Division commenced the Teamcenter roll out, there have been significant new releases of the Teamcenter software, including functionality relating to direct feedback from Maritime System Division experiences in using Teamcenter.
The Teamcenter Aerospace and Defence solution now provides an even closer out of the box fit to not only the Maritime Systems requirements, but all other areas of defence.
Squadron Leader David Mackay, Product Lifecycle and Common Maintenance Management Systems Team Leader, Directorate of Materiel Acquisition Projects, says that this new Teamcenter baseline offers defence a single solution that meets an extremely broad set of configuration management and technical data management requirements.
Included in the new software baseline is the as-built / as-maintained product definition capability along with Maintenance Repair and Overhaul Planning, Records Management and Options and Variants.
“This baseline gives Defence the opportunity to rationalise systems with a solution that has a proven track record in Australia and overseas,” said Mr Mackay.
Captain Andy Smith RAN, Director Logistics Management Group within Maritime Support Branch, said that three years ago Teamcenter was selected for the Maritime environment and is pleased to see the wider roll out of the solution across Defence.
This commitment to Teamcenter will bring further benefits to Defence through the standardisation of systems used in the provision of configuration management, he added.
Mr Chris Beaton, Director Materiel Acquisition Projects, Materiel Information Systems Branch, says this investment in Teamcenter provides the organisation with exceptional value for money in a world class solution that has a successful track record in the Australian Defence Community.
“Additionally we are looking forward to working with plm in setting up the infrastructure to support the ongoing deployment of the solution,” said Mr Beaton.