Product Lifecycle Management (Australasia) has reported that the latest release of Teamcenter PLM software system focuses on individual, application and IT productivity. PLM software features a wide variety of enhancements as well as new support for IBM software including DB2 Information Manager, WebSphere Application Server (WAS), Tivoli Access Manger, Tivoli Storage Manager, and Rational ClearCase. With Teamcenter as a single source of product and process knowledge, individuals and teams can be more productive around-the-clock and from anywhere in the world.
“Our customers’ focus on productivity is stronger than ever, we believe that the enhancements in Teamcenter 8 - individual productivity, application productivity and IT productivity will assist our customers meet their business objectives” said Dennis Colusso, Director of PLMA. Added to this is the support for IBM’s technology, along with the enhanced integration of Teamcenter 8 with Microsoft Office, we are ensuring that productivity is available in whatever environment our customers choose to implement.”
Teamcenter has always been designed to enable individuals to do more work in less time. Teamcenter 8 software further extends individual productivity by enabling users to interact with Teamcenter from inside the tools and processes they use every day. Teamcenter now includes an extensive Microsoft Outlook user interface as well as unmatched integration with Microsoft Office 2007. Teamcenter 8 PLM software adds a “ribbon” to the Microsoft Office toolbar, making it easier to interact with product information directly from within Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint. Teamcenter 8 embeds a “Teamcenter To Do List” inside of Outlook, enabling users to manage their scheduling, workflow and engineering change assignments that are based on Teamcenter through the same office application they use every day. And by using Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel as “live” user interfaces for Teamcenter to author and edit information, it’s now easier to extend PLM access to a broad base of both technical and business users.
Whether a company produces products that include mechanical, electrical, embedded software, or a combination of all three, Teamcenter can help reduce product development cycle time by enhancing collaboration and making product design data more easily accessible, secure and reusable. The Teamcenter 8 integration with logic capture and physical layout tools from Mentor Graphics, Cadence, Intercept, and Altium is supported by embedding Teamcenter menus in these electronic computer-aided design (ECAD) solutions. From within the ECAD application, users can save native design files and perform check-in and check-out operations. They also can access approved components, populate electrical component bills-of-materials (BOMs), share fabrication.