June 16, 2020
At its virtual media and analyst event this week, Siemens Digital Industries Software announced Teamcenter X software, a new cloud-based product lifecycle management (PLM) solution delivered as a service. According to Siemens, Teamcenter X is a software as a service (SaaS) offering that can enable companies of all sizes to quickly realize value, without the IT resource traditionally associated with on-premises PLM deployments.
“Teamcenter X is an important evolutionary step for Siemens’ highly successful enterprise data and process management solution,” said Peter Bilello, President and CEO of CIMdata. “It leverages a new and modern cloud platform with best practices built-in, and a business model in which Siemens has removed the burden of operating PLM for companies of all sizes. It is sure to attract the interest of companies from every industry.”
According to the company, Teamcenter X provides “instant-on” PLM capabilities that can help companies more quickly achieve benefits and streamline product development.
According to the press release: “Companies can easily connect PLM with familiar applications for secure, agile, collaboration across the enterprise, and across functional domains. With an open multi-CAD approach and integrations to the world’s leading software tools, such as NX software and Solid Edge software for mechanical computer-aided design (CAD), Mentor software for electronic CAD, and Polarion X software for Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), Teamcenter X creates a multi-domain bill of materials (BOM) to provide visibility to the complete digital twin, including mechanical, electrical, and software components. The easy to use interface, with predictive Artificial Intelligence (AI) elements, helps users across the enterprise get up and running quickly and work smarter. Preconfigured solutions, such as Engineering Change, Release Management, and more, help users work more efficiently. Built on the Mendix software application platform, the knowledge contained in Teamcenter X can be integrated and extended across the entire enterprise.”
“Teamcenter X combines the leading suite of PLM solutions and services with the leading low-code application platform Mendix to allow customers to deliver multidomain products on time, with high quality, within budget, and exceeding customer expectations. Teamcenter X is a true SaaS solution, building on our PLM expertise and leveraging tomorrow’s technology through microservices, artificial intelligence, and low-code development,” said Joe Bohman, Senior Vice President for Teamcenter, Siemens Digital Industries Software. “This new evolution of Teamcenter can benefit businesses of all sizes, and we can’t wait to work with new companies to help drive their PLM and contribute to the innovations of tomorrow.”
In his presentation at the analyst event, Bohman announced a 30-day free trial of Teamcenter X.
Siemens also announced Teamcenter Share, a cloud-based, design-centric project collaboration service. According to Siemens, the solution enables product development stakeholders to synchronize desktop files to secure cloud storage, where they can view and markup all common CAD formats from any device, and share project work to facilitate collaboration on product development projects. Teamcenter Share also provides sophisticated Augmented Reality (AR) capabilities that can be easily accessed from a tablet or smartphone to enable users to better understand how designs will function in the intended environment.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.