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Change Management

Change Management


Product changes are fully defined, reviewed, approved and implemented in a collaborative environment. Easily configured workflows provide a clear view of the details you need to understand and approve Engineering Change Requests (ECR) and Engineering Change Orders (ECO).

Real-time, configurable Change Request and Change Order workflows

Formal and fast-track workflows are provided, which can be easily configured to match an organization’s exact process.

  • Change workflows provide a graphical representation of those processes to everyone within the organization
  • The progress of specific Change Requests or Change Orders are managed real-time
  • Monitoring status helps to quickly identify and resolve potential bottlenecks

Change Management within a fully integrated PLM environment

Change Request and Change Order processes are fully integrated with the other information.

  • Full details of the components or sub-assemblies subject to a particular change are just a quick click away
  • Product stakeholders across the organization fully understand what a change will affect, and what its impact will be on parent assemblies and products
  • Historic change records can be viewed and interrogated, providing traceability of exactly what items were modified at that time

Change notifications and real-time ‘to-do’ list

Those involved in a stage of the change process are automatically notified when that stage is reached.

  • The input required from each individual is outlined in a ‘to-do’ list, unique to them
  • Constant reminders are sent with required input and location details
  • Other stakeholders, not directly involved in a process, can subscribe to notifications

Historical change traceability

All Change Requests and Change Orders remain fully traceable once complete.

  • Historical change processes can be accessed by any authorized person within the organization
  • Each step of the process is recorded, outlining who actioned that step, when, and any comments
  • Provides an audit trail recording every stage of product change, helping to achieve compliance

Digital signatures

Process workflow stages can be specified as requiring a user password for sign-off.

  • Only those authorized can sign-off workflow stages
  • Digital signature capability provides another security layer, ensuring it is that actual person carrying out an action
  • This additional level of security provides greater assurance in the validity of critical change processes

Third-party change process participation

Cloud-based PLM offers secure third party access.

  • Partners, suppliers and even customers can provide input into a change process
  • Strategic suppliers can review and authorizes a change
  • Collaboration with third parties helps reduce lead times and the risk of error due to miscommunication
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