Product Data Management

The final element of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) is Product Data Management (PDM). PDM, also known as Product Information Management, is focused on the publication and control of product data. This documentation contains information on all aspects of the product and the resources that have an impact on the product. Understanding the importance of the information and its use makes the organization and communication of the data more robust. This ultimately increases the overall success of the company. PDM is separated into general areas in which product transactions take place. Operational transactions connected to products occur in three major arenas.