PTC and Adobe Systems Incorporated announced an agreement to expand their existing relationship to integrate the Adobe LiveCycle Rights Management ES software with PTC Pro/ENGINEER. Together, Adobe LiveCycle Rights Management ES and Pro/ENGINEER will provide product development organizations with robust digital rights management (DRM) capabilities that apply persistent document security and management to Pro/ENGINEER models, as well as specification sheets and supporting design documents (in PDF, DOC and XLS format), inside and outside the firewall.
Product development organizations began employing globalization strategies to outsource manufacturing to reduce production costs in the 1970s. The outsourcing of manufacturing began global product development (GPD), a trend that has evolved over the past 30 years and now includes outsourcing and off shoring of core design and development work.
The integration of LiveCycle Rights Management ES and Pro/ENGINEER will help protect intellectual property in global product development environments. Users will effectively manage document policies with capabilities for controlling access, auditing, expiration and revocation of models and documents even after they have been distributed. This level of security helps to ensure that only intended recipients can open a protected file inside and outside the firewall; and that files can be made to expire on a specific date, or if necessary, revoked immediately.
Ultimately, the integration of LiveCycle Rights Management ES with Pro/ENGINEER will help improve collaboration with supply chains, outsourcing partners, and teams across dispersed locations. Global businesses will have the ability to access lower cost specialty-skilled labor pools and develop products in a continuous 24/7 timeframe.
About Adobe Systems Incorporated
Adobe revolutionizes how the world engages with ideas and information — anytime, anywhere and through any medium.
PTC provides leading product lifecycle management (PLM), content management and dynamic publishing solutions to more than 40,000 companies worldwide. PTC customers include the world's most innovative companies in manufacturing, publishing, services, government and life sciences industries.
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