Siemens IT Solutions and Services, Inc. and Siemens PLM Software, announced an integrated Teamcenter software based PLM content management solution. The new integrated service offering – PLM Driven Content Management – developed for the manufacturing industry sector will help customers to better support technical publications writing in development, service or after-sales business.
The PLM Driven Content Management offering combines Siemens IT Solutions and Services’ in-depth content management experience, best practices, and implementation services with the commercially-available Teamcenter content and document management solution to help customers capture and organize information for both internal use and external publishing. The new enterprise-wide publishing and content management offering is specifically designed around the product development process. It allows individual companies and entire supply chains to capture information – from the onset of product design all the way through to multi-media updates to publications for commercially available products, such as owner’s manuals, service catalogs, and repair manuals.
Siemens PLM Software and Siemens IT Solutions and Services are currently working with Daimler AG in Germany to build its publishing framework for automotive technical documentation.
Teamcenter content management system synchronizes technical content with core product information for complex publications like parts catalogs, owners’ manuals, and service documents. As engineering changes occur, downstream publications can be updated to stay current with the most recent release of the product. However, producing documents requires manual publication design by an independent team of illustrators, technical writers, editors, and design consultants and the resulting publications require frequent updating to stay current with engineering changes.
The Teamcenter PLM based solution integrates the efforts of the engineering and documentation teams in a single common environment, allowing authors and engineers to stay in sync during each step in the product development process, by capturing and archiving information on each specification change. It then manages documents and technical publications, created in each stage of the product design lifecycle and publishes it for almost any purpose and in almost any format without recreating it — including 3-D. It even allows the use of existing authoring and editing tools through standard integrations.
The Siemens IT Solutions and Services offering includes the installation and configuration of Teamcenter, the establishment of documentation policy and procedures of the customer, and the migration of legacy systems to the PLM driven content management solution.
The company reports that the solution will reduce the time it takes to generate highly complex documents and minimize opportunities for errors because it captures each step in the documentation process once and maintains it as needed. Teamcenter content management can manage multiple languages, control the process of translation, and lowers risk by eliminating the need to replicate information among various elements of the development and publishing processes. Furthermore, if a change is made in one element of the publication, it will automatically update that change throughout the entirety of the content. The solution allows splitting large documents into logical segments which enables writers to reuse documentation without re-creation. The core PDM functionality of Teamcenter manages these segments in a logical, configurable structure.
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