Siemens PLM Software Ships Version 4 of Teamcenter Express cPDM

Published: 19 July, 2008
Siemens PLM Software, a division of Siemens Industry Automation Division and a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, today announced Version 4 of Teamcenter(R) Express software is available for shipping to customers worldwide. Teamcenter Express is the collaborative product data management (cPDM) component of the Velocity Series(TM). The latest release adds an embedded project management option and a new shop floor access client.

"The release of Teamcenter Express Version 4 on the Teamcenter unified architecture delivers improved usability and scalability for SMBs," said Peter Bilello, director of Consulting Services, CIMdata. "Version 4 extends accessibility well beyond the traditional areas of product data management to include significant support for project management and a targeted set of capabilities for data consumers such as shop floor users."

Teamcenter Express Version 4 features improved collaboration and control for project managers, lead engineers and shop floor users. Two new modules help SMBs streamline their engineering resources and widen access to their product data for project managers, lead engineers and shop floor users.

For project managers and lead engineers, Teamcenter Express Version 4 delivers an embedded project management option that is tightly integrated with the existing standard document management, project-based security and workflow capabilities in Teamcenter Express. This module improves collaboration and control by managing the scheduling of multiple projects and their related tasks, together with resource allocation and the ability to import and export project plans to and from Microsoft(R) Project.

For shop floor users, such as manufacturing team leaders and machine operators, Teamcenter Express Version 4 delivers a lower cost, optional web client. This streamlined Shop Floor Viewer is specifically targeted at shop floor use cases and delivers the fast access to product data that industry analysts estimate saves engineers 10-12 percent of their time. It includes engineering data searches, "where used" queries to determine product usage and viewing/printing. The comprehensive visualization capabilities include viewing a wide variety of 2D document file types and 3D models as well as the ability to measure and view cross-sections. The Shop Floor Viewer is a cost-effective entry point for all employees who need basic "find, view, print" access to the single source of product data provided by Teamcenter Express.

"The addition of these capabilities to Teamcenter Express allows SMBs to streamline project scheduling and extend access to product data to the shop floor, while optimizing the use of their precious IT resources," Bruce Boes, vice president of global Velocity Series marketing, Siemens PLM Software. "With each release, we continue to stay dedicated to a preconfigured cPDM tool that is easy to use and deploy for SMBs."

In addition, Teamcenter Express Version 4 includes several new usability enhancements that speed the user's learning and adoption curve and improve the efficiency of managing everyday tasks and processes for design-through-manufacturing, from the user's desktop and across projects and programs.

Teamcenter Express Version 4 is built on, and delivers complete scalability to, the unified architecture of Teamcenter 2007. Teamcenter is the world's most widely-used PLM portfolio with more than 4 million licenses sold.