Product Data Management (PDM) is use of software to manage product data and process-related information in a single and central system. This information includes Computer-Aided Design (CAD) data, models, parts information, manufacturing instructions, requirements, notes, and documents.
The ideal PDM system is accessible by multiple applications and multiple teams across an organization and supports business-specific needs. In any industry, a company that choose the right PDM will be able to build a solid foundation that can be easily expanded into a full Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) platform. Besides that, PDM system also provides solutions for secure data management, process enablement, and configuration management to the companies.