Teamcenter Services

Teamcenter® software is a modern, adaptable product lifecycle management (PLM) system that connects people and processes, across functional silos, with a digital thread for innovation. The unmatched breadth and depth of Teamcenter portfolio means that you can solve more of the tough challenges required to develop highly successful products. From the easy, intuitive Teamcenter user interface, people across the organization can take part in the product development process more easily than ever before.

IT Champs has its own Teamcenter Center of Competence with people who have vast experience in implementing, maintaining and enhancing Teamcenter based PLM environments. Our people are coming from OEM background as well as IT consulting background and hence can provide you the best consulting from both perspectives. We can guarantee you that you will get the latest and greatest technological expertise from our Teamcenter consultants. Out internal R&D team is constantly improving their competence on upcoming technologies like PLM on cloud, AI with PLM, Data analytics based on PLM data, setting up design and quality feedback loop with IOT, and many more. We follow both traditional and agile approach and can setup your DevOps environment with Teamcenter.

Features

An adaptable product lifecycle management (PLM) foundation supports Siemens PLM Software applications to help you respond quickly to change from business or market disruptions. You can choose from flexible deployment options (on-premise, cloud, and pre-configured) for fast time-to-value and lower cost of ownership.

Bill of Materials Management

Effective BOM (bill of materials) management and configuration are critical to your success, whether your product consists of ten parts or ten million. As you develop more innovative products in order to remain competitive, managing accurate product definitions, including bills of materials, becomes increasingly complex. Our solution helps you know your product by providing a common source of BOM information across your organization.

Change Management & Workflow

Change Management and Workflow Without effective PLM processes, people waste time working with out-of-date information, figuring out what’s next in a process, or searching for the information they need to get their jobs done. With Teamcenter®, you can reduce the manual effort and cost of managing any PLM process. You have visibility to the data, people and processes impacted by a change.

Document Management & Publishing

Documentation tools play an essential role in the product lifecycle. Documents can be expensive to produce and complex. Teamcenter® provides documentation tools to help your teams create specifications, analysis reports, 2D/3D illustrations, spreadsheets, test results, and technical publications. With Teamcenter, you can keep your product design and documentation aligned with product changes to reduce the time and cost of development, while improving document accuracy and effectiveness.

Electrical Design Management

With Teamcenter electrical CAD management, you can automate your engineering change, validation and approval processes to speed cycle time and improve product quality. Collaborate with design data, revisions and product configurations – across locations and extended supply chains. Digital mock-up and validation capabilities provide visibility to design changes in real-time. You can validate changes against every configuration, and visualize, probe, section, analyze and mark up. Version management and access controls mean the right people have the right information.

Environmental Compliance & Product Sustainability

To stay competitive in today’s market, many manufacturers list environmental compliance and product sustainability as key elements for success. Teamcenter® provides environmental compliance and product sustainability solutions to help you control and trace the material makeup of your products down to the substance level. While supporting your environmental compliance and sustainability objectives, you can grow your business and build customer loyalty by developing innovative, earth-friendly products.

Manufacturing Data & Process Management

Connect people, systems and machines through manufacturing process planning using a digital thread. Establish a single source of product and process knowledge to re-use best practices and manage resources for continuous improvement. Collaborate instantly and securely across the product design and process planning of part production and assembly operations. Consistently and accurately connect planning to production, ensuring that the correct manufacturing data is delivered to and accessible from the shop floor.

Materials Data & Lifecycle Management

Material information and how it’s managed can have a profound effect on your product’s lifecycle, and materials data management often plays a role in the success of the product. In this age of material driven product design, Teamcenter® product lifecycle management (PLM) can help you manage the lifecycle of all the materials used in your products so that your company can create innovative, sustainable products.

Mechanical Design Management

With Teamcenter design management, you can automate your engineering change, validation and approval processes to speed cycle time and improve product quality. Collaborate with design data, revisions and product configurations – across locations and extended supply chains. Digital mock-up and validation capabilities provide visibility to design changes in real-time. You can validate changes against every configuration, and visualize, probe, section, analyze and mark up. Version management and access controls mean the right people have the right information.

Model Based Systems Engineering

MBSE (model based systems engineering) is a critical part of Teamcenter® product lifecycle management (PLM). When integrated with Teamcenter, it brings together multi-domain product development – mechanical, electrical, and software -- along with considerations like cost, reliability, and manufacturability. With Teamcenter, you can define what will be built, instruct people how to do it, and orchestrate the downstream development process -- creating the critical glue that holds the entire cross-product lifecycle together.

Product Configuration

With product configuration inside PLM, you can meet the demand for more advanced and varied product offerings, without driving up costs. Leverage the product configuration backbone in Teamcenter® to provide a common definition of variability across the lifecycle. Take control of your product configurations – whether you deliver products with a defined set of supported variants, more complex products with an exponential number of possible variations and combinations, or engineered to order products that require new variants of parts and designs with every order.

Product Cost Management

Teamcenter product cost management supports the cost and value engineering approach at an early stage of the development process by providing cost transparency for products and tools. This approach enables a quantifiable decision base for cost optimized products. With the integrated product profitability calculation in Teamcenter you can secure product investments by predicting future product costs and prices over the entire product lifecycle. Product cost management provides a digital twin of your product and tool costs which enables you to accurately represent planed and simulated costs.

Product Requirements Engineering

Teamcenter® product lifecycle management (PLM) captures requirements and allocates them to various downstream functions/features/product architectures - all while generating the reports, documentation, and dashboards to manage the requirements process. You can create, view, and edit requirements directly from familiar Microsoft® Office applications, including Microsoft Word and Excel®. Teamcenter connects product requirements with program plans, and verifies and validates (V&V) requirements with the correct tests, associated evidence, history, and more.

Program Planning & Project Execution

With program management solutions in Teamcenter®, you can develop complex products through integrated planning and execution in a single system. This integrated approach allows dependent teams across disciplines to effectively collaborate and communicate key information, ultimately shortening time to market. It also provides better visibility across projects, enabling leaders to anticipate and avoid problems rather than reacting after the fact.

Search & Analytics

Teamcenter® search and analytics capabilities provide you with a streamlined and intuitive product lifecycle management (PLM) search experience to help you quickly find the data you need. It literally puts PLM data at your fingertips, in a view that you can understand, when you need it. Teamcenter allows you to find what you need faster, enabling you to see the big picture and analyze your findings. Teamcenter reporting and analytics provides you with a web-based, easy-to-use solution that compiles and aggregates data produced throughout the lifecycle from multiple data sources.

Visulation, Digital MockUp & Virtual Reality

Teamcenter, from Siemens PLM Software, provides digital mockup and visualization capabilities so everyone in the product lifecycle can access and collaborate with 2D and 3D design data and make informed decisions. PLM visualization, powered by JT technology, allows you to visualize and investigate your design data with ease. With JT2Go, which is available at no charge, you can easily collaborate on rich design data with all of your suppliers and external partners.

Software Design & Asset Management

Software design management for embedded systems has an intrinsic interdependency with the design and management of electronics hardware and mechanical parts. Teamcenter-Polarion interoperability provides the ability to manage, link and trace software requirements and design objects (code, functions, test cases, models, etc.) to data from other domains, enabling you to better understand all the cross-domain relationships and dependencies in all phases of the product lifecycle.

Sourcing & Supplier Integration

Teamcenter® PLM software provides a comprehensive approach to managing interactions with suppliers. You can coordinate processes and manage information, both internal and external, across all stages of your product lifecycle. You can drive early supplier involvement in product development and provide visibility into accurate supplier information across departments. Supplier information can be managed in context with the product structure to provide holistic views of your product.

Simulation Management

Simulation management helps get control of simulation data and processes to avoid common problems such as analyses performed on obsolete data, poor visibility to simulation results, and results arriving too late to drive design direction. Efficiently manage and share complex simulations to all your decision-makers ensuring the product is designed right the first time.

Our Services

Teamcenter Implementation Consulting

We have experience with PLM implementations from scratch as well as migration from one system to another. We can advise you from the very initial stage such as project approval and CAPEX creation and give you expert advice on various decisions you have to make on the way.

Some of our expert tips for successful implementation:

  • Identify and develop internal experts to lead implementation.
  • Secure good support from management. Establish how PLM important for the business.
  • Prepare a good quantified cost-benefits study showing ROI.
  • Establish measurable goals in your project plan that shows the difference.
  • Strike a good balance between IT and Engineering. Establish clear ownership.
  • Prepare the business for change from day1 – roadshows, newsletters, etc.
  • Choose externals carefully. Interview if possible. Define scope clearly.
  • Follow Agile or sprint mode as much as possible.

Some common source of delays are as follows:

  • Internal resources ramp up.
  • The servers are not ready on time.
  • Data cleaning takes more time than expected.
  • Conflict with scope.
  • Delta data strategy not defined.
  • Dependency – Integrations with ERP or other systems.

Based on our extensive experience with PLM projects we can advise you on some of the below most frequently encountered problems in implementation

  • Lack of management support or awareness
  • Internal resource availability
  • Delay in approvals
  • Overbooked or loaded key people
  • Requirements Scope not clear
  • IT infrastructure or support issues

Teamcenter Customization

It's easy to customize but it's not easy to maintain. Each customization adds to complexity and problems for upgrade and maintenance.

At IT Champs, we focus on the smart customization principle

·       We try to use OOTB functionality with some configuration.

·       We suggest a cost-benefit or impact study for each change.

·       If unavoidable we make customizations as independent as possible reducing the impact on core functions.

·       We evaluate different technologies and choose the right one.

We also offer a unique ©De-customization service to

·       Reduce complexity

·       Improve performance

·       Reduce dependency on programming

·       Reduce maintenance cost

·       Reduce the cost of errors

Teamcenter Integration

Often the “PLM” word refers to the PLM system (software) in the company and loses its importance because the so-called PLM system has the only a fraction of PLM data and processes, which is mainly engineering design and BOM related data and often fails to connect and integrate all data, processes, and people in the lifecycle as a PLM system should do.We provide integration service with all leading systems and help you to create a truly connected landscape.

Some of the considerations for the interface :

  • Traceability across systems
  • User-friendly interface
  • Avoid duplicate data entries
  • Efficient process and workflows
  • Single source of data
  • Simple and effective solution

Teamcenter Upgrade

With new versions comes always new functionalities and new problems. It is important to be aware of new limitations while getting excited about new possibilities.

  • Existing data may not fit
  • Customizations may not behave as desired
  • Performance may not necessarily improve

Based on our experience we make sure you get the full benefit of your investment in upgrade projects. It should not be version up but should be a significant gain in functionality and performance. It is also an opportunity to revisit solutions and architecture and possible customizations. We give utmost importance to thorough testing with end-user involvement to make sure your upgrade is successful.

Some Important tips for upgrade:

 

01.

Make a list of reasons you want to upgrade? Verify if the upgrade will really solve those problems or you need to solve them first? (performance issues can be resolved without upgrade)

 

05.

Take upgrade as an opportunity to review and change environment and data model to make simple and use OOTB functions as much as possible.

02.

Do cost vs Benefit for new features and changes.

 

06.

 Take upgrade as an opportunity to prepare or adapt for the future like cloud hosting, FMS hosting, IoT, and Digital Transformation initiatives.

03.

Find a very stable suitable version to detail and check problem reports, bugs reported, and fixes.

07.

Extract as much value as possible from upgrade investment.

04.

Test the selected version thoroughly on your production copy.

08.

Make life simple for you and your users

Teamcenter Data Migration

Often underestimated, this topic has the potential to delay or put your project to a crisis.

Data cleaning and preparations often take more time and resources than estimated. Even though migration scripts or tools are ready in time, getting a considerable amount of data in desired formats in the desired sequence is often challenging and requires many internal resources to prepare data.

We can help you using our previous experiences with various strategies to overcome this problem and make sure your data migration is not a bottleneck.

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