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Product Lifecycle Management Solutions www.eds.com

About EDS
EDS, the leading global services company, provides strategy, imple-
mentation and hosting for clients managing the business and tech-
nology complexities of the digital economy. EDS brings together
the world’s best technologies to address critical client business
imperatives. It helps clients eliminate boundaries, collaborate in
new ways, establish their customers’ trust and continuously seek
improvement. EDS, with its management consulting subsidiary,
A.T. Kearney, serves the world’s leading companies and govern-
ments in 58 countries. EDS reported revenues of $19.2 billion
in 2000. The company’s stock is traded on the New York Stock
Exchange (NYSE: EDS) and the London Stock Exchange. Learn
more at www.eds.com.

About product lifecycle management solutions
EDS is the market leader in product lifecycle management
(PLM), providing solutions to the global 1000. Product lifecycle
management enables all the people who participate in a
manufacturer's product lifecycle to work in concert to develop,
deliver and support best-in-class products. As the only single-
source provider of PLM software and services, EDS can transform
the product lifecycle process into true competitive advantage,
delivering leadership improvements in product innovation,
quality, time to market and end-customer value.

Americas
13690 Riverport Drive
Maryland Heights, Missouri 63043
USA
800-498-5351
Fax 314-264-8900

Europe
Norwich House Knoll Road
Camberley, Surrey GU15 3SY
United Kingdom
44-1276-705151
Fax 44-1276-705150

Asia-Pacific
Suite 1701, Cheung Kong Center
2 Queen’s Road Central
Hong Kong
852-2230-3333
Fax 852-2230-3200 Teamcenter™ Product Management
Leveraging Product Knowledge to Maximize Collaboration Across Your Value Chain

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their respective owners. EDS is an equal opportunity employer and values the diversity of its people. Copyright © 2001 Electronic Data Systems Corporation.
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Contact your EDS sales representative today to learn more about these product lifecycle solutions and their ability to turn your company’s most strate- gic e-business initiatives into real-world results. 2 . Key Advantages 4 It is part of Teamcenter – a breakthrough system that addresses the needs of all of the stages in your Delivering Bottom Line Results 6 product lifecycle – from requirements gathering Teamcenter Solution Suite 7 through in-service support. How is your company going to establish market leadership in this kind of highly competitive setting? EDS believes the answer lies in the ability of your extended value chain to collaborate in bringing your products to market and continuing their support across entire product lifecycles. Other Teamcenter solu- tions include: • Teamcenter Requirements Management • Teamcenter Project Management • Teamcenter Engineering Collaboration • Teamcenter Digital Manufacturing • Teamcenter Visualization • Teamcenter Community • Teamcenter Collaboration Foundation • Teamcenter Enterprise Integration Teamcenter solutions can be implemented quickly and cost effectively by EDS’ professional Experteam Services. Everyone in your extended enterprise has to actively collaborate to ensure the success of your product offerings.C4260_folder 1/11/02 10:17 AM Page 2 Table of Contents Teamcenter Solution Suite Introducing Teamcenter Product Management 3 Teamcenter Product Management is more than a Value of Your Product Knowledge 3 solution for managing your product knowledge. In today’s digital economy. Customers want – and expect – the timely delivery of quality products that reflect innovative features and affordable price tags. New processes have to be built to accelerate your take-to-market schedules and minimize your product realization costs. New sources of product knowledge have to be added to your company’s intellectual capital. New voices have to be reflected in your product decisions. New players have to join your value chain. companies that offer discretely manufactured products have to compete in demanding marketplaces.

tured product information into a product-centric Teamcenter Product Management enables you to: context and leverage this product knowledge for • Align your product content with targeted mar- decision support and process automation. ket requirements. Knowledge Teamcenter Product Management works in Teamcenter Product Management provides your conjunction with a web-native infrastructure that value chain with real-time. • Create new techniques and new methodolo- • Rapid Change Management is a web-native solu. parts. and product changes to your • Consistently and repeatedly manage product users from focused. lifecycles with the same set of product defini- persed product information as parts and tions and design assumptions. have learned by analyzing and evaluating your ture. and leverage product knowledge across your prod- uct lifecycle. repository. documents. sources and turning it into product knowledge. job-oriented perspectives. Once you define these parts and • Base your product decisions on the lessons you documents within a hierarchical product struc. and optimize all of the stages in a Value of Your Product product lifecycle. across your product lifecycles. gies by drawing best practices from your tion that establishes a single-stage change accumulated product knowledge.C4260_text_op 1/23/02 11:01 AM Page 3 Introducing Teamcenter Product Management To address these objectives. EDS offers Teamcenter Product Management – the world’s most powerful web-native system for enabling all of the participants in your extended value chain to manage. 3 . share. immediate access to a enables you to capture your enterprise’s dispersed single source of product knowledge that is capable product information and manage it in a controlled of supporting your entire product lifecycle. • Parts and Document Management is a web-native • Provide all of the participants in your product solution that captures your enterprise’s dis. • Perform your take-to-market tasks in parallel review/approve. exe- cute. Teamcenter Product Management is part of Teamcenter – the world’s market-leading system for performing product lifecycle management (PLM) on a collaborative basis. monitor. administer. Simply put. time-consuming serial sequences. you can re-use this product knowledge product knowledge. • Extended Enterprise is a web-native knowledge • Eliminate the misunderstandings and rework user interface that exposes your enterprise’s that often plague new product initiatives. By capturing diverse product information that is Teamcenter Product Management provides the physically scattered across your value chain’s data following solutions to enable you to turn your cap. documents. process you can use to initiate. product lifecycle management is the abili- ty of extended enterprises – comprised of dispersed users and diverse data types – to effectively plan. change across your product lifecycles. instead of relying on on a collaborative basis. and execute product change follow-the-sun processes.

Knowledge users can request the product information they need to perform their jobs – without having to understand the underlying details of your web-native infrastruc- ture. Teamcenter Product Management can automatically notify users when design changes occur. Teamcenter Product Management provides both push and pull capabilities to allow all of the participants in your value chain to react more quickly to your business needs and compress your time-to-market. Out-of-the-Box Solutions Teamcenter Product Management provides a series of web-native out-of-the-box solutions. Workflow Automation Teamcenter Product Management enables you to establish standardized business processes that maximize your value chain’s ability to collaborate across your product lifecycle. Rapid Change Management. Users can quickly and easily locate information created by other value-chain participants and view it in a product- centric context. They reduce the risk you would incur if you had to develop this software from scratch. State-of-the-Market Advantages Value-Chain Collaboration Teamcenter Product Management’s “smart” user interfaces make it easy for people inside and outside of your company to partici- pate in your value chain. 4 . Roles-based interfaces present entitled users with selected pieces of product knowledge that match their assigned responsibilities. These best practices enable you to rapidly get your user communities up and running with little or no customization.C4260_text_op 1/23/02 11:01 AM Page 4 Key Advantages Teamcenter Product Management delivers state-of-the-market advantages that are unsurpassed in terms of their ability to optimize your product knowledge and apply it to your strategic business initiatives. verification. Teamcenter Product Management protects the securi- ty of your collaborative environment while minimizing the disruption that can impact your processes when personnel or user roles change. They help ensure the user acceptance you need to make your solutions a real-world success. or when they have to execute a particular work task. and auditing capabilities to quantitatively measure the efficiency of your automated processes. Your managers can leverage Teamcenter Prod- uct Management’s real-time status tracking. and Extended Enterprise. In addition. You implement consistent and repeatable processes that reflect your best practices and optimize the productivity of all of the people in your extended value chain. including Parts and Document Manage- ment. when they need to participate in a decision-making process. EDS has built customer-proven best practices into these solutions to reduce your time to value and maximize your return on invest- ment.

Teamcenter Product Management supports the standard HTTPS protocol to protect the delivery of web-based product information across fire- wall boundaries. They can be quickly learned by the same people who manage the web facili- ties you already have in place. Dynamic interface configuration lets you vary what product information each user is allowed to see and how the user is permitted to interact with this information. and wireless phones. user roles. Universal On-Demand Access Users can access Teamcenter Product Management at anytime from anywhere. teams. Standards-Based Security Users access Teamcenter Product Management through an indus- try-standard allied-partner security model. Prede- fined system preferences determine the style of the web pages that are displayed for individual users. Teamcenter Product Manage- ment’s configuration capabilities are easy to administer. and projects. Users can employ virtually any kind of web-accessi- ble device including mobile laptops. All of your value-chain participants can access the same base of product knowledge using familiar web browsers. 5 . regardless of where they reside or what viewing devices they employ. groups. Web-native configuration allows you to vary the interactive screens that comprise Teamcenter Prod- uct Management’s user interfaces and add new screens to these interfaces at your discretion. The model protects your product information by controlling user access on the basis of security clearances and entitlements granted to individ- ual users. This model enforces legal boundaries between the integrated product information you extract from different sources in your value chain. personal data assistants.C4260_text_op 1/23/02 11:02 AM Page 5 Ease of Configuration You can easily configure Teamcenter Product Management to meet your enterprise’s business needs.

Informs your value chain about your business assumptions. documents. product knowledge to remote users. You and your allies have to bring your products Teamcenter Product Management does this by to market faster than your competitors. and other types of product information created by you and your allied partners. nomadic work- • Teamcenter Product Management lets you ers. ject managers. leverag. you to build your products anywhere. product requirements. Enables you to rapidly execute your take-to-market tasks in an extended value chain. delivery timelines. physical residence. Enables your value chain to communicate faster and react more quickly to rising business opportunities. and enterprise business rules. Facilitates the re-use of designs. It your products better than their support groups. Provides your value chain with aligned product definitions. Involves downstream players in your early design stages. Bottom-Line Advantages Compresses your product lifecycle by enabling all your value chain participants to engage in the earliest stages of product design/development Provides your web environment with a product-centric framework. Draws on the experience of your suppliers and trusted customers. support. pro- of your own organizations. product lifecycle. Your supply augmenting your product knowledge with intellec- chain has to integrate parts and components into tual capital you’ve never had access to before. downstream participants in your ents of external development houses. drawing services that directly translate into bottom line results. Teamcenter Product Management sees to it that ing parts provided by in-house sources as well the right product information is delivered to the as parts procured from outside suppliers. It delivers design your products anywhere. using the skills your product knowledge to individuals.C4260_text_op 1/23/02 11:02 AM Page 6 Delivering Bottom Line Results In today’s competitive landscape. Enables you to execute more take-to-market tasks in parallel. and continue your Product Management delivers strategic advantages product from anywhere. and allied partners who previously • Teamcenter Product Management enables could not collaborate this closely with you. parts. Teamcenter Product Management injects this Your support groups have to maintain and service knowledge into your take-to-market processes. Teamcenter you to maintain. Minimizes design rework. right people at the right time. makes certain these intellectual assets are able to Teamcenter Product Management enables you deliver tangible business results. to create the collaborative business models you Teamcenter Product Management opens your need to establish these competitive advantages. and your manufacturing shop floor. as well as the tal. • Teamcenter Product Management allows Keeping these concepts in mind. your products more efficiently than their suppliers. Addresses identified design issues on a proactive basis. teams. Informs users who participate in your value chain about their task-related dependencies. your value chain from organizations that are best equipped to needs to outperform your competitors and their satisfy your customer base regardless of their allied partners across the entire product lifecycle. 6 .

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The company’s stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: EDS) and the London Stock Exchange. A. 11/2001 Printed entirely on recycled and recyclable paper. It helps clients eliminate boundaries. Solid Edge. Cheung Kong Center 2 Queen’s Road Central Hong Kong 852-2230-3333 Fax 852-2230-3200 Teamcenter™ Product Management Leveraging Product Knowledge to Maximize Collaboration Across Your Value Chain EDS. providing solutions to the global 1000. Missouri 63043 USA 800-498-5351 Fax 314-264-8900 Europe Norwich House Knoll Road Camberley. imple- mentation and hosting for clients managing the business and tech- nology complexities of the digital economy. Unigraphics. serves the world’s leading companies and govern- ments in 58 countries. collaborate in new ways. Parasolid. provides strategy. All other brand or product names are trademarks or registered marks of their respective owners. EDS is an equal opportunity employer and values the diversity of its people. Kearney. the leading global services company. Product lifecycle management enables all the people who participate in a manufacturer's product lifecycle to work in concert to develop. M-1202 .com About EDS EDS.eds.com. the EDS logo is a registered service mark.T. All rights reserved. As the only single- source provider of PLM software and services. EDS can transform the product lifecycle process into true competitive advantage. EDS. About product lifecycle management solutions EDS is the market leader in product lifecycle management (PLM). Surrey GU15 3SY United Kingdom 44-1276-705151 Fax 44-1276-705150 Asia-Pacific Suite 1701. Copyright © 2001 Electronic Data Systems Corporation.C4260_folder 1/11/02 10:16 AM Page 1 Product Lifecycle Management Solutions www. EDS brings together the world’s best technologies to address critical client business imperatives. deliver and support best-in-class products. and Femap are registered marks. quality.2 billion in 2000.eds. Experteam is a service mark. Learn more at www. delivering leadership improvements in product innovation. time to market and end-customer value. EDS reported revenues of $19. with its management consulting subsidiary. Americas 13690 Riverport Drive Maryland Heights. and Teamcenter and Imageware are trademarks of Electronic Data Systems Corporation. establish their customers’ trust and continuously seek improvement.

players in early design age conventional web browsers to: sion-making process is required. interface enables users to consume and actively information created by other value-chain partici. Allows new partners to rapidly join value chain. personal your wealth of product Business value data assistants. digital economy. value chain by providing a web-native knowledge environment. Users can be notified automatically when design Engages downstream Extended Enterprise lets knowledge users lever. is dispersed across your collaborative Extended Enterprise’s universal on-demand Proactively identifies design problems. own diverse and widely dispersed organizations provisions. search through the highly diverse product informa. project authorizations. rules. retained in your environment’s repository through dependencies.com Benefits Teamcenter™ Product Management: Enables value chains to share same product Extended Enterprise knowledge and business assumptions. and perspectives provided by your suppliers. Fe a t u r e s processes. or when they need stages. development.C4164_extended 12/27/01 10:15 AM Page 1 Te c h n i c a l B r i e f www. the product information you extract from different Leverages user roles and face lets knowledge users quickly navigate and sources in your value chain. • Search and locate product information that to execute a particular work task. access enables knowledge users to request and view • Participate in workflow-driven change product information at anytime from anywhere. job-related responsibilities. This Users can quickly and easily locate product changes systematically. tailored to their job functions and experiences. to-know. teams. Enables users to leverage sible device – including mobile laptops. you have to manage your product interface makes it easy for people both inside and Reflects voice-of-customer lifecycles in close collaboration with your entire outside of your company to participate in your in product decisions. and wireless phones. Collaborating with your value chain across your product lifecycles Lets you concentrate in- house resources on fun- tions you do best. user Enables users to rules and user roles to deliver “focused” product roles. Disseminates product user interface called Extended Enterprise. In today’s digital economy. and and combine these resources with the skills. exper. . Users access product information timelines. value chain. center Product Management’s extensive security definitions. Provides seamless views talents and product knowledge of your company’s to product requirements. and security-related entitlements. What is Extended Enterprise? job-related tasks – without having to understand Enables value chain to TeamcenterTM Product Management empowers your the underlying details of your collaborative communicate faster. review/approve product information to individual users based on their need. Knowledge users are able to obtain Ensures value chain is using most current the product information they need to perform product data. Teamcenter environment. groups and projects. The interface leverages predefined business entitlements that relate to individual users. trolled/managed by a Teamcenter repository. an industry-standard. Users can employ virtually any kind of web-acces. It is no longer enough for you to outperform your Enables you to assign The competitive advantage other tasks to allied direct competitors on a one-to-one basis. and trusted customers. Extended Enterprise’s product-centric user inter. changes occur. value chain. employ product knowledge that is created by pants and view it in a business context that’s Accelerates product your value chain’s information authors and con. allied-partner security model. changes. changes. tise. In today’s Extended Enterprise’s product-centric user partners. when their participation in a deci. The model also pro. Exposes users to focused product knowledge business partners. you have to marshal the Extended Enterprise takes advantage of Team. data. user search and user access on the basis of security clearances and navigation. This model enforces legal boundaries between securely. Minimizes rework. tects your repository’s information by controlling Provides highly flexible tion that resides throughout your web environment.eds.

C4164_extended 12/27/01 10:15 AM Page 2 Te c h n i c a l B r i e f Questions & Answers Teamcenter Product Management’s protect the delivery of web-based product What enterprise tier platforms support of the standard HTTPS protocol information across firewall boundaries. • Extended Enterprise exposes your enterprise’s parts. 1202a . markup.. • Parts and Document Management captures your enterprise’s dispersed product infor- mation as parts and documents. Once you define these parts and documents within a hierarchical product structure. Parasolid. 11/2001 Printed entirely on recycled and recyclable paper.com EDS. Contact PLM Solutions Americas 800-498-5351 Europe 44-1276-705151 Asia-Pacific 852-2230-3333 www. What databases are supported? by specifying part numbers. supported? products’ parts/components. documents. EDS is an equal opportunity employer and values the diversity of its people. and execute product change on a collaborative basis. and Teamcenter and Imageware are trademarks of Electronic Data Systems Corporation. are supported? enables your collaborative environment to IBM AIX SGI IRIX A closer look at Extended Enterprise HP HP-UX Knowledge users employ the Extended Extended Enterprise enables users to Sun SOLARIS Enterprise interface to locate product participate in workflow-driven processes. route. Unigraphics. the EDS logo is a registered service mark. They can also use hierarchical to view. job-oriented perspectives. • Rapid Change Management establishes a single-stage change process that you can leverage to initiate. and document-related content solution to enable entitled knowledge users Microsoft SQL Server strings. These What web application servers Management solutions: processes automatically notify selected are supported? • Parts and Document Management users when specific types of events occur BEA WebLogic • Rapid Change Management (e. you can re-use this product knowledge across your product lifecycle. administer. All other brand or product names are trademarks or registered marks of their respective owners. when changes are made to particular IBM WebSphere Users locate product information documents or part designs). Introducing Teamcenter Product Management Teamcenter Product Management provides the following web-native solutions to enable information authors and knowledge users to work with an enterprise’s dispersed product information through a controlled repository. Experteam is a service mark. and product changes to your value chain’s knowledge users from focused. and Femap are registered marks. This allows Microsoft Internet Explorer knowledge users to quickly find the prod. and print product product structures to navigate the information that appears in universally What web browsers are relationships that exist among your viewable format. Microsoft Windows NT/2000 information created by authors who You establish business rules and assign employ the following Teamcenter Product user roles for given processes. part/product You can tailor your Extended Enterprise Oracle attributes. All rights reserved.g. Solid Edge. review/approve. Copyright © 2001 Electronic Data Systems Corporation. Netscape Navigator uct information they need to perform their jobs efficiently.eds.

and printing. Document Management by using pull-down menus in/check out. and increase your return on investment. change. These best structures. Parts and Document Management takes advan- • Transform these otherwise isolated informa. and product-centric workflows. Parts and Document Management allows you to Accommodates standard Parts and Document Management is seamlessly authoring templates. practices accelerate your solution’s time-to-value Seamlessly integrates mation into tangible product knowledge. MS/Office. prise’s widely dispersed and highly diverse your enterprise repository. All Teamcenter Product Management implementa. can access. . about Teamcenter – to enter product documents into protections. Enables you to align Turning dispersed information into reusable product knowledge design content with market requirements. capture. cient parallel sequences your enterprise. rather than serial ble and valuable form. allied-partner processes you can use to expedite your security model. control. Management? EDS has built customer-proven best practices Deployable out-of-the-box.C4164_pts_docs 12/27/01 10:19 AM Page 1 Te c h n i c a l B r i e f www. take advantage of your company’s most valuable universal basis.com Benefits Teamcenter™ Product Management: Provides your web envi- ronment with a product- Parts and Document Management centric business context. PowerPoint. Information Allows you to implement context that identifies the parts and documents you authors who use Microsoft Word. markup. your enterprise’s isolated pieces of product infor. structure your product knowledge into a business integrated with Microsoft Office. information is retained in a controlled repository • Inject your product knowledge into workflow that leverages an industry-standard. Fe a t u r e s ated by thousands of authors employing scores of Enables you to establish What is Parts and Document different application systems.eds. tage of Teamcenter Product Management’s exten- tion assets into reusable product structure sive security provisions. EDS offers TeamcenterTM This single source of product knowledge allows sequences. Parts and Document Management allows you to: their MS/Office applications – or learn anything Provides extensive security • Provide a single point of access to your enter. Product Management – the world’s most powerful thousands of knowledge users to share your product system for managing product knowledge. embedded within their Microsoft Office applica. product information. a single source of web- based product knowledge. product lifecycles. into Parts and Document Management to enable Manages parts/documents tions start with Parts and Document Management – you to quickly define your products in terms of their in hierarchical product a web-native solution that enables you to transform hierarchical parts and related documents. via their web browsers – to find and access the most your take-to-market To enable you to identify. knowledge even when its underlying data was cre. Your captured product definitions. • Provide view and markup capabilities to the knowledge users who collaborate in your work flow processes. Your information authors do not need to leave routing. and share across your Excel can check documents in and out of Parts and Provides versatile check product lifecycles. tions. Supports universal docu- Business value ment viewing. Users can issue a single request – Allows you to execute business asset – your product knowledge. and recent product information that is available across processes in highly effi- optimize your intellectual capital in its most tangi. Minimizes misundestand- ings/rework that often How is your company going to establish market The competitive advantage plague new product leadership in today’s highly competitive Parts and Document Management enables you to initiatives. manage. digital economy? establish a single source of product knowledge that Enables you to base your EDS believes the answer lies in your ability to your enterprise’s user communities can access on a product decisions on lessons learned.

You Typically. 11/2001 Printed entirely on recycled and recyclable paper. and product changes 852-2230-3333 to your value chain’s knowledge users from focused. uct information (such as documents. Once you define these parts and documents within a PLM Solutions hierarchical product structure. you can define the logical relationships Introducing Teamcenter Product Management Teamcenter Product Management provides the following web-native solutions to enable information authors and knowledge users to work with an enterprise’s dispersed product information through a controlled repository. Microsoft SQL Server while systematically providing up-to-date These workflows allow all of the people and accurate product information to your who have a stake in product realization to What web browsers are knowledge users whenever they request it. For example.com EDS. are supported? the following major functional capabilities. and many-to-many relationships are supported? systems by registering this information in among your product information. reviewed. Experteam is a service mark.C4164_pts_docs 12/27/01 10:19 AM Page 2 Te c h n i c a l B r i e f Questions & Answers A closer look at Parts and Document Management What enterprise tier platforms Parts and Document Management provides that exist between specific pieces of prod. and test SGI IRIX Document Management enables you to results) and the elements in the product HP HP-UX manage your enterprise’s product informa. Parts and drawings. Microsoft Internet Explorer Document Management enables you to You establish user roles to determine Netscape Navigator establish hierarchical product structures who is entitled to participate in your work- that provide a product-centric business flow processes and what product infor- context for the information you manage. validation models. the processes you implement. you to establish one-to-many. Solid Edge. review. and version con. participate in the creation. the EDS logo is a registered service mark. establish repeatable workflows that reflect What databases are supported? trols reflect continuing changes made by your company’s product-related business Oracle your enterprise’s information authors – rules and decision-making processes. IBM AIX Document/Data Management. job-oriented perspectives. Unigraphics. and Teamcenter and Imageware are trademarks of Electronic Data Systems Corporation. Contact • Parts and Document Management captures your enterprise’s dispersed product infor- mation as parts and documents. Parts and approval of your product information. and approved in accor- a product structure comprised of compo. BEA WebLogic Teamcenter Product Management and Workflow-Driven Processes. you could create routed. and execute product change on a 44-1276-705151 collaborative basis. many-to- What web application servers tially created under dispersed application one. Users ument Management is adept at allowing Microsoft Windows NT/2000 “release” documents and product data ini. and Femap are registered marks. dance with your company’s existing nents. administer. Teamcenter Prod- assemblies that are associated with an uct Management’s tracking and auditing overall product. and supported? Product Structure Definition. Document Management enables you to Check-in. documents. Copyright © 2001 Electronic Data Systems Corporation. Parasolid. All other brand or product names are trademarks or registered marks of their respective owners. structure that they describe. capabilities provide complete histories for Once this product structure is in place. review/approve. Asia-Pacific • Extended Enterprise exposes your enterprise’s parts. sub-assemblies. EDS is an equal opportunity employer and values the diversity of its people. check-out. 1202b . you can re-use this product knowledge across your Americas product lifecycle. Parts and IBM WebSphere making it available for enterprise access. you start by defining a hierarchy incorporate business rules into these work- of business objects that pertain to a given flows so product information can be product. All rights reserved.eds. Sun SOLARIS tion through a controlled repository. Parts and Doc. 800-498-5351 • Rapid Change Management establishes a single-stage change process that you can Europe leverage to initiate. parts. mation they are authorized to access. www. and policies and procedures.

verification. practices provide an out-of-the-box solution that Ensures adherence to ucts – across an entire lifecycle – in a consistent and accelerates your time-to-value and maximizes corporate standards and repeatable manner. Expedites simple product Many leading companies believe they can thrive in to support product change – with a single solution. relat- their content. Teamcenter™ Product Management provides a web. Rapid Change Management is seamlessly inte- Supports fast-track review/ grated with all of the solutions that comprise approval. your company nation of capabilities allows you to make certain Facilitates a single-stage will be able to accelerate its take-to-market “clock. administer. that enables you to continuously improve your prod. extended enterprise. based capabilities automatically present change breakdown structures. and coordi. It expedites the fine-grain imple. date your costs. review/approve. a fine-grain basis.eds. change process. This combi. Fe a t u r e s You can leverage Rapid Change Management’s Enables product change closed loop model. real-time tracking. and auditing. The competitive advantage Teamcenter Product Management. Your change Automatically distributes Rapid Change Management facilitates integrated solution is able to take advantage of the product your change requests. that all of the work tasks associated with your speed” and introduce strategic product innovations Leverages one change product changes are actually performed and that item – the change request – faster than your competition. change. It enables you to initiate. practices and automated processes. Integrates your value chain into your change their products at a pace that outperforms their busi. . processes. Enables you to better Accelerating product change on a consistent and repeatable basis respond to marketplace dynamics. product change.com Benefits Teamcenter™ Product Management: Enables you to improve your products faster than Rapid Change Management your competition. Allows you to evaluate the task-related impact of native solution called Rapid Change Management tices into Rapid Change Management. The solution’s best Rapid Change Management allows you to insti. streamline your change process. implementers with a user interface that matches Dynamically presents cution of your change-related tasks and enables you their assigned change tasks. impact analysis. and detailed to be managed. The solution’s roles- Utilizes streamlined work product change. Business value metrics to ensure the accuracy of your change executed. ness rivals. EDS incorporates customer-proven best prac. mentation of approved changes. change participants with a to roll these results into auditable change histories. planned. administer. today’s dynamic markets by continually improving Your integrated solution enables you to consoli.C4164_rapid change 12/27/01 10:23 AM Page 1 Te c h n i c a l B r i e f www. review processes associated with planning proposed work tasks on a timely basis. business rules. changes in design intent and trace all dependencies processes. with introducing new products and improving take advantage of roles-based change processes to implementation plan. and execute product and decisions. Enables you to understand nate the change tasks performed across your the business case that jus- What is Rapid Change Management? tifies a proposed change. and task assign- Rapid Change Management automates the enterprise make decisions or perform assigned ments in a single change request. Enables you to establish practices enable you to create. minimize your change-related rework. and tracked on By applying Rapid Change Management’s best packages and enhance their visibility. process. These best proposed changes. changes through a single change request. “smart” user interface. and continual improvement tute a single-stage change process to accelerate your manage closed loop processes that account for loops for your change take-to-market cycles. the return on your investment. understand the business implications associated Rapid Change Management enables you to Incorporates a business case. It tracks the exe. they conform to your company’s standards and for your entire change Rapid Change Management enables you to business rules. This allows you to replace the structure definitions you establish under Parts and Provides real-time status piecemeal systems – that you currently maintain tracking. ensure that the “right” people in your extended ed items.

ration dates or units of the change without This breakdown structure consists of a disrupting the integrity of your change single set of work tasks that have to be package or imposing a further review. and execute product change on a 44-1276-705151 collaborative basis. Change Microsoft SQL Server implementation plan. the EDS logo is a registered service mark. change. PLM Solutions mation as parts and documents.eds. Experteam is a service mark. to approve the change request without going through a change review board. Fast-track of the change and generate reports – con- review/approval is supported as an option. executed to complete the specified change. administer. change adminis- rizes work to begin on the execution of ters can double check the implementation specific product changes. Rapid Change Management Users can include a streamlined work enables you to update appropriate incorpo- breakdown structure in the change request. Asia-Pacific • Extended Enterprise exposes your enterprise’s parts. by creating a change request that incorpo. When all tasks associated with a product Approval of the change request autho. to the product information associated Microsoft Windows NT/2000 • Audit the execution and completion with your proposed changes. job-oriented perspectives. All rights reserved. Copyright © 2001 Electronic Data Systems Corporation. taining appropriate metrics – before closing This enables empowered change analysts the change request in question. 1202c . the change request is forwarded – along What databases are supported? rates the business case for adopting the with its approved implementation plan – to Oracle product change along with a proposed appropriate change implementers. Introducing Teamcenter Product Management Teamcenter Product Management provides the following web-native solutions to enable information authors and knowledge users to work with an enterprise’s dispersed product information through a controlled repository. Once you define these parts and documents within a hierarchical product structure. change have been closed. This enables • Notify users when assigned change What enterprise tier platforms you to: tasks need to be expedited. analysts can monitor the progress of given The change request identifies the product changes by examining the status of What web browsers are impacts of the proposed product change. Contact • Parts and Document Management captures your enterprise’s dispersed product infor. and product changes 852-2230-3333 to your value chain’s knowledge users from focused. What web application servers are supported? BEA WebLogic A closer look at Rapid Change Management IBM WebSphere Users initiate Rapid Change Management Once the change request is approved. Microsoft Internet Explorer and designs have to be changed to support During the execution of a given product Netscape Navigator the improvement in question. and Teamcenter and Imageware are trademarks of Electronic Data Systems Corporation. documents. and Femap are registered marks. 800-498-5351 • Rapid Change Management establishes a single-stage change process that you can Europe leverage to initiate.com EDS. 11/2001 Printed entirely on recycled and recyclable paper. you can re-use this product knowledge across your Americas product lifecycle. Solid Edge. EDS is an equal opportunity employer and values the diversity of its people. HP HP-UX structures that you can inject into • Track both planned and actual impacts Sun SOLARIS your implementation plan. review/approve.C4164_rapid change 12/27/01 10:23 AM Page 2 Te c h n i c a l B r i e f Questions & Answers Document Management. Parasolid. individual tasks and determining whether supported? These impacts describe what documents or not they have been closed. Unigraphics. are supported? • Evaluate the impact of individual • Provide a complete history of IBM AIX product changes. www. All other brand or product names are trademarks or registered marks of their respective owners. product changes executed during SGI IRIX • Create streamlined work breakdown the product lifecycle. of assigned work tasks.