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Automotive product lifecycle management

Accelerate product development – from product definition to concept to development to verification and validation – by integrating your mechanical, electrical and electronic software systems inside a unified platform. Our solutions are scalable for businesses of all sizes.

Optimize automotive PLM

Customer expectations demand new, technologically advanced features with a quick time to market. That means you must develop and release top-notch products at a rapid pace, including electric, autonomous, connected and shared mobility vehicles. When you also add-in constantly changing regulations, the process of design to validation gets even more complex.


only 55% of product launches take place on schedule (Gartner)


of the 45% of delayed launches, on average, 20% fail to meet internal targets (Gartner)


of the top automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) use Teamcenter.

Under this pressure, how do you continue to not only innovate, but produce high quality products and deliver quickly while keeping costs reasonable?

Implement a product lifecycle management (PLM) solution to build a data and collaboration system that will enable your entire organization to work as a single team, in real time, with one source of truth: from design to prototyping to testing to manufacturing and beyond.

What does a PLM solution do for you?

PLM is an information management system. It integrates data, processes and business systems throughout the entire product lifecycle.

With PLM, you can reduce time to market, improve quality, increase efficiency and reduce costs by making informed decisions with real-time data.

Accelerate with Teamcenter, our automotive PLM solution

Get auditable traceability from concept through production. Automate design exploration and selection. Verify and validate continuously. Deploy on the cloud so your teams have access anywhere, at any time. Explore the automotive PLM capabilities that will drive your success.

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Requirements-driven development

  • Capture, collaborate and maintain requirements across organizations and suppliers
  • Connect requirements from source to implementation
  • Continually verify the product design meets the requirements
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Cross-domain collaboration

  • Manage MCAD, ECAD and simulation tools, data and processes
  • Reuse data and assemblies
  • Manage relationships and dependencies
  • Manage part libraries across ECAD tools
  • Use and reuse library of multi-domain, multi-physics models
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BOMs & configuration management

  • Use all product definition data: mechanical, electrical, electronic, software, requirements, specifications
  • Integrate BOMs across systems; drive downstream processes with engineering BOM
  • Enable stakeholders to review changes
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Visual product collaboration

  • Virtually validate with toolkits for multi-BOM, multi-domain analysis
  • Reduce mistakes by tracking discussions, markups and changes in correct context
  • Increase collaboration in the design review process using live 3D data
Teamcenter X

PLM 30-day free software trial

Try Teamcenter X today and discover the power of software-as-a-service PLM. Explore the most common use cases such as CAD, change and BOM management, along with preconfigured industry solutions.

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What PLM solution is best for you?

G2 ranks products based on customer reviews. G2 named Teamcenter the best PLM software for any size company – outperforming 99 others. Take a look at the PLM software comparison grid to see the top ranking for Teamcenter.

G2 Teamcenter 2024 winter award banners. G2 named Teamcenter the best PLM software for any size company.

Top PLM software leadership recognition

Teamcenter is recognized by Forrester Research as a leader in PLM.

Teamcenter received the highest possible scores in more criteria than any other evaluated vendor in The Forrester Wave™: Product Lifecycle Management for Discrete Manufacturers, Q1 2023 report.

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Our designers are very pleased with Teamcenter... they can now collaborate and share data 50% more efficiently... they have increased design re-use by 50%, saving both time and money in the process.
Gustav Kågesson, Design Manager, NP Innovation

Implement PLM with trusted support and training

Start your PLM journey with ease. Our support and service offerings guide you along the way.

Deploy your way

Implement Teamcenter on the cloud using a provider of your choice, or SaaS by Siemens. Or deploy on-premise and manage with your IT team. It is not just a large enterprise solution.

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Frequently asked questions

How is PLM in the automotive industry?

Product lifecycle management (PLM) software helps automotive companies accelerate innovation from concept through production.

For many automotive companies, product and process knowledge is spread across multiple systems, databases and desktops. PLM provides the digital thread backbone that brings together all of your product and process-related information. A secure but accessible PLM system can be used from multiple applications by diverse teams.

Why does the automotive sector use PLM for production?

Complex product development requires a wide variety of software applications, including mechanical, electronic, electrical, software and simulation. When engineers develop systems and sub-systems independently, a lack of integration can lead to costly late-stage problems. An integrated, multi-domain automotive BOM within PLM enables a single, accurate product definition. You can control and track changes as they’re made to manage the evolution of your product in all its variants and configurations.

What PLM do the top automotive manufacturers use?

100% of the top 23 global automotive OEMs included on the Fortune Global 500 list use Siemens Xcelerator for PLM. 

What is Teamcenter?

Teamcenter is a software platform developed by Siemens that helps companies efficiently manage all aspects of their products, from initial design to production and maintenance. It serves as a central hub for organizing and sharing product-related information, ensuring that teams work with accurate and up-to-date data. Teamcenter also supports collaboration among different departments and suppliers, streamlines workflows, and helps companies adhere to quality standards and regulatory requirements. Essentially, it's a tool that makes the complex process of creating and maintaining products more organized and efficient.

What is Teamcenter used for?

  1. Managing product data like CAD models and documents
  2. Collaborating on product design and engineering
  3. Automating workflows and processes
  4. Tracking and managing product requirements
  5. Coordinating with suppliers
  6. Planning manufacturing processes
  7. Simulating and analyzing product designs
  8. Managing maintenance and service information
  9. Ensuring compliance with regulations
  10. Preforming quality management and configuration control
  11. Enhancing data security
  12. Providing data analytics and reporting
  13. Visualizing product lifecycles

It streamlines product development, reduces time-to-market, and ensures product quality and compliance across various industries.

Learn more


Video | Take the Fast Track with Teamcenter X SaaS PLM

Video | Cloud PLM with Teamcenter X is built to grow as your business grows


Infographic | What is PLM, and why PLM on the cloud

Infographic | Establish auditable traceability in accelerated product development


Case study | PLM helps automaker reduce product development cycle by thirty percent

Case study | PLM helps vehicle manufacturer cut costs and speed development

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