Competitive pressures, cost challenges and increased customer expectations are driving companies to improve their New Product Introduction (NPI) processes. Their objective? Execute the cross-functional business-focused New Product Introduction process in a way that brings new products to market more effectively. While product launchmanagement methodologies such as PACE®, Stage-Gate®, IPD, and others are helping companies formalize and improve this critical process, they only take you so far.
What's missing is a solution that enables all constituents to speak a common language, automate and streamline the process, expose performance bottlenecks, drive consistent execution and continuous improvement, and provide managementvisibility into the product development pipeline.
PTC's Product Development System (PDS) employs a powerful workflow engine that automates many business processes to streamline execution and repeatability while removing distance barriers. Configurable and reusable process templates guide product development teams and include best practice and benchmark-based project plans, standard documenttemplates, teams, roles, gate review deliverables, and more.
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Enable Organization-Wide Consistency with Standard Regulatory Compliance Processes
Whether it's environmental regulations such as RoHS and WEEE, strict FDA requirements, new legislation based on homeland security and public safety, or privacy concerns such asITAR and HIPAA, your company is coping with an ever-increasing set of regulations. These regulations govern not only the contents of your products, but how products are documented and how internal business processes are performed. The only certainties: more regulations, changing regulatory requirements, and higher cost and risk associated with compliance.
Modifying your existing systems at thedepartmental or divisional level may have worked until now, but increasingly, companies are recognizing the enormous hidden costs and risks with this approach.
What about tomorrow? Will your current regulatory compliance management approach scale to meet new product and process regulations still on the drawing board throughout the globe?
PTC's Product Development System (PDS) provides acomprehensive, scalable regulatory compliance solution that leverages PTC's unique combination of strengths in product development, content and product data management, process control, and dynamic publishing.
With PTC's PDS, your entire organization can participate in standard regulatory compliance processes. The PDS provides a single version of critical compliance data and documents, withcomprehensive analytical tools to test and maintain compliance to multiple regulations. With PTC's PDS, you get critical content and process management capabilities that support demanding regulatory requirements, including electronic records, electronic signatures, change tracking, auditing, and complex compliance documentation. PTC's Product Development System is an integral solution that scales to meetwhatever regulatory challenges your company is facing - now and in the future.
Seamlessly Organize & Control Change
In today's competitive global business environment, it's important for companies to reduce product cost, improve product quality, and eliminate expensive product delays. These initiatives, coupled with the fact that products and development processes are becoming more complexand increasingly global, drive the need for a well defined and orderly process for controlling change to product configurations from conception to retirement. Difficulties finding accurate change-related documentation, including the recording of a proposed change, the impending impact of the change, and the complete change history, all leave companies open to repeating mistakes. Problems managing...