CLM Engineering

Achieve faster time to market with higher quality products
and reduced engineering costs.
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Tech Talk
Peter Tiedemann
Product Manager
Consolidate, Compile, Consume: The Three Steps to a Shared Source of Configuration Truth
June 27, 2024, 10:00 a.m. EDT / 4:00 p.m. CEST
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  • Does your company get products into the market as fast you’d like?
  • Is it time-consuming or difficult to align product data across engineering, marketing, sales, and service?
  • Are you able to identify no-run or low-run options for configured products?

Empower engineers to make more effective design decisions

Many companies believe they could manage configured products more effectively, especially during the product engineering, development and release cycle. Defining product structure, managing configuration rules between products and across solutions, and understanding the interactions of options and components in complex products is a challenging process. CLM Engineering is a function within Configuration Lifecycle Management (CLM). It’s a powerful set of tools for defining, managing, and analyzing product configuration rules, and empowering engineers to make faster, more effective design decisions. Through configuration analysis, BOM validation, and collaborative modeling, companies achieve faster time to market with higher quality products engineered at lower costs.


BOM validation

  • Avoid over/under engineering
  • Support digital mock up to validate rule combinations (as part of a digital twin environment)
  • Ensure consistent, complete BOM definitions for all viable product configurations


  • Collaborative, version-controlled modeling
  • Shared event calendar to control time-dependent changes
  • Product information release cycles governed by permissions
    and authorizations
  • Eliminate missing and incomplete configurations from handover processes within and beyond your organization

Regulatory and legal compliance

  • Enable continued regulatory compliance at all times
    and in all markets
  • Create specific product permutations for testing and analysis

Single source of truth

  • Share a common repository of all configuration rules, even in collaboration with other departments such as marketing, manufacturing, or service

PLM and CAD integration

Feature-based modeling

  • Allow engineers to express configuration definitions in one integrated environment; not just in ‘engineering terms,’ but that also to represent sales, manufacturing and service aspects
  • Common master-feature dictionary used throughout
    the enterprise

BOM analytics

  • Identify low-runners and avoid no-runners (i.e., components that are rarely or never sold)