OpenPDM CCenter is a self-contained collaboration platform for the secure provision of shared data in distributed development projects and the coordination of cross-company project work.

When using conventional data exchange solutions, comparing development statuses in globally distributed projects with numerous partners involves considerable coordination outlay. OpenPDM CCenter makes data available to all those involved in a project in a shared environment outside of their own PLM systems, which not only makes it possible to integrate new partners but also dismantle partner relationships quickly.

PLM, CAD and structure data can be extracted automatically from the connected backend system, converted as required and synchronized by comparing data when changes have been made. OpenPDM CCenter supports not only secure online access via the Internet but also the offline processing of CAD data structures, with the option of synchronizing them online.

The project partners have access to all the functions they need to coordinate their work, including version, workflow and change management. OpenPDM CCenter also provides you with optional integrated project management for the distribution of tasks, deadline monitoring, cost control and resource planning.

The solution offers you the following features and benefits:

Comprehensive PLM functions
Thanks to integrated PLM functions, OpenPDM CCenter can be used not only as a platform for file-based exchange but also as a shared development platform for distributed project work, for example in joint ventures or consortium projects.

Online and offline collaboration
In addition to fully-automated synchronization with the connected backend systems, the solution supports efficient permissions- and role-based work throughout the entire development network, both online and offline.

Fast integration of partners
The composition of the development networks often changes from project to project. OpenPDM CCenter makes it possible to integrate new partners in the global development networks flexibly and to dismantle the networks quickly once a project has been concluded.

Optimum know-how protection
The fact that the shared data is managed separately and that the partners have no direct access to the respective backend systems means that your intellectual property enjoys optimum protection when working on a project.

High level of reliability
The automatic synchronization of the shared data between the collaboration platform and the partners' backend systems reduces administrative overhead for bidirectional data exchange and avoid errors caused by manual intervention. The data can be converted into neutral formats automatically when it is uploaded and can thus be used in different CAD systems.

Maximum process reliability
OpenPDM CCenter makes all the changes made in the project context transparent during the work in progress. The clear documentation of all changes and change statuses improves process reliability and quality.

Shorter project runtimes
The more efficient handling of projects in the development network, the improved data quality thanks to data cleansing, the protection of know-how by means of selective data provision and the simplification of data exchange reduce costs and shorten project runtimes.