PDM, or Product Data Management, is a system that helps businesses to manage their product data. It can be used to store, manage, and share product data, as well as to track changes and revisions to that data. PDM can also be used to generate reports and to create and manage product catalogs.
There are three main functions provided by PDM systems:
Data storage and management: PDM systems provide a central repository for product data, making it easy to track and manage that data.
Change tracking and revision management: PDM systems track changes to product data, making it easy to see who made what changes and when. This can be useful for preventing unauthorized changes, or for tracking the progress of product development.
Report generation: PDM systems can generate reports on product data, making it easy to get an overview of what products are in development, what changes have been made to them, and so on.