Content management
Managing the development of structured documentation within PLM
Benefits
• Improves productivity by
establishing standards for
document authoring/
collaboration
• Accelerates time-to-market
by leveraging SGML/XML
tools that enable you to
rapidly author/publish
documents and multiple
product-related variants
• Improves compliance
through the use of schemas
that ensure documents
conform to required
structure and content
• Improves product launch
success by providing a single
source of product knowledge
that facilitates concurrent
engineering and aligned
communications for
synchronized launch
activities
• Reduces translation costs for
global publications by reusing document components
and tracking translations
work/content
• Reduces documentation
costs by re-using content
components at an efficient
level and eliminating cutand-paste practices
Teamcenter
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Summary
Teamcenter® software’s structured content management suite provides
dynamic solutions for automating the activities associated with authoring,
assembling and publishing complex product and/or service documentation in
multiple languages and delivery formats. Teamcenter provides advanced
integrations and customer-selected SGML/XML authoring and publishing
tools. You can leverage these integrations and Teamcenter’s smarter and
faster authoring, review and publication capabilities to unify your product
engineering and authoring processes, as well as to create and publish highly
flexible and accurate documentation.
Business challenges
Ideally, documentation should be developed in concert with your product
development process. Unfortunately, all too often, authors create and
manage their work in isolated environments, with the result that technical
publications groups need to perform significant rework as engineering
changes occur late in the development process or even worse, they fail to
deliver a document on time for the product release.
Teamcenter
Content management
Benefits continued
• Improves accuracy and
quality by linking
engineering and
documentation components
so that changes can be
planned, completed and
verified before publishing
• Improves interchange of
document content by
supporting industry
standards, including S1000D
and DITA
Features
Managing document content
• Document components at an
appropriate level of
granularity for management
and re-use
• Document structures similar
to bills of material
• Ability to maintain
relationships between
original documents and
multiple outputs, including
PDF and web
Clone and re-use by reference
capability
• Ability to clone or reference
existing topics to build
document trees
• Ability to clone or reference
within authoring tool
• Creation of template and
boilerplate content as a
starting point or for re-use
Search capability
• Where-used searching for
impact analysis
• Saved and ad hoc queries
• Full-text searches
Change management
• Revision (document release)
• Sequence (interim or workin-progress edits)
• Content-level (to correct
relation of source versions to
translated content versions)
Translation
• Ability to manage
components in multiple
languages and their
relationship to each other
These unaligned and serial processes can
cause companies to release their products
to market without proper documentation,
labeling or regulatory filings and often
delay the product launch all together.
• Rely on cut and paste operations to
multiple documents, instead of effective
content re-use
• Require content rework for different
delivery channels
Teamcenter functionality
In today’s fast paced global economy,
documentation is critical to product launch
and delivery. With this in mind, Teamcenter
enables you to incor­porate content
management into your product lifecycle
management (PLM) so that you can:
• Establish standards for documentation
input and collaboration
• Leverage advanced content authoring
and management
• Automate and optimize publication and
distribution
In today’s knowledge-based economy,
companies are driven to meet customer
demands for product and service
information that is highly accurate,
relevant and consistently up-to-date.
Teamcenter eliminates the repetitive,
error-prone processes normally associated
with developing standard documents and
technical publications. Teamcenter enables
content authors and product teams to
create, manage and publish vast amounts
of technical systems information in sync.
For advanced documentation needs, you
can extend your Teamcenter environment
with content management capabilities that
utilize SGML/XML applications to improve
the processes associated with authoring,
assembling and publishing product and
service-related documents in multiple
languages and output formats.
Facilitating seamless product and
publication definition
Teamcenter addresses issues traditionally
associated with document creation and
technical publication, including risks
introduced when processes:
• Fail to enforce consistent authoring
• Involve manual formatting and
publication tasks that impose time
delays
• Require difficult engineering changes
that affect applicable publications
Teamcenter can automatically perform full
text indexing and document rendering to
facilitate reviews. Teamcenter supports
dynamic publishing by applying style
sheets to content based on configuration,
revision or effectivity considerations.
When using Teamcenter’s content
management capabilities, a document’s
content is separated from the format
defined by the style sheet; users can easily
format or render the same document for
print, web or interactive electronic
technical publications (IETPs). Teamcenter
also makes it easier to publish
documentation in multiple languages for
each required output format. You can use
Teamcenter to author and publish:
• User and owner manuals
• Parts and product catalogs and data
sheets
• Training documentation
• MRO logistics support documents
• Service and repair manuals
• Specifications
• Resource descriptions
• Costing and estimating documents
Underlying concepts
Teamcenter enables you to manage your
product development processes and
document/publication support processes in
the same, single environment with
common product knowledge available to
your entire team. Teamcenter allows you
to create connections between source
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Features continued
• Translation orders and
workflows to manage
internal or external
translation work assignments
at any document level
• Matrix to track translation
task status by components,
vendor and language
• Ability to receive and import
translations automatically
Graphics
• Built-in graphics viewer
• Ability to manage multiple
formats and languages to
optimize target output,
including web and PDF
• Ability to easily search and
reference graphics from XML/
SGML components
Ease of use
• Drag and drop topics to build
documents
• Real-time access to topic
metadata
• Document structure navi­
gation at single or multiple
levels with simple click
• Drag and drop relationship
between style sheets,
DTD and schemas to
simplify configuration of
document types
• Graphic workflow
development and viewing
• Built-in preview and
publish viewer
• Configurable lifecycle states
to control access and
processes at different stages
of document development
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content and related documents within the
context of your workflow and business
processes – for example, the relationships
between a part or assembly definition
(e.g., BOM and CAD data) and associated
illustrations or parts tables that appear in
technical documents.
Teamcenter provides open solutions that
support industry-leading SGML/XML
authoring and publishing engines, thereby
enabling you to create and render
documents in multiple formats using
automated processes.
translation requests only to those
components that have changed – and then
re-using these translated components in
multiple documents.
Automating key documentation
processes Teamcenter’s workflow
capabilities enable document teams to
speed their review/approval processes,
optimize their change processes and
trigger audience-specific publication
processes. Teamcenter-driven workflows
enable companies to publish and deliver
the right information to the right audience
at the right stage in the product lifecycle.
Use cases
Structured content management By
letting you include technical writers in the
PLM environment, Teamcenter enables
these stakeholders to contribute directly to
product launch processes and draw upon
product engineering source data to create
content as it is needed in your documents.
Documentation teams can decompose
documents into components that are the
right size to justify their continued
management and still support re-use in
multiple instances. These components can
be managed from a single source of
information and leveraged to publish or
update multiple documents.
You can access the Teamcenter repository
to make a change to a single component
that subsequently can be applied to
multiple documents containing the
original information. This practice is
especially valuable for ensuring
information integrity and accuracy.
Managing a single source also reduces
translation cost by enabling you to limit
Document teams can leverage
Teamcenter’s change management
capabilities to ensure that product changes
are executed through standardized best
practices and include the necessary
document changes. In addition,
Teamcenter-driven workflows can
automatically initiate processes that
deliver audience-specific publications in
the appropriate format.
Integrated total product development
Teamcenter’s single source of product
knowledge brings product engineering and
documentation teams together in an
environment where change can be
captured and communicated to all of the
product launch’s stakeholders. Engineering
changes can be identified immediately and
applicable content, such as parts, tables or
graphics, can be automatically incorpo­
rated into documents and publications.
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Document management
Solving the document dilemma with PLM
Benefits
• Improve productivity by
establishing standards for
document authoring/
collaboration and enabling
key information (including
document content and
properties) to be exchanged
and directly leveraged
with Teamcenter
• Accelerate time-to-market
by leveraging CAD and
Microsoft Office tools to
rapidly author/produce
documents directly to and
from Teamcenter
• Improve compliance by
using templates to ensure
that documents conform
to required structure and
content
• Improve product launch
success by leveraging a
single source of product
knowledge that facilitates
concurrent engineering and
aligned launch activity
• Reduce document confusion
by leveraging a single source
for secure document
authoring, review and access
• Improve accuracy by linking
all engineering and
document teams
• Improve quality by enabling
product and document
changes to be planned
and verified
TEAMCENTER
www.siemens.com/teamcenter
Summary
Teamcenter® software’s document management solution enables knowledge
workers using applications from CAD to Microsoft Office and everything in
between to directly participate and contribute to the product lifecycle.
Authors of spreadsheets, documents, presentations, diagrams and projects
can interact with your product lifecycle management (PLM) environment
from within their application of choice. Their involvement in this environment facilitates their contributions and enables supporting documents to be
managed alongside engineering and manufacturing product information.
Authors can use that product information within their documents and
participate in multiple product-related processes. Teamcenter’s document
management capabilities facilitate the standardization and management of
documents and document processes, thereby enabling greater productivity
and reduced cycle time in the product lifecycle.
Business challenges
Ideally, documents that support product development efforts should be
developed in concert with your product development processes. Unfortunately, all too often, document authors create and manage their work in environments with no connection to their product data. As a result, documents are
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Document management
Features
Microsoft Office interface
• Managed bi-directional
data exchange between
Teamcenter and Office
documents
• Standardized template usage
based on document types
• Embedded Office-centric
Teamcenter interface
• Synchronization of MS
Outlook tasks with PLM tasks
Full repository management
• Access and security
management by document
types, states, user roles,
groups and individuals
• Animated and ad hoc
workflow
• Change management of
versions (releases) and
sequences (interim edits)
Search capability
• Support for derived
document relationships
(where-used)
• Full metadata and full
text search
• Saved and ad hoc queries
Editing
• Ability to easily search and
add JT™ format and other
graphic conventions directly
into your documentation
• Mark-up management for
simultaneous reviews
• Configurable lifecycle states
to control release at different
document stages
Ease of use
• Embedded Teamcenter tab in
MS Office applications
• Automatic rendering to PDF
and other neutral formats
• Batch printing with
watermarks and stamps
• Graphic workflow
development and viewing
often out of sync with product information
and progress in an uncontrolled manner
that may not support your product schedules and processes.
Misaligned and serial processes can cause
companies to miss product launches due
to incomplete or improper documentation,
poor labeling or incorrect regulatory
filings. In some cases, it is not the lack of
documents that is the problem but an
overabundance of documents that
impedes progress as questions concerning
accuracy, current status and redundancy
frequently occur.
Teamcenter’s document
management functionality
In today’s fast paced global economy,
documents critical to product development, such as product plans, trade studies,
regulatory filings and marketing materials,
are generated by engineers and nonengineering knowledge workers alike.
Ensuring that these documents are
captured, conform to required formats,
meet project deadlines and use the latest
product information is hard to accomplish
outside of a PLM system. Teamcenter
enables you to incorporate document
management capabilities into your product
development environment so you can:
• Establish standards for document
input and collaboration
• Enable knowledge workers to
participate and contribute directly to
product processes
• Leverage up-to-date product information
across all authoring processes
• Automate and
optimize
publication
and distribution
You can use
Teamcenter to
implement templates
for standard
document formats,
ensuring compliance
with policies and
regulatory
requirements. With a
simple configuration, you can define
document types, templates, full text
indexing and document rendering requirements. This approach enables document
authors to quickly create, modify and
review documents in a familiar environment, thereby requiring less training to
become productive. As a result, documents
now can be authored in conjunction with
product development to ensure correct
content and alignment with your product
launch processes.
Facilitating seamless product
and document creation
Teamcenter addresses issues traditionally
associated with document creation and
management, including concerns that
these processes:
• Fail to enforce consistent authoring
• Jeopardize schedule-related deadlines
• Fail to reflect product and
project changes
• Inhibit rapid document review
• Promote redundancy
Teamcenter eliminates the repetitive,
error-prone processes normally associated
with developing and managing documents. Instead, it enables document
authors and product teams to create,
manage and publish vast amounts of technical systems information in unison. You
can leverage Teamcenter to automatically
perform full text indexing and document
rendering, thereby facilitating more effective reviews. With mark-up management,
multiple reviewers can simultaneously
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provide comments on documents and
reduce cycle time. You also can use batch
printing with stamps and watermarks to
ensure proper distribution and identify
documents that must printed.
Teamcenter can be leveraged to author
and publish a variety of documents,
including:
•Specifications
• Resource descriptions
• Marketing presentations
• Costing and estimating documents
• Trade studies
•Correspondence
• Regulatory filings
Underlying concepts
Authors can create documents based on
template and boilerplate files managed in
Teamcenter by document type or access
rights, thereby ensuring proper format
and content. In-process and completed
documents can be saved to Teamcenter,
indexed for searching, rendered to neutral
formats for review and submitted to
workflow processes aligned with product
development processes.
Teamcenter lets document authors
manage their work in the PLM environment directly from their Microsoft Office
applications in the same way that engineers access Teamcenter from within
integrated CAD applications. This approach
allows authors to use Teamcenter to directly search and access product information
and then include this information in
documents such as MS Word documents,
Excel spreadsheets, Visio diagrams and
PowerPoint presentations. An advanced
Teamcenter integration for Microsoft
Office increases productivity because
users stay in a familiar application environment while benefiting from the power of
Teamcenter. Document properties and
content can be exchanged with
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Teamcenter to
reduce the need for
keystroking (typing),
while providing
up-to-date content
in both the document and PLM
envirornment. A
single, secure, global
source of documents
reduces document
confusion that
would otherwise
lead to product decision errors, misfiled
regulatory information or poor
collaboration.
Teamcenter’s document management
solution embeds PLM power in Microsoft
Office so that you can synchronize
your PLM tasks with your Outlook tasks,
maintain MS Office documents with
related product information and directly
participate in product processes that
improve schedule and budget
performance.
Use cases
Including document authors in your PLM
environment enables them to contribute
directly to product launch processes and
draw upon product content as it’s needed
in your documents. Teamcenter also
facilitates global document collaboration
without risking document redundancy as
documentation teams work in consistent
and more accurate product development
processes that drive on-time schedules.
Automating key document processes
Teamcenter’s workflow capabilities enable
document teams to speed review/approval
processes, optimize change processes and
trigger rendering and printing processes.
You can leverage Teamcenter-driven
workflows to automatically deliver the
correct documents to the right people at
the right time, thereby facilitating on-time
schedules and process efficiency.
Document teams can use Teamcenter’s
change management capabilities to ensure
that product changes are executed through
standardized best practices and include
necessary document changes. Teamcenterdriven workflows also can enforce
standardized document review, approval
and delivery processes.
Integrated total product development
Teamcenter’s single source of product
knowledge brings product engineering and
document authors together in an environment where change can be captured and
communicated to all product launch
stakeholders. Regulatory filings can be
created on the basis of current product
information. Trade studies, reports and
analysis-related spreadsheets can be
revision controlled and linked directly to
product processes and decisions to
facilitate scheduling success.
© 2011 Siemens Product Lifecycle Management Software
Inc. All rights reserved. Siemens and the Siemens logo are
registered trademarks of Siemens AG. D-Cubed, Femap,
Geolus, GO PLM, I-deas, Insight, JT, NX, Parasolid, Solid
Edge, Teamcenter, Tecnomatix and Velocity Series are
trademarks or registered trademarks of Siemens Product
Lifecycle Management Software Inc. or its subsidiaries in
the United States and in other countries. All other logos,
trademarks, registered trademarks or service marks used
herein are the property of their respective holders.
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