Product Key Customer Benefits
From Actions to engineering change requests (ECRs) and engineering change orders (ECOs) ENOVIA Change Management provides a full range of change mechanisms that address unique needs for managing changes in each product lifecycle with seamless transitions between each change mechanism.
- Full range of change mechanisms that span the entire product lifecycle
Actions, an informal change mechanism, are suitable for early product development phases where changes to product structures and designs are typically made locally and in informal fashion. Actions not only function as a means to send a change instruction from one person to another, but also have the capability to record changes as they are being performed by users. All of these allow designers to spend their time on design creativity and have the system do the change tracking for them.
- Powerful and flexible informal change management mechanism
When the product design has stabilized and matured, ECR and ECO processes can be used to carry out multi departmental change validation and order. These processes ensure that a change is properly validated by people across impacted organizations (design, manufacturing, purchasing, quality, finance) and justified before the change can be implemented. A validated ECR can lead to the distribution of multiple ECOs that are sent to multiple organizations to carry out the changes. For releasing a large product structure, a series of ECOs can be linked as prerequisite, co-requisite or a hierarchical structure to allow changes to be released according to a planned sequence.
- Multi-departmental formal change mechanism
All ENOVIA change processes are tightly integrated with product definition. Each Action or ECO completion confirms an object as a member of a specific product configuration or releases the object, requiring a new version to be generated for any future changes. ENOVIA change processes are designed to help users and managers to ensure that changes to products and related production processes are properly authorized, validated and tracked throughout the lifecycle.
- Tight change management integration with product definition