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Teamcenter is a suite of product lifecycle management (PLM) computer software applications. It was originally created by EDS PLM Solutions, a company which later became Siemens PLM Software.


The product was created in the mid-1980s, with technology and products from Control Data, SDRC and UGS.[1] Most of the original functionality of Teamcenter came from previously branded products:

  • Teamcenter Enterprise – (was Metaphase)
  • Teamcenter Engineering - (was iMAN)
  • Teamcenter Project – (was Inovie Software TeamCenter)
  • Teamcenter Requirements – (was Slate)
  • Teamcenter Visualization – (was Viz)
  • Teamcenter Manufacturing – (was the IMAN + Tecnomatix MPM suite)
  • Teamcenter Integrator
  • Teamcenter Community – (was e-Viz)[2]

In late 2006, Siemens PLM Software claimed that Teamcenter software portfolio had over 3 million licensed users.[3]

Products similar to Teamcenter include Windchill by PTC, ENOVIA by Dassault Systèmes and Agile by Oracle.[4]


  • Teamcenter for Compliance Management includes Teamcenter for Environmental Compliance, built using EMARS from Synapsis Technology, which is designed to help companies meet environmental compliance requirements such as RoHS, WEEE, ELV, and REACH.
  • Teamcenter Engineering, Teamcenter Express, formerly known as iMAN (Information Manager), is a PLM software package designed for CAx data management. The engineering client application can be used with other CAx products[which?]. Teamcenter Engineering is designed for large companies, while Teamcenter Express is targeted for mid-size to small engineering companies.
  • Teamcenter Enterprise, formerly known as Metaphase, is a large-scale PLM product.
  • Teamcenter Manufacturing is an information management engine based on Teamcenter Engineering, with several extensions for applicability to the manufacturing environment. Teamcenter Manufacturing is the foundation for Siemens PLM Software' Tecnomatix suite of digital manufacturing applications, designed to allow companies to assess the impact of their decisions on product, process, plant and resource requirements.
  • Teamcenter Project provides project management capabilities for companies and project managers.
  • Teamcenter for Systems Engineering, Teamcenter Requirements, and Slate are designed to assist project planners of integrated mechanical, electrical and software product design in creating and communicating requirements.
  • Teamcenter Sourcing is a collection of configurable strategic sourcing applications, which are designed to allows uuser to provide input to design decisions earlier in the product development process.
  • Teamcenter Visualization is designed to allow users to view CAD data in a CAD neutral format[clarification needed].
  • Teamcenter for Reporting & Analytics provides a basis on which to establish, measure and analyze key performance metrics.
  • Teamcenter for Simulation is designed to provides a single, secure source of simulation data and processes, which that can be embedded into the product lifecycle to assess product performance and quality, and is intended to improve development efficiency.[5]



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