Product Data Management

What Does Product Data Management Mean?

Product data management (PDM) is the process of using IT resources and services to store, manage, monitor and share data pertaining to a particular product. PDM incorporates tools and techniques to centrally store and manage all the data associated with a product’s life cycle.


Techopedia Explains Product Data Management

PDM is a bundled processing hardware, software, storage and networking solution that works to store and maintain each type of product data from product launch to deployment. PDM is generally applied to products that are built using a series of processes and raw material. It is is connected directly to the production system and receives, stores, shares and collaborates product data over a network/Internet. PDM may include data such as product diagrams, technical specification sheets, project plans, images and any related data.


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