Cloud PLM software that brings products to life
Simplify product creation with an intuitive cloud PLM trusted by top engineers and innovators.
- Shared version of truth: Share, edit and view all your CAD data on a single platform
- Multi-CAD integration: Integrate data and systems with pre-built CAD plugins
- Automated workflows: Build processes that work for you
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PLM features that check all the boxes
Sync any BOM and CAD data automatically and leverage user-defined views to create a shared version of truth across your teams.
Make engineering change management easy with issues and ECRs falling into workflows that you build and own.
Automatically track every change. See who’s made an edit, when, and why and revert to previous versions at the click of a button.
Operate in highly regulated environments and keep your files safe and secure with industry-leading data security and automated audit controls.
Get real-time visibility into your processes and keep new product development on track.
Upload/download CAD data from the cloud 98% faster than any other PLM solution on the market.
Collaborate with business stakeholders and empower them to contribute with tools they already know.
3D CAD viewer & markup
Business stakeholders can markup any CAD files without the expensive CAD license to get your engineers the feedback they need, fast.
Configure your workflows and visualize your process to move projects from stage to stage automatically.
What is PLM?
Product lifecycle management, or PLM, is software to manage products from cradle to grave. It integrates product data (think CAD), workflows, and other systems, especially across lots of businesses up and down the value chain.
PLM started in the 1980s to help giant companies build things like cars, tanks and jets.
“Traditional PLM” is hard to use, hard to implement, and astronomically expensive.
That’s why small and mid-sized businesses don’t have it — they don’t have the resources or the cash to deal with creaking software from the ‘80s.
But there’s a new sheriff in town. Our cloud PLM takes the original dream of PLM — a connected value chain — and turns it into a reality for everyone.
I don’t want everyone to see my data!
No problem. Set granular, stage gate-managed, user-specific permission settings so each stakeholder only sees data relevant to them.
Why do I need cloud PLM software?
Cloud PLM software gives you and any stakeholder you work with (e.g. a contract manufacturer, a satellite engineering office, service techs, your CEO) insight into your product data and product creation process in a secured and controlled way.
It gives you a single view of all your data, without actually moving where it’s stored. This means you can keep using all the software you’re using right now, but it all gets wired together so your data’s always up to date.
It means that everyone’s on the same page, changes are checked automatically, and work gets completed faster and with fewer mistakes.
Who can I collaborate with?
Anyone you want, but most of our clients use cloud PLM to connect engineering with sales, marketing, procurement, suppliers, and manufacturing planners to start.
Is this compliance software?
No. But it makes compliance a lot easier because for every file and change in our system is tracked. We record who changed what, when, and why, and you can go back to a previous version at the tap of a button.
Cloud PLM by numbers
lower production costs
lower scrap costs
fewer production errors
“Before Upchain, we had a non-professional paper trail and design control. Now, our design work is like how we do things in our factory — standardized and repeatable. We needed a standard way to make a design, and Upchain provided that solution.”
Design Engineer, Ceramaspeed