Product Data Management(PDM) is the basis for Product Lifecycle Management( PLM). It involves the control and management of data during the product lifecycle, from the product idea, through its development, production, marketing and sales.
The product data generated during product data management is stored in relational databases and managed with regard to changes and configurations. Engineering Data Management( EDM) data flows into the PDM data and supports design, commercial and administrative work. For example, supply chain management( SCM) and workflow.
Product data can also be used for sales and marketing tasks, such as websites, price lists and catalogs.