Managing access to technical data within “four walls” via on-premises server environments of the past was enticing because of technical simplicity and data proximity assurances. What these approaches sacrifice is the essential foundation companies need to move beyond compliance and consistently exceed customer commitments.
ITAR or EAR contracts, while important, may represent only part of a company’s product portfolio. These businesses need more than secure design control and compliance. They need the agility and visibility modern PLM systems provide for cost controls, high quality, and long-term product serviceability for all product offerings (commercial and regulated).
A secure best-in-class cloud-based PLM gives manufacturers the complete package—a competitive advantage for all product lines plus the required platform elements for ITAR/EAR compliance.