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Infor Releases Optiva 11 PLM
Perhaps unique in the industry, Infor has its own product lifecycle management (PLM) offerings for discrete manufacturing, process manufacturing, and the

infor plm 8  labeling, and regulatory compliance. Infor Optiva PLM enables process manufacturers to make more efficient processes for product development, material selection, cost-efficient formulation, and new product introductions (NPIs), while maintaining compliance with applicable regulatory requirements. These nearly 100 Optiva PLM customers are also much larger companies on average in comparison to the discrete and fashion PLM customers. Infor  recently announced Infor Optiva 11 , offering improved project

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Core PLM for Discrete Industries

The foundation of product lifecycle management (PLM) for the discrete manufacturing industries is product data management (PDM). It covers design and product-related aspects of PLM including management of material specifications, product structures, production processes, design tools, document management, and design collaboration. 

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