Market-leading companies delivering complex products in competitive markets must overcome many challenges in order to manage product requirements throughout their enterprise. Among the most difficult of these are integrating complex systems engineering processes, promoting collaboration among multiple engineering disciplines, and enabling the sharing of intellectual property among globally dispersed teams.

This paper highlights the criteria needed for a comprehensive requirements management solution that incorporates PLM to offer customers a scalable enterprise grade solution. The collaborative approach outlined is designed to bring together people, processes, data and systems to deliver products to market faster and more efficiently.