Engineering data management systems (EDMS) offer seamless, integrated, shared-data environments with continuous information flow from product design through product production. Current information technologies and systems engineering methodologies provide the basis for dramatic process improvements and enterprise-wide organizational re-engineering. This paper presents the characteristics of a system being installed, and discusses the benefits afforded to the customer in the area of process improvements. Its emphasis is on data/process integration, a significant feature that allows building extensive metrics and thus enabling continuous process improvement.

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