In order to make all product data available company-wide and to manage projects more efficiently, Stiebel Eltron has connected the TDM and ERP systems via CIM database. The system serves as a driving force for all further processes in the product lifecycle and is intensively used throughout the company. Approximately 500 employees from a wide variety of departments around the world work with the PLM solution. In addition to development, work planning and quality management, this includes the legal department, patent administration, technical documentation and customer service. One advantage of many: The PLM solution has reduced the effort for change processes by about 40%.