ePLM stands for eProduct Lifecycle Management (ePLM). It optimizes the product planning/development and furthermore links the development process with the value added chain. The tailor-made availability of product data and the control of product-relevant information flows throughout the entire product life cycle form the basis. By using Internet-based applications, the cooperation between development and manufacturing sites as well as the integration of suppliers and clients into the product development are supported in the best possible way.