openPLM is the first genuine product oriented open source PLM.

From now on, for business or at home, open source solutions are recognized at the sides of proprietary solutions and constantly increase their market share

Now, these solutions (OpenOffice, Salome, KiCAD, ...) invest the area of product development tools. It is riding the tide of History.

openPLM opens the way and offers a secure, open and flexible solution for product data structure and management purpose for all business areas, for all business process, for all expected functions, for all applications (open source or proprietary).

  • openPLM is full web.
  • openPLM has really user-friendly interfaces (just install plugins).
  • openPLM can easily dialog with lot of open source and proprietary solutions (, Mail User Agents, project management softwares, pdf maker, collaborative tools, ERP, ...) and collect heterogeneous data.
  • openPLM is based on open source modules ( GNU/Linux , PostgreSQL , Django , python , Apache , ... ).
  • openPLM is also based on ( Graphviz Xapian Celery RabbitMQ PythonOCC ).



Open source advantages :

  • Based on standards,
  • Open Plateform(s),
  • Flexible,
  • Secure,
  • Free licence.
What the open source is ?
A product oriented Product Lifecycle Management (or PLM) unifies all activities of the company in an ECM which structures data around the product.

ECM advantages :

  • Accelerate information exchanges,
  • Reduce time necessary for development,
  • Reduce information losses (one "master" document in one single place),
  • Improve process efficiency,
  • Reduce misunderstandings,
  • Improve quality
What an ECM is ?

Advantages to be structured around the product :

  • We can find out documents more easily,
  • All company activities are structured around the same frame of reference,
  • Full tracability of each product, from its early development to the end of the support, is ensured,
  • openPLM reduces develpment costs,
  • openPLM accelerates developments (Time To Market),
  • openPLM improves quality.
Structured around the product ?


  • For users :
    • Navigation / surf using links between objects
    • Parts creation and modification
    • Documents creation and modification
    • Electronic signature for objects
    • Objects revisions management
    • History safeguarding of each object
    • BOM creation and edition (Part-Part links)
    • Part-Document links creation
    • Part-User and Document-User links creation and modification (owner, signer, notified links)
    • User-User links creation and modification (rights delegation is possible)
    • Check-in / Check-out / Download of all kind of files
    • Plain text research based on the uploaded files content and metadata
    • Possibility to add some comments on Attributes page of each object
    • Import/export from/to csv file
    • New User sponsorship
    • Document thumbnails creation
    • PDF documents merge
    • Mass files download within a compressed file
    • Surf history
    • e-mail notification
    • Visualization of 3D data using STEP standard
    • Automatic generation of Parts structure (BOM) based on STEP standard
    • Plugin for OpenOffice
    • Plugin for GoogleDoc
    • Plugin for Subversion
    • Plugin for FreeCAD
    • Plugin for Salome/Code_Aster
  • For administrators :
    • All types under Part can be adapted following company needs
    • All types under Document can be adapted following company needs
    • Attributes of each type can be modified
    • Lifecycles and electronic signatures can be modified
    • Tracability level can be adapted
    • All functions required by the company can be adapted, modified or created
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  • Navigate ergonomy improvement
  • Lifecyles and electronic signatures improvement
  • Users management improvement
  • STEP files management improvement
  • Advanced Search
  • Manage specific users like Suppliers and Customers
  • Progress bar for the upload/download of big files
  • Upload of multi-files
  • Clone Parts and Documents
  • Plugin for OpenERP
  • Plugin for a major CAD solution
  • Ms Office interface (developed by LinObject)


  • For users :
    • GUI for smartphones and pads
    • Automatic generation of pdf file based on native file (OpenOffice/LibreOffice, Ms Office, ...)
    • Tasks modification and creation
    • Project creation and edition (Task-Task link)
    • Management of QMS (Quality Management System) process
    • More and more plugins (Kicad?, Gimp ?, AutoCAD ?, SolidWorks ?, ... Every suggestions are welcome !)
  • For administrators :
    • Users management to be improved
    • Decentralized and redundant storage of files
    • Get metadata and files for use of clients in autonomous mode



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