7/16/2018

All You Need To Know About Siemens Teamcenter Licensing



There are certain implementation costs that are the base of any Teamcenter foundation installation, configuration and training of the project. The overall costs of this project can vary widely depending on the number of users that will be using the Teamcenter database. Depending on the type of user and the tasks that they will be performing, the licensing costs are the main variation.

Teamcenter Named User Licensing


Teamcenter is a named user PLM system. Users can obtain one of three license types that fit their roles in the system. All Teamcenter users need a license to access the system. Named user licenses are utilized and priced so that each user is assured access to the central data repository when they need it, and so that accountability, reporting, tracking and workflow functionality is available for all data transactions.

Below are the three license types of Teamcenter:

Teamcenter Author

Targeted toward the user whose primary focus is creating and editing CAD data. This license includes complete PDM data creation and vaulting, full access to workflow and complete access to the Product Structure Manager module with the exception of Options and Variants. This license includes the Teamcenter Visualization Base module that supports basic 2D and 3D document viewing. Web access is included. Classification, Multi - Site, ERP connectors, and CAD integrations are available as add - on options. Typical roles for this user are designers and design engineers.

Teamcenter Consumer

Targeted toward the user whose focus is consuming data generated within the organization, but who also participates in workflows. This license includes the ability to query for, view and print PDM data, participate in a workflow process and view a product structure in the Structure Editor. This license includes the Teamcenter Visualization Base module that supports basic 2D and 3D document viewing and markup. Web access is included. Typical roles for this user are design office clerk, quality engineer and purchasing assistant.

Teamcenter Occasional User

Targeted toward the users who need full authoring functions with time limited access. Again, like regular Teamcenter authoring whose primary focus is creating and editing CAD data. This license includes complete PDM data creation and vaulting, full access to workflow and complete access to the Product Structure Manager module with the exception of Options and Variants. This license includes the Teamcenter Visualization Base module that supports basic 2D and 3D document viewing. Web access is included. Classification, Multi-Site, ERP connectors, and CAD integrations are available as add-on options. Typical roles for this user are designers and design engineer


CAD Integration Licenses

CAD integration licenses are named user. Each user, who will be authoring CAD content into Teamcenter, will need a CAD Integration license in addition to the Teamcenter Author license.
There are integration licenses for all the major CAD software on the market. Teamcenter is the one data management tool to “manage them all” you might say.

It is the PDM/PLM tool that helps manage all the processes, applications, and information required to design, manufacture, and support a product throughout its life cycle.


Brian Garcia

With more than 17 years on the Acuity team, Brian brings a deep expertise to helping clients select their software, deploy it and ensure that it’s working well for their needs. He is a Siemens Certified Professional on I-DEAS/TDM to NX/Teamcenter migrations, as well as a Siemens Certified Professional on Teamcenter.