In order to speed go to market time a major part of the in-house development must be assigned to suppliers and partners. These have an increased responsibility and become so called system suppliers. Automotive industry has always lead this development, but others are now following.
With an integrated project management tool in the PLM system, one would have the ability to share information that normally would be locked inside the PLM to other users. It also offers a tool to run internal or external projects. It allows for effective project execution along with simple management and use.