Web-based Platform for Computer Aided Innovation

Combining Innovation and Product Lifecycle Management
  • Nora Dörr
  • Edda Behnken
  • Tobias Müller-Prothmann
Part of the The International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT, volume 277)

Innovation is one of the main drivers of business success. Using computers and special software applications in support of innovations cannot only shorten the whole process of bringing an initial idea to life, but it can improve the overall decision making process. Moreover, aligning innovation management and product life cycle management (PLM) helps organizations in gaining and reusing important knowledge to be one step ahead of the competitors. This chapter provides a practitioner’s view on the current situation, deployable solutions, current trends and future developments in the field of computer aided innovation (CAI) and product lifecycle management. A web-based Platform will be illustrated as an example of computer aided innovation.


innovation management collaboration documentation organization knowledge management 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nora Dörr
    • 1
  • Edda Behnken
    • 1
  • Tobias Müller-Prothmann
    • 1
  1. 1.Pumacy Technologies AGGermany

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