We developed DescriptionState to meet the critical need for consistent description conventions in the PLM system. DescriptionState builds an item’s description using attribute information contained on the item. A spreadsheet matrix storing the attributes to use and the associated value mappings is checked into Agile for easy maintenance, or the matrix may be stored outside of Agile for direct access in order to boost performance.
Saves time interpreting inconsistent naming conventions
Makes it easier to find items in the database by attribute values
Prevents and reduces user error and confusion
Assures consistency of part naming across the enterprise