PLM Teamcenter Upgrade

PLM Teamcenter Upgrade

With new versions comes always new functionalities and new problems.


It is important to be aware of new limitations while getting excited about new possibilities.

Existing data may not fit

Customizations may not behave as desired

Performance may not necessarily improve


Based on our experience we make sure you get the full benefit of your investment in upgrade projects. It should not be just a version up but should be a significant gain in functionality and performance. It is also an opportunity to revisit solutions and architecture and possible customizations.


We give utmost importance to thorough testing with end-user involvement to make sure your upgrade is successful.

Teamcenter Upgrades that we have done:

•  From TC8 to TC11

•  From TC11 to TC13

•  From TC13 to TC14

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Some Important Tips for upgrading:

•  Make a list of reasons you want to upgrade? Verify if the upgrade will really solve those problems or you need to solve them first? (performance issues can be resolved without an upgrade)

•  Do cost vs Benefit for new features and changes.

•  Find a very stable suitable version to detail and check problem reports, bugs reported, and fixes.

•  Test the selected version thoroughly on your production copy.

•  Take the upgrade as an opportunity to review and change the environment and data model to make it simple and use OOTB functions as much as possible.

•  Take upgrade as an opportunity to prepare or adapt for the future like cloud hosting, FMS hosting, IoT, and Digital Transformation initiatives.

•  Extract as much value as possible from upgrade investment.

•  Make life simple for you and your users

Our Service Model

References/Case Studies

(contact details can be provided on request)

Teamcenter Upgrade from TC8 - TC11 and TC11 - TC13

client engine manufacturer

Technology Stack​

Teamcenter, AWC, SLM, NX, AutoCAD, T4S, SAP.


- Delay due to hardware procurement.​
- Technical challenges to upgrade old code.


Both projects completed successfully within budget despite lot of challenges due to infrastructure delay and old code.​


Heavy Machinery Manufacturer in Europe

Project Scope

  • First Upgrade- Two step internal upgrade for TC8 to TC10 and TC10 to TC11. ​
  • Second Upgrade- direct upgrade from TC11 to TC13.​
  • New infrastructure - Hardware and OS.​
  • SQL upgrade.
  • TC Installation Upgrade
  • BMIDE Upgrade​
  • ITK and RAC Code Upgrade - replace depreciated APIs.​
  • NX CAD Upgrade
  • AutoCAD integration Upgrade
  • SAP integration​ upgrade.​
  • SLM solution upgrade.​
  • Active workspace implementation.​
  • Extensive testing.
  • User training for what's new.​
  • Post go-live support.​

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Why Any Organization should upgrade Teamcenter

Benefits of upgrading your Teamcenter PLM environment


What is upgrade in Teamcenter?

The upgrade is a process of changing technology platform from one release to the next release like Teamcenter Engineering to Teamcenter Unified, Teamcenter Unified to Teamcenter Unified, Teamcenter Express to Teamcenter Rapid Start, and Teamcenter Rapid Start to Teamcenter Unified with the intent of gaining benefits of latest features and functionality enhancement, improved data visibility, performance, scalability and hence the next level of business benefits. 

What are the benefits of upgrading Teamcenter?

Upgrading Teamcenter provides access to the latest features and enhancements, improved performance, and support for new hardware and operating systems. It also ensures that your organization is using a supported version of the software, which is essential for security and compliance.

What is the process for upgrading Teamcenter?

The process for upgrading Teamcenter typically involves several steps, including planning, preparation, testing, and deployment. The specific steps will vary depending on the version of Teamcenter you are upgrading from and to, as well as your organization’s unique requirements. 

How long does a Teamcenter upgrade take?

The time it takes to upgrade Teamcenter depends on several factors, including the size and complexity of your organization’s data, the version of Teamcenter you are upgrading from and to, and any customizations or integrations that need to be addressed. A typical upgrade can take anywhere from several weeks to several months. 

How much does it cost to upgrade Teamcenter?

The cost of upgrading Teamcenter depends on several factors, including the version of Teamcenter you are upgrading from and to, the level of customization and integration required, and the level of support and services required from Siemens PLM. It’s best to consult with Siemens PLM or a certified partner for a detailed estimate.

What are the risks of upgrading Teamcenter?

There are several risks associated with upgrading Teamcenter, including data loss, system downtime, and disruption to business operations. To mitigate these risks, it’s important to have a thorough plan in place, including testing and backup strategies, and to work with a certified partner or Siemens PLM for support and guidance throughout the upgrade process.

Will I lose any data during the upgrade process?

While losing data during the upgrade process is possible, it is rare when following proper procedures. It’s important to have a thorough backup strategy in place and to test the upgrade process in a non-production environment to identify and mitigate any potential data loss risks. 

Will my customizations and integrations still work after upgrading Active Workspace?

Customizations and integrations may require updating after upgrading Active Workspace. Testing your customizations and integrations in a non-production environment is important before deploying them in a production environment.

Why do companies upgrade Teamcenter? Please share the advantages of Teamcenter Upgrades.

Companies upgrade Teamcenter for a variety of reasons, including: 

  • • Access to new features and functionality: Each new release of Teamcenter includes new and improved features and functionality that can help companies improve their product development and management processes. 
  • • Improved performance: Upgrading to a newer version of Teamcenter can improve system performance and help organizations work more efficiently. 
  • • Better security and compliance: Each new release of Teamcenter includes improved security features and compliance measures to help organizations protect their data and meet regulatory requirements. 
  • • Compatibility with new hardware and software: As technology evolves, companies may need to upgrade their PLM systems to ensure compatibility with new hardware and software. 
  • • Support and maintenance: Older versions of Teamcenter may no longer be supported by Siemens PLM, meaning that organizations will not receive updates or maintenance for those versions. Upgrading to a newer version ensures ongoing support and maintenance from Siemens PLM. 
  • • Cost savings: Upgrading to a newer version of Teamcenter can result in cost savings in the long run, as it can help organizations streamline their processes, reduce errors and rework, and improve overall efficiency. 

Overall, upgrading Teamcenter can help organizations stay competitive, improve their product development and management processes, and ensure ongoing support and maintenance for their PLM system. 

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