Enable change management on existing products
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Engineering Change Management uses multiple versions to track changes in products as they change throughout their lifecycle. Companies can now convert standard products into engineering products, thereby applying the benefits of versioning and Engineering Change Management to their existing products.
Engineering Change Management uses multiple versions to track engineering products as they change throughout their lifecycle. This is beneficial when you need to keep historical change records or to use strong data management. Each time you add a new product, you can choose whether it should be an engineering product (which uses versions and change management) or a standard product (which doesn't). Previously, this designation was permanent, but now you can convert a standard product to an engineering product at any time. That means that you can leverage Engineering Change Management capabilities and increase the discipline of your change management even for existing products.
Note that, unlike with products created as engineering products, when you convert a standard product to an engineering product, the resulting engineering product is not version tracked in transactions (in other words, the version dimension isn't available on converted products).