Almost all large projects these days are distributed across multiple geographic locations. As the world rotates underneath the sun, the focus of activity moves too: Europe, US, China, India, back to Europe. For this to work effectively requires a collaborative platform designed for multi-site design efforts, a platform that communicates the current state of the design, planned changes, history, and delivers what each site requires with minimal user intervention and maximum efficiency.
When looking for an IP management platform, there are seven key elements that you will want architected in, not added on. Paul McLellan covers these seven items in his SemiWiki article titled "The Magnificent Seven of International IP Management".
Our associated white paper titled "Architected for Multi-Site Collaboration" can be download below.