• Tech-Clarity’s BOM Management Buyer’s Guide - Boost Performance with Digital BOMs provides criteria for manufacturers to evaluate software solutions to support their Bill of Material and product structure data and processes. Tech-Clarity’s Buyer’s Guides go beyond software functionality to provide a framework of requirements that impact implementation success and long-term ROI, including:Software requirements Implementation Integration User adoption Support Vendor characteristics / attributes Industry or unique business needsPlease enjoy the summary below, or click the report to … [ read more ]

    BOM Management Buyer’s Guide
  • This episode of Tech-Clarity TV explains how digital food and beverage companies improve agility, innovation, and productivity through better connectivity between R&D and the plant, streamlined production operations, and analytics.This video is part of a series of videos showing how digitalization can help food and beverage companies compete with innovative, digital industry competitors that are disrupting the status quo.The video series is sponsored by Siemens, a leader in digitalization for the food and beverage industry. For more information, see Tech-Clarity's series of guest posts on how … [ read more ]

    Producing Food and Beverages in the Digital Age (video)
  • How do chemical companies apply digital to the chem lab? Digitalization is streamlining the way companies innovate and bring products to market. Tech-Clarity's Jim Brown will share findings from his research on how chemical companies leverage the digital enterprise to improve efficiency and reduce cost while dealing with mounting regulatory and sustainability pressure.Register for the December 13 webcast (free of charge, registration required). Sponsored by Dassault Systemes BIOVIA. … [ read more ]

    Digitalizing the Chemical Lab (webcast)
  • This Tech-Clarity TV animation explains how companies can combat industry disruption from new, innovative companies and business models in the food and beverage industry by adopting the digital enterprise. It's no secret that companies like Amazon, Blue Apron, HelloFresh, and more are changing the way consumers and consumer packaged goods companies relate. This video shares how companies can become more innovative and agile to compete with these challengers through the value of digitalization, and provides an example of what a digital food and beverage company looks … [ read more ]

    Digitalization in the Food and Beverage Industry (Animation)
  • Join Tech-Clarity's Jim Brown in a lively discussion with Planview NPD Evangelist Carrie Nauyalis discussing how to effectively measure product innovation. The duo will discuss the pitfalls of measuring innovation based on prior performance, the top five measures companies can use to measure innovation capability, and what's needed to get started measuring innovation to improve outcomes.Register for the November 30th webcast now, sponsored by Planview (free of charge, registration required).  … [ read more ]

    Top 5 Metrics to Stop Measuring Innovation in the Rearview Mirror (webcast)

7 Ways to Outperform Your Competitors in NPD (eBook, survey results)


This eBook shares survey results analyzing companies’ ability to hit new product development (NPD) targets, then offers seven practical tips identified by the research as best practice processes, organization, and technology leveraged by the top performing product developers. The research provides recommendations to companies based on the approaches taken by the Top Performers, those that are able to outperform their competitors in revenue growth, margin expansion, and delivering innovative products to market.

Please enjoy the summary below.

For the full report, please visit our sponsor Autodesk (free of charge, registration required).

Investigating How to Win at NPDI

Beating the competition at new product development and introduction (NPDI) is critical to a company’s success and profitability. It’s also a major challenge loaded with obstacles, targets, and tradeoffs. Common best practices, like gated processes and cross-departmental teams, are designed to help. But are those too commonplace to provide a competitive advantage? What really drives better market performance?

Tech-Clarity surveyed over 150 companies to find out. We analyzed responding companies’ processes, organization, and enabling technology to see what sets those with higher revenue growth, margin expansion, and portfolio innovation – the Top Performers – apart from the rest. We identified seven things that those companies do differently than their lower-performing competitors – the Others. Have they found a better way to develop products and beat the competition?

Seven Things Top Product Developers do Differently

  • Focus on market speed
  • Compete on innovation at multiple levels
  • Plan for success with better portfolio processes and requirements
  • Go beyond product excellence to market excellence
  • Adhere to their product development process
  • Adopt a more integrated, holistic view of NPDI
  • Enable innovators with more collaborative, agile systems



NPDI is a challenging endeavor that most companies struggle to manage. They commonly miss their product development targets, frequently trading time to market to hit more product-focused targets. The net result is that companies miss the targets that matter most to their companies – revenue growth and profit margins.

Some companies do better than others, however, and these Top Performers can serve as an example for others.

Top Performers share some industry best practices with Others, but also adopt some differentiated processes. The seven approaches identified in this report include a more holistic approach to products and more integrated NPDI processes and systems. They also include a more systematic, collaborative approach to new product development and introduction enabled by integrated, social, collaborative systems.

*This summary is an abbreviated version of the eBook and does not contain the full content. A link to download the full report is available above.

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