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Improving Profitability for Configured Products

Improving Profitability for Configured Products: Leveraging Sales Configuration and Design Automation explores how companies can profitability tailor products to meet customer needs. The research investigates the experiences of several companies, revealing several key areas companies should focus on to improve … [ read more ]

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Are You Changing CAD Tools?

Are You Changing CAD Tools? What You Should Know shares survey results exploring the motivating factors behind changing CAD tools as well what companies can expect when making a change. The research examines the experiences of companies who have gone through a CAD change. It reveals key metrics such as … [ read more ]

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The CPG Digital Thread

The The CPG Digital Thread ebook shares how consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies can streamline their product innovation and commercialization practices by innovating along the digital thread. It shares how companies can simultaneously enable R&D to innovate more efficiently while capturing the resulting … [ read more ]

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Solving the PLM Impasse for Midsize Manufacturers – Guest Post on Dassault Systemes

Jim Brown contributed a guest post to the Dassault Systèmes blog sharing some research on PLM for midsize manufacturing companies. The post explains how these smaller companies sometimes feel stuck between the need for a full featured PLM system to get their engineering and product development processes under … [ read more ]

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SaaS-O-Matic Spoof and Interview on True Cloud PLM with Excellims

How do you tell true cloud PLM software versus other SaaS options and why is it important? We start this episode by poking some fun at old software disguised as cloud. Then, Jim Brown interviews Excellims Corporation's VP of Engineering Mark Osgood who shares his experience outgrowing spreadsheets for managing … [ read more ]

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Jim Brown

Jim Brown

Jim-Brown-Tech-ClarityJim Brown is the founder and President of independent research firm Tech-Clarity. Jim is a recognized expert in software solutions for manufacturers, with over 25 years of experience in application software, management consulting, and research. He has extensive knowledge about how manufacturers use Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) and other enterprise applications to improve business performance.

Jim began his career in manufacturing engineering and software systems at General Electric before joining Andersen Consulting (Accenture). He subsequently served as a strategy, marketing, and product development executive for software companies specializing in ERP, PLM, Supply Chain, and related manufacturing solutions.

Jim founded Tech-Clarity, Inc. in 2002 and actively serves in a research role. In 2005, Aberdeen Group acquired Tech-Clarity and Jim established and grew their Product Innovation & Engineering Practice, subsequently serving as VP and Group Director for Aberdeen’s PLM and Manufacturing Industry Research Practices. In 2008, Jim returned to Tech-Clarity to continue his mission to make the business value of technology clear.

Mr. Brown is an experienced author and speaker and enjoys the opportunity to participate in conferences and anywhere he can engage with people with a passion to improve business performance through software technology.

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