Product Data Integration Humor / Interview on PLM Customization with Stan Przybylinski

We take a silly look at solving the problem of fragmented product data and processes with a mythical integration product called FlōSēl. Then we get down to business with Tech-Clarity's Jim Brown and CIMdata's Stan Przybylinski discussing the … [ read more ]


How Much PDM is Right for You? (animated video)

This short, animated Tech-Clarity TV episode explores the different Product Data Management options available to manufacturers. It explains that value of full-featured PDM as a step beyond CAD File Management and a stepping stone toward PLM for more … [ read more ]


Materials Innovation Survey

How are leading companies enabling their teams to be more innovative? How are they taking advantage of the latest material advancements? Please share your experience. We are conducting new research on product innovation. This survey is targeted … [ read more ]


Product Configuration and “To Order” Manufacturing Survey

How do leading “to order” manufacturers support their sales, quote, and manufacturing processes? If you have already completed the survey  –> please share with a colleague or on social media using the “Share/Save” options … [ read more ]


Cloud ERP / PLM: Gaining a Competitive Advantage with Connected Data

Tech-Clarity’s Michelle Boucher will share recent research on PDM, PLM and the cloud at an event put on by MasterGraphics, "Cloud ERP / PLM: Gaining a Competitive Advantage with Connected Data." She will discuss some misconceptions and how to … [ read more ]


Clarity on PLM

Clarity on PLM is Tech-Clarity's primary outlet for research and insights on the value of enterprise software to improve product innovation, product development, engineering, and manufacturing performance. Clarity on PLM is an ongoing dialogue about how software technology can improve business performance.

What Do Users Really Think About Their PLM System?


I recently published a report on PDM/PLM User Satisfaction and I’d like to start a dialogue about the results. The feedback has been very interesting with industry insiders saying everything ranging from “that’s about what I thought” to “that just doesn’t reflect reality.” These are people I respect, their beliefs are passionate, and it seems I might […]

PTC PLM Vision 2015+

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PTC is going through a major transformation to support their customers’ evolution to the next era of product offerings – smart, connected products. They’re taking a bold move, staking out a significant claim in the Internet of Things (IoT). This strategy will lead them to transform their core product offerings while simultaneously taking IoT to […]

Dassault Systèmes PLM Vision 2015+


Dassault Systèmes is an innovator in the PLM industry. DS continues to push the boundaries and scope of engineering software from CAD (CATIA) to Digital Manufacturing (DELMIA) to Simulation (SIMULIA) to PLM (ENOVIA) and well beyond the limits of traditional PLM. DS has strong engineering roots but they are becoming increasingly involved in a larger scope of […]

5 Take-Aways from SOLIDWORKS World 2015

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SOLIDWORKS World is always a fun event to experience the excitement and passion of the SOLIDWORKS community and SOLIDWORKS World 2015 was no exception. There were so many interesting and exciting things going on at SOLIDWORKS World 2015, it is hard to pick just 5, but here are 5 things among the many that stood […]

Synergis Software PLM Vision 2015+


Synergis Software has been a consistent presence in the engineering software community for some time. Synergis is an alternative to the larger PLM providers, focusing on a more simple approach to helping companies manage CAD and other technical files. What do they have planned for the future related to PLM? Synergis plans to stay the course and continue to […]

Strategies of the Major PLM Vendors 2015+

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Last year we embarked on our first ever roundup of PLM vendors’ strategic directions. Well, we didn’t get as far as we wanted beyond the more prominent vendors, but we’re back at it for 2015! The market is anything but stagnant. In fact, I think the strategies of the “big guys” are about as different […]