• Dassault Systèmes continues to make significant progress on the 3DExperience vision they laid out 5 years ago. This strategy has seen them transform from a software vendor offering distinct solutions for a variety of functional areas to a company that leads with a strong business transformation message backed up by a platform of solutions. I dropped "PLM" from the title of last year's strategy review. I feel even better about that decision a year later. They now have a broad software suite brought to market as solutions tailored to support key initiatives in the vertical industries they serve. As times goes … [ read more ]

    Dassault Systèmes Strategy 2017+
  • The Finding PLM to Fit Mid-Sized High-Tech Companies ebook explains how smaller companies in the high technology industry find themselves stuck between full-featured Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) systems that feel out of reach and less capable solutions including cloud-based file sharing or very basic data management applications. They know they can’t afford the errors and inefficiency inherent to informal data and process management, but can’t afford a large time, resource, and financial investment to fix their problems. Unfortunately simple solutions like web file sharing, while very attractive, fall … [ read more ]

    Finding PLM to Fit Mid-Sized High-Tech Companies
  • The How-to Guide to Transitioning from 2D CAD to 3D CAD  shares best practices for moving from 2D to 3D. The guide shares the reasons you should consider going from 2D to 3D, common challenges to avoid, and benefits enjoyed by other companies who gone to 3D. The guide then shares advice to make your switch from 2D to 3D CAD a success. The recommendations were developed by analyzing the responses of Top Performing companies and comparing them to Average Performing companies.This eBook is one in a series of three:Transitioning from 2D CAD to 3D CAD Migrating from 3D CAD to a new 3D CAD Adopting … [ read more ]

    Best Practices for Going from 2D to 3D CAD
  • The Reducing Cost of Quality in CPG report shares perspectives from a survey of over 175 CPG companies to determine how Top Performers manage consumer packaged goods quality. The research finds that these leading companies are able to achieve better quality results with lower internal costs. The report analyzes their processes, organizational structures, and enabling technology to determine how they can get better quality results without placing a financial burden on the business.Please enjoy the summary below, or click the report to download a PDF overview (free of charge, no registration … [ read more ]

    Reducing Cost of Quality for Consumer Packaged Goods (survey report)
  • What type of experiences prepare engineering students the best for "real world" industry work? What should new graduates know when they start their first job?Please share your experience, thoughts, and lessons learned in this new survey on the engineering skills gap. We are exploring questions such as, what types of things do you look for in a new graduate? How can engineering colleges and universities improve their curriculum to better prepare students for today's modern products?  What concerns do you have about the future engineering workforce?Developing the future workforce is critical to the … [ read more ]

    What Skills Do You Wish Engineering Graduates Had? (Survey Invite)

In the News

Tech-Clarity frequently shares research and insights with the press and is regularly quoted in magazines, blogs, and other news outlets. Jim Brown also contributes articles and guest blog posts, including a regular column in Advantage for the PLM Lifecycle.

Four Ways Medical Device Companies Can Become More Profitable – Guest Post on PTC Blog

In this PTC guest post, Michelle Boucher shares Four Ways Medical Device Companies Can Become More Profitable. As companies plan for 2017, medical device companies should consider these four suggestions to help them improve margins. The post touches on topics such as the cost of compliance, the Case for Quality, and considerations for the impact of IoT.

Tips for Designing IoT Products: Use Model-Driven IoT Code – Guest Post on PTC Blog

Michelle Boucher shares tips for designing IoT products and systems by using model-driven IoT code in this PTC guest post. As a result of reading this post, you will have a better understanding of how this can be a helpful step for those looking to incorporate the Internet of Things (IoT) technology in their products. Many products

Moving Production Innovation and Engineering to the Cloud (guest blog post)

Jim Brown contributed insights from his recent research on cloud options for product innovation, product development, and engineering software in a guest post titled Moving Production Innovation and Engineering to the Cloud, What’s Your Strategy? on the Siemens PLM Community. The post references findings our recent Exploring Cloud Options for Product Innovation and Development eBook. For more information on

Possibilities with IoTNew Possibilities with IoT – Contribution to PTC eBook

To help manufacturers prepare for the future of product design, PTC has released a new eBook, 10 Expert Insights : The Future of Product Design in the Age of Smart & Connected Devices. Michelle Boucher’s contribution, New Possibilities with IoT, shares her thoughts on the future of product design. In this section, she explains how the Internet of Things will empower product

Top Five Factors for a Successful IIoT Implementation (guest post)

Jim Brown contributed a post to the Autodesk Fusion Connect site sharing the Top Five Factors for a Successful Industrial IoT Implementation. The post provides an introduction to our Ten Build-Buy Factors for IoT Platforms eBook tailored to Engineers so they can understand not only how to support their company’s IoT initiative, but also how to gain

A&D SimulationHow A&D Companies Get More Value from Simulation – Guest Post on Siemens Blog

How Aerospace and Defense (A&D) Companies Get More Value from Simulation is a new Siemens guest post. In this post, Michelle Boucher explores how A&D companies use simulation. The post highlights challenges faced by A&D companies and then shares survey results revealing some of the top ways A&D solve them. Read the post on the