• 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.

Integrating Dassault Systemes’ 3DEXPERIENCE Platform with SAP ERP (guest post)

Jim Brown contributed his views on integrating Product Innovation Platforms / PLM to ERP in a recent guest post for Cideon Software. The post pays specific attention to how to integrate the 3DEXPERIENCE platform with SAP. The post shares the increasing importance of integration, the need for a repeatable approach, and some key considerations about finding a partner

Frequency for OptimizationWhat Is an Optimized Product Design? – Guest Post on Siemens Blog

In a new Siemens guest post, What Is an Optimized Product Design? Michelle Boucher discusses how companies use simulation to optimize their products. However, the term optimization came be a bit vague as it means different things to different people. To clarify the term, this post shares additional data from our recent study, Addressing the Bottlenecks of FEA

How Should You Use Simulation? – Guest Post on Siemens Blog

Michelle Boucher shares additional findings from our recent study, Addressing the Bottlenecks of FEA Simulation in this Siemens guest post, How Should You Use Simulation. This guest post discusses some of the  the top ways Top Performing companies apply simulation during product development. The post shares additional survey data on the benefits Top Performers report as a result of using simulation.

How Simulation Solves Some of Today’s Top Product Development Challenges – Guest Post on Siemens Blog

In this Siemens guest post, How Simulation Solves Some of Today’s Top Product Development Challenges Michelle Boucher shares additional findings from our recent study, Addressing the Bottlenecks of FEA Simulation. This guest post shares some of the top development challenges companies struggle with and then shares some of the ways Top Performing companies address these challenges. Simulation is

Simulation BottlenecksAnnouncing New Research on FEA Simulation Bottlenecks – Guest Post on Siemens Blog

Michelle Boucher shares new research on simulation in this Siemens guest post, Announcing New Research on FEA Simulation Bottlenecks. Simulation can be a powerful tool to help guide design decisions. Consequently, the more it used, the more value companies tend to get from it. Unfortunately, companies do not get as much value as they could because bottlenecks

3 Ways Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) Will Help You – Guest Post on PTC Blog

Michelle Boucher describes 3 ways model-based systems engineering (MBSE) can help product development teams in this PTC guest post. While developing today’s complex systems can be extremely challenging, model-based systems engineering (MBSE) can make it easier. MBSE uses a system model as a visual reference to support the development process. This guest post explains how a system model improves