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Requirements and Validation Buyer’s Guide

Tech-Clarity's Requirements and Validation Engineering Buyer’s Guide helps manufacturers develop criteria to evaluate software solutions to support requirements management and validation engineering. Tech-Clarity’s Buyer’s Guides go beyond software functionality to provide a framework of requirements that … [ read more ]

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Shifting CTO Design and Validation Left (infographic)

This infographic explains how manufacturers can improve configure-to-order (CTO) profitability by shifting design and validation "left," earlier in the product lifecycle, to rapidly respond to requests with accurate quotes and quality products. For more information on 3D Design and Validation, download the … [ read more ]

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Finding PLM to Fit Midsized Manufacturers eBook

Our Finding PLM to Fit Midsized Manufacturers eBook explains how smaller companies find themselves stuck between full-featured 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 … [ read more ]

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SolidWorks Vision 2016+

SOLIDWORKS World 2016 was held in Dallas, TX earlier this year. At the event, SOLIDWORKS revealed much about their strategy for this coming year and beyond. This post outlines 5 takeaways about SOLIDWORKS’s strategy for 2016 and beyond. This post is part of our CAD and CAE strategy series which complements … [ read more ]

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Swivl’s Mike Pierce Explains why Startups Need PLM (PLM411 video)

In this episode of PLM411, Tech-Clarity's Jim Brown interviews Mike Pierce to understand how PLM helps Swivl save tens of thousands of dollars by eliminating mistakes. Mike shares his experience that most companies have to "experience something awful" before they realize they need PLM, and then find out how … [ read more ]

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Tech-Clarity TV

Tech-Clarity TV is a multi-media outlet for Tech-Clarity's research and analysis on how companies can use best practices and enterprise software to improve business performance. We share video and audio posts to help companies understand how they can improve their business results.

Edit_Post_‹_Tech-Clarity_—_WordPressSwivl’s Mike Pierce Explains why Startups Need PLM (PLM411 video)

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In this episode of PLM411, Tech-Clarity’s Jim Brown interviews Mike Pierce to understand how PLM helps Swivl save tens of thousands of dollars by eliminating mistakes. Mike shares his experience that most companies have to “experience something awful” before they realize they need PLM, and then find out how fast PLM makes life easier for them. Mike tells […]

What_s_the_Strategic_Payback_from_PDM___animation__-_Tech-ClarityWhat’s the Strategic Payback from PDM? (animation)

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This short Tech-Clarity TV animation explains the strategic, financial value of PDM. Most companies get plenty of cost savings that justify the investment in PDM, but should also recognize the strategic, top-line benefits that PDM delivers.   This episode is sponsored by Siemens PLM. Learn more about Siemens PLM and their Teamcenter Rapid Start Program or see […]

PLM411_EP13_thumbPLM411 PLM Flexibility and Supporting Corporate Strategy Interview with Suretank

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In this episode of PLM411, Tech-Clarity’s Jim Brown discusses the PLM evolution at Suretank with Barry Woods, Systems Project Manager. Barry shares that Suretank had very traditional goals for PLM, primarily revision management and getting data under control. That was a success, but new management arrived and shifted company focus to World Class Customer Care. […]

PLM411-RecapPLM411 Infomercial Recap / Interview on Whether Startups Should use PLM

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This video shares some of the funnier moments from our 2015 infomercials and then tackles a serious question, “Should startups use PLM?,” in an interview with Autodesk’s Laurent Rains and Tech-Clarity’s Jim Brown. The video series is brought to you by Autodesk PLM360. PLM411 brings you straight talk about how manufacturers can accelerate product innovation and product […]

PLM_411_EP_11_FeaturedSaaS-O-Matic Spoof and Interview on True Cloud PLM with Excellims

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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 product lifecycles, finding PLM systems cost […]

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

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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 reasons people customize their PLM systems, the potential downfalls of doing it, and the changing customization / configuration scenario […]