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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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How to Empower R&D and Engineering Teams to Innovate with New Materials

How to Empower R&D and Engineering Teams to Innovate with New Materials: Secrets to Growing Revenue and Increasing Profit Margins identifies six lessons to help companies innovate to secure future revenue streams, while managing risk. The study examines how new materials can help  companies innovate and how … [ read more ]

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Tech-Clarity would like to announce participation as a charter member and advisor of Microsoft’s Innovation Management Consortium and the release of a new white paper from Microsoft sharing the Microsoft Innovation Management Framework. The paper announces the consortium and shares a wealth of information and experience from Microsoft and other consortium members, including:

  • A repeatable reference architecture for innovation
  • In introduction to the five sub-process for innovation – Envision, Engage, Evolve, Evaluate, Execute
  • A compilation of best practice processes and technologies to effectively implement an innovation strategy
  • Lessons learned from Microsoft’s own innovation efforts
  • A case study sharing Ericsson’s successful innovation management efforts
  • A reference guide to Microsoft technology and implementation partners focused on innovation management

Download the paper from Microsoft (free, no registration required).

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Current charter members of the consortium and contributors to this framework include:

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