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Tech-Clarity TV – How to Buy PDM

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This episode of Tech-Clarity TV provides insight and guidance on how to buy the best Product Data Management (PDM) system for your business. The video describes the high-level criteria that manufacturers can use to determine which software solution will best meet their needs. The requirements span functional, implementation, adoption, support, and vendor considerations. In addition, the report shares some specific PDM needs for small and larger manufacturers and discusses the importance of industry needs. Enjoy!

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Watch the Buying PDM video now on the Tech-Clarity YouTube channel.

For more information on the PDM Buyer’s guide you can view a summary of the PDM Buyer’s Guide on our site (free, no registration required).

The full PDM Buyer’s Guide is available on PTC’s PDM Resource Center (free of charge, registration required).

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  1. Hi Jim,
    I just read your PDM buyer’s guide and since we are looking at a PDM solution with V5 integration for a small company with only a dozen designers. We have only the most basic requirements which make Smarteam, Team Center, Windchill seem like overkill. That said I’ve been unable to find a smaller, less expensive PDM on the market. Any suggestions? Thanks
    PS. We had a failed Smarteam launch 5 years ago and are hesitant about this 2nd try at PDM.
    Brandon

    • Hi Brandon,
      I can understand your dilemma. There are a few good choices that I would suggest. Do you have a few minutes to chat so i can learn a bit more about your company and your needs first? Drop me an email or use the Contact US on our site.

      Thanks, I look forward to speaking with you,
      Jim

  2. Hi Jim,

    I have a team of 8 people in my development team and currently use a MS Access database to manage the portofolio of projects. Can you suggest a software that can be suitable for my size and Budget.

    Regards,
    Kenneth Crozier
    Mosaico s.a.

    • Hi Kenneth,
      Thank you for your message. Can you tell me a little bit more about what you aspect of the product portfolio you are trying to manage? Are you looking for help determining which projects to include in your portfolio? Or executing new product development projects? Or managing the data / files associated with designing and developing your products?

      Thanks,
      Jim

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