• 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)

Engineering Live PLM Discussion

Join an interactive discussion between Tech-Clarity’s Jim Brown and Autodesk’s Ron Locklin moderated by Advantage Business Media Editor in Chief Janine Mooney as they discuss the history, challenges, benefits, and future of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM). The event will be available on Product Design & Development, Manufacturing.net, and Manufacturing Business Technology. Watch the event live, October 31 at

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

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 fast PLM makes life easier for them. Mike tells

What’s the Strategic Payback from PDM? (animation)

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 PLM Flexibility and Supporting Corporate Strategy Interview with Suretank

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.

PLM Cures and Prevents Product Development Ailments – TechTarget Article

Jim Brown shares the value and benefits of PLM in this TechTarget article PLM tools can cure and prevent product development ailments, answering the question “who can benefit from Product Lifecycle Management?” in part two of this four part series.