Strategies of the Major PLM Vendors 2015+

Last year we embarked on our first ever roundup of PLM vendors’ strategic directions. Well, we didn’t get as far as we wanted beyond the more prominent vendors, but we’re back at it for 2015! The market is anything but stagnant. In fact, I think the strategies of the “big guys” are about as different

PLM411 Recipe Manager Informercial / How Can PLM Help my Business?

PLM411 takes a funny look at how manufacturers manage their Bills of Material in the Recipe Manager 2020 spoof, followed by some straight talk on how PLM helps manufacturers improve business performance. Tech-Clarity President Jim Brown and Ron Locklin of Autodesk discuss the ways PLM helps companies give insight into their products and save them money . The

Strategic Visions of the Major PLM Vendors 2014+

The PLM and engineering software market is as dynamic and innovative as ever. As 2013 draws to a close I want to share my perspective on what to expect from the major vendors in 2014 and beyond. Product innovation, product development, R&D, and engineering are top priorities in today’s manufacturers and each vendor has their

Tech4PD Tackles Hot Topic of Service in PLM and One Really Hot Habanero

Tech4PD episode 15 features dueling analysts Jim Brown of Tech-Clarity and Chad Jackson of Lifecycle Insights debate the role of Product Lifecycle Management in product service. Jim and Chad both feel that PLM has an important role to play in service. But Chad thinks that the primary roles will be around service documentation and validation. Jim feels that PLM

The Integrated ERP-PLM Strategy

Insight: The Integrated ERP-PLM Strategy: Closing the Loop on Product Innovation reviews the importance of an integrated ERP-PLM strategy to provide a rapid, confident flow of innovation information to and from Manufacturing. The paper discusses a strategy to close the loop between Engineering and Manufacturing to get the most business value from innovation in all

LCA and PLM – Two (Green) Peas in a Pod – Chat with Trayak

I had the chance to talk with … Prashant Jagtap, CEO of Trayak, about designing products for sustainability. Prashant is a veteran of the PLM industry, and he and I had a great discussion about how design for sustainability fits into PLM. This post will share a bit of that discussion as well as a