• 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)

PLM411 Silly PLM Justification Story / Candid Cloud PLM Discussion

PLM411 tells a silly story about how one product developer convinced his company to improve product development processes and performance with PLM and helped them understand the different needs of PLM and ERP. The short clip is followed by a discussion between host Jim Brown of Tech-Clarity and Brian Roepke of Autodesk about the benefits of

Science Lifecycle Management in the Enterprise Ecosystem

This ebook, Science Lifecycle Management in the Enterprise Ecosystem, explains the value of Science Lifecycle Management (ScLM) solutions and how they complement other enterprise solutions like Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) and ERP. It provides a quick way to get up to speed on the ScLM vision by sharing insights from Unilever, Johnson & Johnson, and Eli

Guide to Manufacturing Transformation – Are Your Enterprise Systems Ready?

This eBook, A Guide to Manufacturing Transformation, discusses the current resurgence of global manufacturing and shares how ERP and PLM systems help. It offers advice for manufacturers to capitalize on new opportunities presented by the recovery and evolution of the manufacturing industry. The eBook is a collaboration between Cindy Jutras of Mint Jutras and Jim Brown

Tech4PD PLM Debates Special Episode 2013 Year in Review

This special episode offers a recap of the key debates and consequences faced by Chad Jackson and Jim Brown in the Tech4PD web show. The video summarizes each analysts’ key positions on a range of PLM, PDM, CAE, and CAD topics. And if that didn’t sound inviting enough to take a look, the show offers

Modernizing Manufacturing Systems with the Cloud

Tech-Clarity Insight: Modernizing Manufacturing Systems with the Cloud – Leveraging Cloud ERP to Improve Systems and Business Performance shares insights from three manufacturers and Tech-Clarity’s research into cloud enterprise systems to assess the cloud opportunity for ERP. The report discusses how the cloud ERP business model helps overcome financial and IT resource contraints that keep manufacturers