• 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)

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Michelle Boucher describes 3 ways model-based systems engineering (MBSE) can help product development teams in this PTC guest post. While developing today’s complex systems can be extremely challenging, model-based systems engineering (MBSE) can make it easier. MBSE uses a system model as a visual reference to support the development process. This guest post explains how a system model improves

Requirements Buyer's GuideHow to Select a Requirements and Validation Solution – Guest Post on PTC Blog

In this PTC guest post, Michelle Boucher discusses How to Select a Requirements and Validation Solution. There are many reasons projects fail, but a requirements and validation solution can help. However, selecting the right solution can be overwhelming. What should you use as buying criteria? What are your options if your requirements solution works well sometimes, but not always?

Successful Products Start with Requirements & Validation – Guest Post on PTC Blog

In a guest post titled Successful Products Start with Requirements and Validation on the PTC Integrity blog, Michelle Boucher describes why good requirements management is so critical to product success.  Excel and Word tend to be the most common tools used for requirements. They work extremely well for defining requirements, but managing requirements becomes much more difficult. When not properly

6 Reasons Your Projects Fail – Guest Post on PTC Blog

Michelle Boucher shares six reasons why product development projects fail and they all stem from poor requirements management. The guest post titled 6 Reasons Your Projects Fail: How Requirements Management Can Help on the PTC Integrity blog, explores the impact of these six challenges on project success and discusses various ways poor requirements management can derail a project. Read the post on

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 more successful companies take advantage of the latest developments in

Infographic: Improving Concept Design to Boost Revenue

The concept phase is critical for innovation. Tech-Clarity’s Improving Concept Design to Boost Revenue infographic steps through what companies attempt to achieve during the concept phase, how the most successful companies approach concept development, and the benefits they enjoy as a result. Additional information can be found in our related research report, Improving Concept Design: Innovating at the Front End to Drive