SaaS-O-Matic Spoof and Interview on True Cloud PLM with Excellims

How do you tell true cloud PLM software versus other SaaS options and why is it important? We start this episode by poking some fun at old software disguised as cloud. Then, Jim Brown interviews Excellims Corporation’s VP of Engineering Mark Osgood who shares his experience outgrowing spreadsheets for managing product lifecycles, finding PLM systems cost

PDM/PLM User Satisfaction Survey

PDM/PLM Satisfaction Survey – Status Quo is Satisfactory but Needs are Changing shares the results of a survey of over 500 PLM users exploring their satisfaction with their Product Data Management (PDM) and/or Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) systems. The report conveys the perspectives of a large number of PLM users ranging in seniority, position, and industry. The study

Best Practices for Factory Adaptability

Tech-Clarity Perspective: Best Practices for Factory Adaptability – Top Performers Implement Change Faster and More Confidently shares survey results from over 250 manufacturers examining how they implement change in their factories. The study reviews the practices of the “top performers,” those that implement change more effectively in their plants, to determine best practice processes and

Cloud ERP Myths, Realities, and the Old ERP Trap

Hear Jim Brown discuss the myths and realities of Cloud ERP and how cloud-based systems can help manufacturers get out of the Old ERP Trap. Hear how cloud ERP helps overcome financial and IT resource constraints that keep companies stuck on outdated ERP systems that don’t provide the information they need to make good, timely business decisions.

Designing Higher Profitability into Industrial Machinery

A quick peek into some research on designing and developing industrial equipment. The report, Tech-Clarity Perspective: Best Practices for Developing Industrial Equipment analyzes the performance of well over 300 manufacturers in order to determine what the top performers do differently than the rest. The results are pretty exciting! Note: You can also see a related

A Deeper Look into Cloud PLM

A quick peek into some research on cloud applications for PLM. The report, Issue in Focus: Assessing the Cloud PLM Opportunity: Evaluating the Benefits, Requirements, and Considerations provides insight into the benefits a cloud-based solution can offer. Cloud applications are proven in other enterprise solution areas, most notably CRM, and this paper shares lessons learned