• 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)

Service and Parts Information SurveyNPDI Survey (Invitation)

How do leading companies develop and launch successful new products? Please share your thoughts in our short New Product Development and Introduction Survey. Tech-Clarity invites you to join a research study on best practices in NPDI.  If you’ve already completed the survey  –> please share with a colleague or you social media friends using the “Share/Save” buttons above. If

Webcast – The Three Elements Missing from your Innovation Process

Jim Brown of Tech-Clarity joined Carrie Nauyalis, NPD Solution Evangelist at Planview in this thirty minute webcast. The presentation shared how most companies lack consistency, transparency, and the right culture to successfully innovate and rapidly bring products to market.       View a replay of the 30 minute Three Elements webcast presented by Planview (free, registration required)

Webcast – Developing the Right New Products

Tech-Clarity will present with Kalypso on the upcoming Brighttalk summit on Balancing PPM for Business and IT. Pamela Soin and Tech-Clarity’s Jim Brown will discuss best practices for managing product portfolios in a session titled Developing the Right New Products for Customers and your Business. The conference is sponsored by CA Technologies. Register Now by

Integrated Innovation Web Panel with Kimberly-Clark and Kalypso

Jim Brown will participate in a live discussion on IM Channel 1 with PPM guru Pamela Soin of Kalypso and  Doug Shandonay, Innovation IT Lead Business Partner at Kimberly-Clark, in a presentation on Integrated Innovation: How to Make Innovation Everyone’s Job on February 7. Register for the Live Event (or watch the replay)   As

Webcast on Meeting Inflexible Product Development Launch Windows

Please join us as Jim Brown presents his research on Product Portfolio Management (PPM) in this CGT webcast, How to Effectively Manage Your Product Portfolio to Consistently Hit Launch Windows. Please join the live event on August 16 or view the on-demand, recorded webcast at your convenience. Jim is joining Monica Alderson, Project Management Director

The ROI of Product Portfolio Management

Issue in Focus: The ROI of Product Portfolio Management: The “How to Guide” for Predicting Return on Investment for PPM explains that companies are frequently challenged when they are required to develop a credible, supportable financial model to determine the benefits of PPM initiatives. This “Issue in Focus” is intended to help guide companies in developing