• 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

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

Webcast – Ending Project Information Chaos

Jim Brown will join M-Files‘ Greg Milliken in an informative webcast hosted by Kenneth Wong of Desktop Engineering. The webinar shares the complexity of today’s engineering projects and how to combat the resulting negative business impacts. The webcast explains how companies can create an integrated view of their project-oriented information leveraging information management best practices and Enterprise Content Management

Synergis Software PLM Vision 2015+

Synergis Software has been a consistent presence in the engineering software community for some time. Synergis is an alternative to the larger PLM providers, focusing on a more simple approach to helping companies manage CAD and other technical files. What do they have planned for the future related to PLM? Synergis plans to stay the course and continue to