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Improving Profitability for Configured Products

Improving Profitability for Configured Products: Leveraging Sales Configuration and Design Automation explores how companies can profitability tailor products to meet customer needs. The research investigates the experiences of several companies, revealing several key areas companies should focus on to improve … [ read more ]

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Are You Changing CAD Tools?

Are You Changing CAD Tools? What You Should Know shares survey results exploring the motivating factors behind changing CAD tools as well what companies can expect when making a change. The research examines the experiences of companies who have gone through a CAD change. It reveals key metrics such as … [ read more ]

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The CPG Digital Thread

The The CPG Digital Thread ebook shares how consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies can streamline their product innovation and commercialization practices by innovating along the digital thread. It shares how companies can simultaneously enable R&D to innovate more efficiently while capturing the resulting … [ read more ]

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Solving the PLM Impasse for Midsize Manufacturers – Guest Post on Dassault Systemes

Jim Brown contributed a guest post to the Dassault Systèmes blog sharing some research on PLM for midsize manufacturing companies. The post explains how these smaller companies sometimes feel stuck between the need for a full featured PLM system to get their engineering and product development processes under … [ read more ]

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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 … [ read more ]

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Jim Brown penned a post on evergreen design for PTC’s Product Lifecycle Report Blog. The report, IoT Makes “As Good as the Day I Bought It” a Thing of the Past, shares the exciting potential available from smart, connected products that can be updated in the field to correct issues, improve performance, or add new capabilities. […]

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PTC is going through a major transformation to support their customers’ evolution to the next era of product offerings – smart, connected products. They’re taking a bold move, staking out a significant claim in the Internet of Things (IoT). This strategy will lead them to transform their core product offerings while simultaneously taking IoT to […]

Cloud Changes the PLM ROI Equation – guest post

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Tech-Clarity’s Jim Brown shares his views on how the cloud changes the PLM Return on Investment equation. The post, Cloud PLM – A Big Return with a Smaller Investment, is a guest post on the PTC Creo blog. The post is followed by an interesting PTC video that shares information on their new product, PTC PLM Cloud.

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PTC Creo is an engineering design suite of applications which came from PTC products formerly called Pro/ENGINEER, CoCreate, and ProductView. Among the apps in the PTC Creo suite are Creo Parametric, Creo Direct, Creo View, Creo Simulate, and Creo Sketch. What led PTC to this unique apps approach and where are they looking to go […]

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PTC is a top three PLM vendor and has a long history in engineering software and PLM. PTC’s strategy is unique, aimed at helping manufacturers achieve “Product and Service Excellence.” While other vendors have invested in “managing products across their lifecycle” – as the PLM standard definition suggests – most have focused primarily on supporting products […]

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Tech-Clarity would like to announce participation as a charter member and advisor of Microsoft’s Innovation Management Consortium and the release of a new white paper from Microsoft sharing the Microsoft Innovation Management Framework. The paper announces the consortium and shares a wealth of information and experience from Microsoft and other consortium members, including: A repeatable […]