• Jim Brown joins Autodesk's Michael Vesperman during this Engineering Live panel discussion moderated by Janine Mooney, Editor in Chief at Advantage Business Media. Jim and Michael share insights from recent survey results and customer experience in an interactive discussion on NPDI.  They share NPD best practices and technology including 7 things that Top Performers in NPDI do differently than the rest. Register for the May 17 event now! … [ read more ]

    Beating the Competition with New Product Development and Introduction (webcast)
  • On Thursday, April 27 at 2:00 EDT, Michelle Boucher will share tips to improve the efficiency of simulation preprocessing.  During this webinar,  Shawn Wasserman, simulation editor at ENGINEERING.com, will join Michelle. This webinar will reveal: The top improvement areas you should focus on to get even more value from simulation Common challenges during the preprocessing phase Best practices to overcome those preprocessing challenges Case studies demonstrating the benefits of efficient preprocessing   Register for this live event.   … [ read more ]

    Webinar: Solving the Bottlenecks of Simulation Preprocessing
  • The Design Data Management Maturity Improves Profitability, Analyzing Best Practices for Managing Designs report shares fresh survey data and interviews. It updates our design data management research to cover new trends like using cloud file sharing applications to manage data. It also drills down on the topics of complexity and non-value added time spent managing design data, and shares metrics on the business improvements available from design data management best practices and technologies. Please enjoy the summary below, or click the report or title to download the full PDF (free of charge, no … [ read more ]

    Design Data Management Maturity Improves Profitability (survey report)
  • How should you improve access to service and parts information? Please share your experience, thoughts, and lessons learned  in this new survey on managing product service and parts information. The survey explores ways to streamline parts information for service technicians and the associated benefits. We will explore questions such as: What are the biggest challenges you should focus on to improve the efficiency of service visits? What type of information would service technicians find most useful ? How can you improve the accuracy of service manuals? We would like to learn what you find hard and … [ read more ]

    Managing Product Service and Parts Information (Survey Invitation)
  • Tech-Clarity's Medical Devices Manufacturers Software Selection Guide helps manufacturers identify the right buying criteria for software solutions to support developing, producing, and servicing medical devices. This buyer's guide also takes into account unique needs for medical device companies including regulatory compliance and support for the FDA's Case for Quality. Tech-Clarity’s Buyer’s Guides go beyond software functionality to provide a framework of requirements that impact implementation success and long-term ROI, including: Software capabilities Implementation User adoption … [ read more ]

    Medical Devices Manufacturers Software Selection Guide

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

IoT Makes As Good as the Day I Bought It a Thing of the Past Guest Post on PTC’s Product Lifecycle Report

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.

PTC PLM Vision 2015+

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

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.