• 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)

Four Ways Medical Device Companies Can Become More Profitable – Guest Post on PTC Blog

In this PTC guest post, Michelle Boucher shares Four Ways Medical Device Companies Can Become More Profitable. As companies plan for 2017, medical device companies should consider these four suggestions to help them improve margins. The post touches on topics such as the cost of compliance, the Case for Quality, and considerations for the impact of IoT.

Medical Devices Manufacturers Software Selection Guide

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

Tech-Clarity TV – Practical Advice on Creating the IoT Platform (video)

This episode of Tech-Clarity TV reviews the inherent complexity involved in supporting IoT initiatives and reviews key considerations for a successful IoT program. The video blog shares real-world perspectives from several manufacturers on building versus buying IoT and IIoT infrastructure. For more information, please see a summary of the related Ten Build Buy Factors for IoT Platforms

Ten Build-Buy Factors for IoT Platforms

The Ten Build-Buy Factors for IoT Platforms ebook shares ten things companies should consider when deciding whether to build or buy the infrastructure required to support their Internet of Things (IoT) initiatives. The research shares practical experiences from several manufacturers ranging in size and IoT maturity. The eBook reports the complexities and lessons learned from their real

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