• 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)

PLM411 Eating Acronym Soup Gag / ERP-PLM Roles Interview with NetSuite

Does ingesting a three letter acronym like ERP, CRM, or PLM improve business? Of course not. But implementing the right combination of enterprise software can improve manufacturing business performance. Enjoy our spoof on software acronyms and then listen to a more sincere discussion between Gavin Davidson of NetSuite and Tech-Clarity’s Jim Brown. The video series is brought

Integrating Cloud PLM

Issue in Focus: Integrating Cloud PLM: Considerations for Systems Integration in the Cloud offers advice and insight on the integration questions companies face as they explore the applicability of Cloud PLM for their business. The report discusses existing issues such as what to integrate and how to define roles for different systems. It also analyzes

Integrating PLM and MES – Realizing the Digital Factory

Tech-Clarity Insight Integrating PLM and MES – Realizing the Digital Factory expands the discussion on the roles that ERP and PLM play in manufacturing to include the role of Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES). The paper discusses the business need for integrating the solutions, automating the integrated product and production lifecycle, and closing the loop between

Evolving Roles of ERP and PLM

The Evolving Roles of ERP and PLM: Integrating the Roles of Execution and Innovation extends past research on the roles of ERP and PLM, describes the evolution of ERP-PLM integration beyond the basics to a more mature, bi-directional interaction. Reviews how companies can close the loop between product innovation and managing the business of manufacturing.

Complementary Roles of ERP and PLM

Complementary Roles of ERP and PLM: Leveraging Enterprise Applications to Maximize Product Profitability provides an overview of the roles that ERP and PLM can play in maximizing product profitability, describing recent implementations and key considerations to help manufacturers determine the right application approach for their business. Please enjoy the free Introduction below, or click the report

The Complementary Roles of PIM and PLM

The Complementary Roles of PIM and PLM: Extending PLM with Product Information Management explores how Product Information Management (PIM) can extend the value of PLM implementations by providing complementary tools and capabilities. Please enjoy the free Executive Summary below, or click the report title above to download the full PDF (free of charge, no registration