Product Data Integration Humor / Interview on PLM Customization with Stan Przybylinski

We take a silly look at solving the problem of fragmented product data and processes with a mythical integration product called FlōSēl. Then we get down to business with Tech-Clarity's Jim Brown and CIMdata's Stan Przybylinski discussing the … [ read more ]


How Much PDM is Right for You? (animated video)

This short, animated Tech-Clarity TV episode explores the different Product Data Management options available to manufacturers. It explains that value of full-featured PDM as a step beyond CAD File Management and a stepping stone toward PLM for more … [ read more ]


Materials Innovation Survey

How are leading companies enabling their teams to be more innovative? How are they taking advantage of the latest material advancements? Please share your experience. We are conducting new research on product innovation. This survey is targeted … [ read more ]

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Product Configuration and “To Order” Manufacturing Survey

How do leading “to order” manufacturers support their sales, quote, and manufacturing processes? If you have already completed the survey  –> please share with a colleague or on social media using the “Share/Save” options … [ read more ]

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PLM Beyond Managing CAD

Product Lifecycle Management Beyond Managing CAD, The Business Value of PLM shares survey results exploring the value of PLM beyond managing design files such as CAD. While the research finds that most Top Performers manage CAD in PLM, they also do … [ read more ]


SAP Extends 3D Tech Pubs with Right Hemisphere

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See Jim Brown’s contributed article in Advantage for the Product Lifecycle, SAP Extends Technical Publishing to the Enterprise. The article explains the opportunity for manufacturers to improve their technical communications processes with solutions like Right Hemisphere, including Dassault System’s 3DVIA (Composer), Anark, PTC’s Arbortext, Cortona3D, Immersive Design, Lattice Technology, Quadrispace, and others. Beyond that, the […]

Taking PPM to the Next Level

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Jim Brown presents his views on Advanced PPM on this joint SAP / SmartOrg webinar. He will share his views from his report on improving product development decision making. View a Replay of the Webcast Note: The sign-in screen is very sparse, don’t be alarmed.

The Value of PLM in Product and Service Leadership – Myths of PLM

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Jim Brown presents at an invitation-only SAP customer event at SAP North American headquarters in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania. The presentation focuses on the top myths regarding product lifecycle management (PLM). Event is invitation only by SAP.

Webcasts: Learn what Social Business Collaboration and Advanced Product Portfolio Management Have in Common

A quick peek into some research on Social Business Collaboration and Advanced PPM. What do these two very  interesting topics have in common? Live webcasts featuring Jim Brown of Tech-Clarity next week, Thursday and Friday February 16-17. OK, I admit it was a cheap trick, but I hope it convinces you to learn about one […]

Supporting Business Strategies with Engineering Data – PLM? PDM? CPDM? EDM?

A quick peek into some research on … how effectively managing engineering data can improve engineering efficiency. Beyond just efficiency, the study looks at how solutions that manage engineering data – whether you call them PLM, PDM, CPDM, EDM, or any other acronym – can play a critical role in helping manufacturers realize their business strategies.

SAP and Colgate Innovate on … Innovation!

What I learned in June is that SAP and their customer Colgate have been hard at work improving the way manufacturers innovate. While this isn’t a formal SAP product as of yet, the co-developed solution shows some real promise on how companies can use social computing to drive innovation.