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Shifting CTO Design and Validation Left (infographic)

This infographic explains how manufacturers can improve configure-to-order (CTO) profitability by shifting design and validation "left," earlier in the product lifecycle, to rapidly respond to requests with accurate quotes and quality products. For more information on 3D Design and Validation, download the … [ read more ]

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Finding PLM to Fit Midsized Manufacturers eBook

Our Finding PLM to Fit Midsized Manufacturers eBook explains how smaller companies find themselves stuck between full-featured 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 … [ read more ]

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SolidWorks Vision 2016+

SOLIDWORKS World 2016 was held in Dallas, TX earlier this year. At the event, SOLIDWORKS revealed much about their strategy for this coming year and beyond. This post outlines 5 takeaways about SOLIDWORKS’s strategy for 2016 and beyond. This post is part of our CAD and CAE strategy series which complements … [ read more ]

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Swivl’s Mike Pierce Explains why Startups Need PLM (PLM411 video)

In this episode of PLM411, Tech-Clarity's Jim Brown interviews Mike Pierce to understand how PLM helps Swivl save tens of thousands of dollars by eliminating mistakes. Mike shares his experience that most companies have to "experience something awful" before they realize they need PLM, and then find out how … [ read more ]

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How to Empower R&D and Engineering Teams to Innovate with New Materials

How to Empower R&D and Engineering Teams to Innovate with New Materials: Secrets to Growing Revenue and Increasing Profit Margins identifies six lessons to help companies innovate to secure future revenue streams, while managing risk. The study examines how new materials can help  companies innovate and how … [ read more ]

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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.