• 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)

Top Five Five Factors for a Successful IIoT Implementation (webcast replay)

Jim Brown presented his recent research on building versus buying IIoT infrastructure in the upcoming Top 5 Factors for a Successful Industrial IoT Implementation webcast on Engineering.com (sponsored by Autodesk). The webcast also featured Autodesk’s Head of IoT, Bryan Kester, sharing how IIoT can help improve product service, close the loop on engineering designs, and

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

Tech-Clarity TV – How to Buy PDM

This episode of Tech-Clarity TV provides insight and guidance on how to buy the best Product Data Management (PDM) system for your business. The video describes the high-level criteria that manufacturers can use to determine which software solution will best meet their needs. The requirements span functional, implementation, adoption, support, and vendor considerations. In addition, the report

PDM (Product Data Management) Buyer’s Guide

PDM Buyer’s Guide – Ensuring Maximum Value from Product Data Management is an educational tool to help manufacturers evaluate and select the right data management solution to improve design, product development, and engineering performance. PDM helps companies control, access, and share information. This guide offers advice and requirements related to: Software functionality Implementation User adoption Support

Better Service from Better Product Information

Tech-Clarity Insight: Better Service from Better Product Information: Evolving to Visual, Product-Centric Service Communication discusses the importance of having accurate, timely product information at hand in order to profit from service and satisfy customers in the service lifecycle. Highlights the importance of detailed, visual service information such as 3D graphics and animations to communicate product

Servicing Medical Equipment

Servicing Medical Equipment: World Class Service Management for Medical Equipment. This paper extends prior research on world class service management to the medical device industry. The research suggests that there are two fundamentals that service organizations must master to rise above the competition – operational control of service operations and equipment intelligence. The paper discusses