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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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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 […]

PTC PLM Vision 2014+

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PTC is a top three PLM vendor and has a long history in engineering software and PLM. PTC’s strategy is unique, aimed at helping manufacturers achieve “Product and Service Excellence.” While other vendors have invested in “managing products across their lifecycle” – as the PLM standard definition suggests – most have focused primarily on supporting products […]

Habanero PainTech4PD Tackles Hot Topic of Service in PLM and One Really Hot Habanero

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Tech4PD episode 15 features dueling analysts Jim Brown of Tech-Clarity and Chad Jackson of Lifecycle Insights debate the role of Product Lifecycle Management in product service. Jim and Chad both feel that PLM has an important role to play in service. But Chad thinks that the primary roles will be around service documentation and validation. Jim feels that PLM […]

Does PTC Acquisition of Servigistics Signal a new Direction for PLM Acquisitions?

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I have been giving a lot of thought to PTC’s entrance into the Service Lifecycle Management (SLM) industry. PTC acquiring Servigistics is not your ordinary PLM company acquisition. Why? Because PTC is not just extending their PLM and engineering software capabilities into the service department, PTC is now supporting the business of service management. Game […]

Better Service from Better Product Information

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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

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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 […]