• 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)

Cloud Deployment Options for Product Innovation and Development (video)

This episode of Tech-Clarity TV discusses developing a cloud strategy for product innovation, product development, and engineering software. It reviews the benefits applicable to any cloud software but then highlights some areas where cloud software characteristics can fundamentally improve the way a job is done. The discussion also covers how to decide between options such as

Moving Production Innovation and Engineering to the Cloud (guest blog post)

Jim Brown contributed insights from his recent research on cloud options for product innovation, product development, and engineering software in a guest post titled Moving Production Innovation and Engineering to the Cloud, What’s Your Strategy? on the Siemens PLM Community. The post references findings our recent Exploring Cloud Options for Product Innovation and Development eBook. For more information on

Cloud Options for Product Innovation and Development (eBook)

The Exploring Cloud Options for Product Innovation and Development eBook shares our thoughts about the cloud software choices available for product innovation, product development, and engineering software including PLM, PDM, CAD, CAE, and more. The eBook details the different software models available and provides considerations for each. It also helps put the various options into context with a

Selecting the Right PLM Partner

Jim Brown offers some advice on selecting PLM systems in this TechTarget article A PLM Systems Comparison of the Industry’s Top Tools. The report also shares some insights on the leading PLM vendors. This is the final article of a four part series. Prior article What can PLM technology dor for Enterprises? explores the benefits of PLM and PLM tools

Choosing a PLM System? Start with Strategy!

Jim Brown offers some advice on selecting PLM systems in this TechTarget article Choosing a PLM System for Your Company? Start with Strategy. The report includes a requirements framework you can use to select the right vendor partner. This is part three of a four part series. Prior article What can PLM technology dor for Enterprises? explores the

Synergis Software PLM Vision 2015+

Synergis Software has been a consistent presence in the engineering software community for some time. Synergis is an alternative to the larger PLM providers, focusing on a more simple approach to helping companies manage CAD and other technical files. What do they have planned for the future related to PLM? Synergis plans to stay the course and continue to