Clarity on PLM

Clarity on PLM is Tech-Clarity's primary outlet for research and insights on the value of enterprise software to improve product innovation, product development, engineering, and manufacturing performance. Clarity on PLM is an ongoing dialogue about how software technology can improve business performance.

PLM Missing a “P” in the Lifecycle – Packaging

Despite all of the advancements in Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) packaging still requires a best of breed solution. For many industries the package is an equal part of the marketable product. As PLM has penetrated industries where packaging plays a key role, such as consumer packaged goods (CPG), there have been investments and improvements in the

PTC Creo Vision 2014+

PTC Creo is an engineering design suite of applications which came from PTC products formerly called Pro/ENGINEER, CoCreate, and ProductView. Among the apps in the PTC Creo suite are Creo Parametric, Creo Direct, Creo View, Creo Simulate, and Creo Sketch. What led PTC to this unique apps approach and where are they looking to go

Oracle’s Vision for Agile 2014+

What does the future hold for Oracle’s PLM solutions? Oracle has big plans for PLM that include Agile PLM, Agile PLM for Process, and the recently released Oracle Innovation Management solution. Not to mention continued support for the (once considered sunset) Eigner PLM solution. This post shares a bit of Agile history followed by my insights on their

Siemens NX CAD Vision 2014+

NX is one of the top 3D modelers in the world. It is a fully featured CAD system that offers deep capabilities for integrated CAD, CAE, and CAM as well as conceptual design. Its success in the automotive industry has even been recognized by General Motors as Supplier of the Year on multiple occasions. In an

The Strategic Visions of CAD and CAE Providers 2014+

Tech-Clarity’s series on the 2014 strategic visions of PLM vendors is taking a look at the interesting things happening in the PLM space.  The unique approaches to the space make it a very exciting time for PLM. I’d like to complement this series by taking a deeper look at the design side of PLM. I’ll

Does Enovia Still Deliver the PLM Experience in the 3D Experience Era?

Where do Enovia and PLM fit in Dassault Systèmes’ 3DExperience strategy? As I posted in Dassault Systèmes PLM Vision 2014+, DS is “moving beyond the core of PLM.” Many of their existing manufacturing customers, particularly in Engineering, may not find a reason to care. Some might even be concerned that DS has lost focus on