Extended PDM StatExtending PDM Beyond Design Data Management (survey results)

How do top performing companies better leverage Product Data Management to hit their product development targets? We surveyed over 165 manufacturers and gained some telling insights. Our research finds that the current state of design data management continues to yield too many problems, too much wasted time, and missed product development targets. Top Performing companies, on

Upgrading to PLM when PDM Falls Short (buyer’s guide)

What should manufacturers look for when they’ve outgrown PDM and need to “level up” to PLM? Product Data Management (PDM) is a critical capability for a manufacturer of any size. As our research shows, PDM helps companies achieve business benefits including increased efficiency, improved quality, reduced cost, and the ability to bring products to market

The Facts about Managing Product Data (webcast)

What do designers, engineers, and product developers need to know about managing product data to stop wasting so much time managing CAD files and start hitting their new product development targets? Join this interactive webcast, The Facts about Managing Product Data, to learn how Top Performers spend less time managing product data and more time

PDM? PLM? TLA? WTH? PDM-less PLM?

What I learned this week … came from some reflection on PDM-less PLM: Is It Pragmatic or Just Problematic? on engineering-matters. Chad Jackson raises some great questions about whether PLM can be achieved without PDM. I wanted to share some of my thoughts on managing product data and managing product-related processes. I don’t think you

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.

One-to-One: Teamcenter Express – Expressly for Small to Midsize Manufacturers

I had the chance to talk with … Bruce Boes and the team at Siemens PLM Solutions about their Teamcenter Express offering for small to midsize manufacturers. The Express solution is a a part of what Siemens calls “The Velocity Series,” which is a full PLM offering for the small to mid-size business (SMB). The Velocity Series includes complements to Teamcenter Express that supports computer aided design (CAD, SolidEdge), computer aided analysis (CAE, FEMAP), and computer aided manufacturing (CAM, CAM Express). Teamcenter Express, either as a part of this suite or on its own, provides the base PLM capabilities, primarily collaborative product data management (CPDM).