ACE Innovation Series Webcasts

Jim Brown presented on a series of three innovation-focused webcasts with Kalypso and Aras. Mr. Brown will present on topics including how to develop a world class product development strategy and how to leverage PLM solutions to realize the strategy. Click the titles below to view the recorded webcasts (registration required on Aras site). Journey

Engineering’s Role in Surviving a Down Economy

Tech-Clarity Insight: Engineering’s Role in Surviving a Down Economy – Designing Profitability through an Economic Downturn discusses strategies that Engineering can adopt to help their companies navigate difficult financial times. Explains how Engineering can help their companies survive during the downturn, but also invest for the future to thrive during the eventual economic recovery. Please

Good Economic News for Manufacturing?

A quick peek into some research on … the economic state of manufacturing in the US. I don’t research the market or financials, but the least 12-24 months have been tough on manufacturers and all of those that are a part of the manufacturing ecosystem. I saw this press release from the Associated Press, and realized how long I have been waiting for some positive indication for all of us. And here it is…”Stocks higher on improving manufacturing data.” It’s about time!

Research Rap: Impact of Economy on Smaller PLM Vendors

A quick peek into some research on … how the economy has impacted smaller companies in the engineering software market. This is a follow up to last my post on the impact of the economy on the engineering software market as a whole, with the detail I promised on smaller vendors. Last week I tipped my hand by saying that smaller companies believe they will weather the storm, and some feel they will come out stronger on the other end. That generated some interesting discussion, so I thought I should hurry to post some detail, so here it is…