Eliminating Design Bottlenecks from Concept to Release (survey invitation)

What slows you down during design? Can you reuse concept models  during detail design? What would help improve industrial design efficiency? Do machine designers waste time on tedious design steps? We are researching how engineers spend their time and the impact of different approaches. We invite you to participate in our Eliminating Design Bottle from

Smart Products WebcastHow to Profit from Smart Products (webcast)

How can companies increase profits from smart products? Join our smart product webcast with PTC where we’ll review real data from our recent survey on companies’ level of involvement with smart products, quantified business results, and the opportunities and challenges of pursuing a smart products strategy. Register now to learn more insights on August 17th

Avoiding Engineering Time Wasters (survey invitation)

What engineering tasks do you find to be the biggest time wasters? How would it help if those tasks consumed less time? Can PLM or PDM help? We are researching how engineers spend their time and the impact of different approaches. We invite you to participate in our engineering time wasters survey. The survey takes

Profiting from Smart Machines, Equipment, and Devices (survey invitation)

How can manufacturers increase revenue or decrease cost with smart products like industrial machines, commercial equipment, and medical devices? This survey is now closed. Please see the results in Profiting from Smart Products or look for more survey opportunities here.  

Julie Fraser ThumbTech-Clarity adds Manufacturing Software Analyst Julie Fraser

Tech-Clarity is pleased to announce that we are expanding our research team and extending our coverage to manufacturing operations software! Industry veteran and long-time research analyst Julie Fraser joins Tech-Clarity as Vice President of Research, Manufacturing Software. Julie brings with her a wealth of depth in manufacturing, scheduling, quality, maintenance, and smart manufacturing. Please visit

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