SaaS-O-Matic Spoof and Interview on True Cloud PLM with Excellims

How do you tell true cloud PLM software versus other SaaS options and why is it important? We start this episode by poking some fun at old software disguised as cloud. Then, Jim Brown interviews Excellims Corporation’s VP of Engineering Mark Osgood who shares his experience outgrowing spreadsheets for managing product lifecycles, finding PLM systems cost

Modernizing Manufacturing Systems with the Cloud

Tech-Clarity Insight: Modernizing Manufacturing Systems with the Cloud – Leveraging Cloud ERP to Improve Systems and Business Performance shares insights from three manufacturers and Tech-Clarity’s research into cloud enterprise systems to assess the cloud opportunity for ERP. The report discusses how the cloud ERP business model helps overcome financial and IT resource contraints that keep manufacturers

A Deeper Look into Cloud PLM

A quick peek into some research on cloud applications for PLM. The report, Issue in Focus: Assessing the Cloud PLM Opportunity: Evaluating the Benefits, Requirements, and Considerations provides insight into the benefits a cloud-based solution can offer. Cloud applications are proven in other enterprise solution areas, most notably CRM, and this paper shares lessons learned

Engineering Software Market Predictions from the COFES Crystal Ball

For the past four years, Tech-Clarity and Cyon Research have conducted a short market survey of the participants in the engineering software market. Each year we have presented the results at COFES and had some interesting discussions based on the data. This year, we turn the “crystal ball” towards the future as the economy takes

A Time and a Reason to Talk Cloud PLM

What I learned this week … is that the time has come for Tech-Clarity to start talking about PLM in the Cloud. Why now? Because there are some real options for manufacturers to consider, and it has moved from a theoretical discussion to a practical one. So without further ado, let’s get the discussion going.

Autodesk’s announces PLM Solution 360 Nexus – So What?

You have probably heard by now that Autodesk has announced that they are entering the PLM market with the announcement of Autodesk 360 Nexus. I had the opportunity to hear about this in a “behind the scenes” look a while back and attended Autodesk University this week to take in the launch. Autodesk put a