Cool Customer Tricks – Presenting Business Value from PLM at Siemens Conference

One of my favorite parts of going to conferences is learning what cool projects, products, and other cool accomplishments manufacturers have leveraged PLM for. In addition to sharing some very positive news on the market (see PLM Keeping up Momentum: Siemens PLM Analyst Conference 2011)  the recent Siemens PLM analyst event showcased a number of

PLM Keeping up Momentum: Siemens PLM Analyst Conference 2011

I had the opportunity to talk with the team at Siemens PLM at their recent analyst conference in Boston. Every time I attend one of these events, I come back and ask myself “what can I share with people that will help them understand all that I learned in two days of presentations, demonstrations, interviews,

The Week of Webcasts – PLM Style

Join me this week or a quick peek into some of my research in one (or more) of several PLM-related webcasts this week. I will be joined by some great speakers that will share their views as well. I am not sure why this week is so densely packed with web presentations, but it should

Connecting Social Interaction with Product Information – Interview of Jim Brown

What I learned this week … came from a great conversation with Sankar from Younomy. I have been in a number of conversations recently that make me realize that the world of social computing is looking into social product development and social innovation as much as the PLM and manufacturing communities are looking into the

2011 – The Year Social Computing Explodes in NPD and PLM?

What I learned this week … came after reflecting on this video on social computing in PLM I ran across on PTC’s website. I spent a significant amount of my time and energy last year trying to understand the implications of the social networking explosion on product innovation, product development, and engineering. It was interesting

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.