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 data management architecture plm

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Core PLM for Discrete Industries

The foundation of product lifecycle management (PLM) for the discrete manufacturing industries is product data management (PDM). It covers design and product-related aspects of PLM including management of material specifications, product structures, production processes, design tools, document management, and design collaboration. 

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Fighting Back: How Product Data Management Can Give You the Competitive Edge


Canadian manufacturers are getting squeezed. Challenged by a rising Canadian dollar, forced to hold the line on prices in the US market, pressured by customer demand for lower prices, better quality, and quicker service, these manufacturers need a way to retain their competitive edge and increase bottom-line profitability. Find out why product data management (PDM) is a solution you can turn to in these challenging times.

data management architecture plm  Back: How Product Data Management Can Give You the Competitive Edge TEC provides decision support systems (DSS) that enable stakeholders to objectively identify the software products that best fit their company''s unique business and systems requirements. TEC is organized in evaluation centers like Product Lifecycle Management (PLM). PLM also incorporates vital product data management (PDM) functionality. Source: Technology Evaluation Centers Resources Related to Fighting Back: How Product Data Read More

Siemens’ Active Workspace Handles PLM Data Complexity


Today, many companies have massive amounts of information generated from their product lifecycle processes currently lying dormant, often spread across many sites, departments, and divisions, and located in several different unconnected databases. This information overload, resulting from the increasing speed, variety, and volume of data coming from multiple sources, could and should be used to

data management architecture plm  variety, and volume of data coming from multiple sources, could and should be used to enhance decision making. However, finding, understanding, and acting on all of this scattered information can be difficult, time consuming, and ultimately expensive. Product complexity is also increasing (many modern products, such as cars, planes, and smartphones have complex mixtures of mechanical, electrical, and software designs and components), and the product lifecycle management (PLM) systems that support the Read More

The Many Faces of PLM Part Two: The Future of the PLM Suite


The future of the PLM Suite will include more applications that cover product-related functionality and further expand the benefits available. As the PLM Suite matures, companies will benefit from increased functionality and increased integration between business processes. The ultimate expression of this more mature solution will result in a broad suite of focused, integrated applications that leverage a core of unified, structured product data - the PLM Platform.

data management architecture plm  and Manufacturing Involvement Product Data Management, Technology Transfer Better Visibility and Communication Business Process Management, PDM, ECO Summary Clearly, Product Lifecycle Management is a broad suite of applications that is still developing in terms of footprint. The PDMA Conference provided an excellent overview of a number of the solution areas that contribute to the PLM value proposition. The PLM footprint will grow, and continue to provide deeper and broader functionality. Manufacturers Read More

The Challenge to Achieve Perfect Order Management


Superior order management can provide you with a competitive edge across the board. To move closer to order perfection and a truly loyal customer base, you must cost-effectively eliminate the issues preventing on-time, accurate order fulfillment. This involves every process, including planning and forecasting, acquiring and creating accurate orders and contracts, handling order changes, and resolving fulfillment and post-delivery problems.

data management architecture plm  general trends, use strategic data for consolidated financial reporting, and ensure compliance with government regulations and commercial pricing programs. Inquiry, Quotation, Order Through integration with other order management applications, your quotation and order-entry processes and applications should ensure the following: Sales employees understand strategic sales priorities before entering orders Contract terms and conditions have been validated against pricing, configuring, credit, and Read More

The Best-kept Secret in the Product Lifecycle Management Mid-market


The name Omnify Software may hardly come to mind when one thinks of the product lifecycle management (PLM) leaders, but that might change down the track

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Selecting a PLM Vendor


PLM enterprise applications should not be selected in a vacuum. The needs and requirements of multiple departments and even business partners must be represented in the documented requirements and also on the selection team, which should attempt to examine different functions and methods involved in critical areas.

data management architecture plm  around transactions and structured data are not built to handle the combination of structured and unstructured information typically found in product life cycle processes. Although most of the major ERP vendors recognize the need to offer PLM to their customers and have a strategy to deliver these capabilities, avoid ERP and SCM vendors that are obviously repackaging existing transactional solutions. It is important to remember that product lifecycle management is by its nature a collaborative solution. Read More

Data Quality Strategy: A Step-by-Step Approach


To realize the benefits of their investments in enterprise computing systems, organizations must have a detailed understanding of the quality of their data—how to clean it and how to keep it clean. Those organizations that approach this issue strategically will be successful. But what goes into a data quality strategy? This paper from Business Objects, an SAP company, explores the strategy in the context of data quality.

data management architecture plm  what goes into a data quality strategy? This paper from Business Objects, an SAP company, explores the strategy in the context of data quality. Read More

DP&C SmartFleet for Supply Chain Management of Transportation Management Systems Certification Report


DP&C SmartFleet is TEC Certified for online evaluation of transportation management system (TMS) solutions in the Supply Chain Management (SCM) Evaluation Center. The certification seal is a valuable indicator for organizations relying on the integrity of TEC research for assistance with their software selection projects. Download this report for product highlights, competitive analysis, and in-depth analyst commentary.

data management architecture plm  C SmartFleet for Supply Chain Management of Transportation Management Systems Certification Report DP&C SmartFleet is TEC Certified for online evaluation of transportation management system (TMS) solutions in the Supply Chain Management (SCM) Evaluation Center. The certification seal is a valuable indicator for organizations relying on the integrity of TEC research for assistance with their software selection projects. Download this report for product highlights, competitive analysis, and in-depth Read More

Knowledge Management: The Core of Service Resolution Management


Businesses today need to demonstrate their value to customers by making information that is relevant to them accessible. Hence the need for knowledge management software, which helps companies segment and then distribute the information their customers want to know.

data management architecture plm  pull answers from any data source an agent can connect it to, thereby giving agents the right information at the right time. Lastly, the automation of key resolution processes enables new agents to get up to speed more quickly. By pre-populating case notes and pre-establishing workflows and other techniques, the companies can create an environment that allows agents to operate as effectively as possible, regardless of their experience. With the addition of multiple channels and new technologies to Read More

Core HR Systems: Flawless Execution Enabling Strategic HR Management


Human resources (HR) professionals are tasked with ensuring employee needs are fulfilled and employer interests are protected. Management of core employee data, such as record-keeping, time and attendance, and payroll processing, is a cornerstone of every HR operation, and the way companies collect and maintain such data is critical. Find out what core HR management capabilities and systems today’s companies are using.

data management architecture plm  collect and maintain such data is critical. Find out what core HR management capabilities and systems today’s companies are using. Read More

Data Masking: Strengthening Data Privacy and Security


Many business activities require access to real production data, but there are just as many that don’t. Data masking secures enterprise data by eliminating sensitive information, while maintaining data realism and integrity. Many Fortune 500 companies have already integrated data masking technology into their payment card industry (PCI) data security standard (DSS) and other compliance programs—and so can you.

data management architecture plm  Masking: Strengthening Data Privacy and Security Many business activities require access to real production data, but there are just as many that don’t. Data masking secures enterprise data by eliminating sensitive information, while maintaining data realism and integrity. Many Fortune 500 companies have already integrated data masking technology into their payment card industry (PCI) data security standard (DSS) and other compliance programs—and so can you. Read More

Infor PLM Optiva


Infor PLM Optiva integrates product design functionality with program management, collaboration, and workflow capabilities. The company's solution features a central data repository that serves as a global backbone enabling a company to capture, share, and manage product development information, and collaborate with its customers and suppliers to bring new products to market at Internet speed. Optiva is a product development software solution for the food and beverage, chemicals, consumer packaged goods, and pharmaceutical industries, which helps companies bring products to market. Because the product is modular, Formation Systems helps companies taylor its functionality. Using the product's tools such as formula optimization and recipe management, can help - Create market-ready products - Elevate product quality with consistency - Integrate knowledge throughout the enterprise - Unite with key business partners

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Asset Management


Asset management is crucial for businesses that wish to keep costs down while running an efficient service. Waer Systems has taken its experience in controlling inventory and has applied it to the management and reservation of an organization’s assets. Waer’s cloud-based solution, WAERlinx, provides companies with the resources to systematically process operations, maintenance, and the upgrading of assets, cost-effectively.

data management architecture plm  Management Asset management is crucial for businesses that wish to keep costs down while running an efficient service. Waer Systems has taken its experience in controlling inventory and has applied it to the management and reservation of an organization’s assets. Waer’s cloud-based solution, WAERlinx, provides companies with the resources to systematically process operations, maintenance, and the upgrading of assets, cost-effectively. Read More

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To achieve global transparency of all customer relationships, SAP AG upgraded to the latest release of the SAP customer relationship management (CRM) application. This upgrade is part of its CRM Clear Vision Program. Learn how the upgrade to a single global solution helped SAP AG achieve effective collaboration, better visibility, improved productivity, and stronger customer relationships.

data management architecture plm  Study: SAP and Sales Management To achieve global transparency of all customer relationships, SAP AG upgraded to the latest release of the SAP customer relationship management (CRM) application. This upgrade is part of its CRM Clear Vision Program. Learn how the upgrade to a single global solution helped SAP AG achieve effective collaboration, better visibility, improved productivity, and stronger customer relationships. Read More