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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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Engineering Change Management 2.0: Better Business Decisions from Intelligent Change Management


Traditionally, change management in product development and engineering has been viewed as a way to control cost and improve efficiencies. But companies are becoming aware that better change can drive top-line benefits—and are developing processes with an eye towards improving speed-to-market. Find out why good change management is becoming more important—and how you can use it as a tool to increase product profitability.

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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 program 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 Importance of Component Event Management in a PLM Strategy


Component event management promises an answer. Component event management is a methodology to systematically detect and resolve component events in the most timely and efficient manner possible. This paper will introduce the philosophy of component event management and introduce a new category of software that is being developed to help implement this concept and improve business performance.

data management program plm  complementary to current Product Data Management (PDM) and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) applications, adding additional information and event management capabilities to better manage the component lifecycle. There are two key aspects that make Component Event Management different than PDM. The first is the concept of an “event”. Component Event Management ties actions around externally driven events that must be addressed in a timely manner to avoid significant costs. The second is context. 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 program 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

Kenesto Drive: Product Data Management and Collaboration Game-changer?


Kenesto, a software start-up providing secure desktop-to-cloud engineering file sharing and management, has announced Kenesto Drive for mainstream engineering companies. Kenesto Drive is designed to serve as a more astute alternative to the commonly used shared network drive solutions such as Dropbox, Box, Microsoft OneDrive, and Google Drive, offering tight integration to popular CAD systems but a lower price point than product data management (PDM) and lifecycle management (PDM) suites.

data management program plm  Drive: Product Data Management and Collaboration Game-changer? Kenesto is a software start-up providing secure desktop-to-cloud engineering file sharing and management for real-time enterprise-wide collaboration. The Kenesto solution supports program and project execution (task assignment, management, and execution, and ad-hoc and fixed workflow process management), while its multi-tenant database accommodates bills of materials (BOM) and other critical data, online forms, checklists, and tables, Read More

Blackboard Learn 9.1 for Learning Management Certification Report


Blackboard Learn 9.1 is now TEC Certified for online evaluation of learning management systems in the Human Capital Management 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, product analysis, and in-depth analyst commentary.

data management program plm  Learn 9.1 for Learning Management Certification Report Blackboard Learn 9.1 is now TEC Certified for online evaluation of learning management systems in the Human Capital Management 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, product analysis, and in-depth analyst commentary. Read More

Logility Voyager Solutions for Supply Chain Management (SCM) Certification Report


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data management program plm  Voyager Solutions for Supply Chain Management (SCM) Certification Report Logility Voyager Solutions is now TEC Certified for online evaluation of supply chain management 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, product analysis, and in-depth analyst Read More

CAD-centric PLM, ERP-centric PLM, and Organic PLM: What's Right for You? - Part 1


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data management program plm  computer-aided engineering (CAE)-related product data management (PDM) realm, these vendors have expanded into the collaborative PLM realm by acquiring one or more PLM solutions and are currently selling them under the Teamcenter, ENOVIA , and Windchill PLM brands, respectively. Autodesk and Gerber Technologies would be additional prominent CAD providers that have recently joined the PLM fray. The Pros of CAD-based PLM Solutions Indisputably, CAD-based PLM vendors have thorough knowledge of product Read More

Performance Management-What the Mid-market Can Learn from Large Enterprises


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data management program plm  Management-What the Mid-market Can Learn from Large Enterprises Performance management allows companies to align business activity with corporate objectives. This research examines the different levels of business performance achieved by mid-market companies compared with larger firms, as well as the differences in strategy, capabilities, and technologies used. Key recommendations are drawn for mid-market businesses to increase the value they derive from performance management. Read More

Next-generation Data Auditing for Data Breach Protection and Risk Mitigation


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data management program plm  generation Data Auditing for Data Breach Protection and Risk Mitigation Data breaches and leaks are on the rise—and the consequences, from theft of identity or intellectual property, can seriously compromise a company’s reputation. Stolen laptops, hacking, exposed e-mail, insider theft, and other causes of data loss can plague your company. How can you detect (and respond!) to breaches and protect your data center? Learn about the functions and benefits of an automated data auditing system. Read More

Lectra Fashion PLM: PLM for the Fashion Industry Competitor Analysis Report


Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) for Fashion is an evaluation model containing tailored PLM criteria and extra functionalities that serve the specificities of this industry in order to help fashion goods (including apparel, footwear, accessory and home fashion) manufacturers and retailers to achieve more efficient product development, lower cost, and better collaboration and control throughout the whole supply chain.

data management program plm  Fashion PLM: PLM for the Fashion Industry Competitor Analysis Report Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) for Fashion is an evaluation model containing tailored PLM criteria and extra functionalities that serve the specificities of this industry in order to help fashion goods (including apparel, footwear, accessory and home fashion) manufacturers and retailers to achieve more efficient product development, lower cost, and better collaboration and control throughout the whole supply chain. Read More

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data management program plm  its expansion to product data management (PDM) about a decade ago, with the launch of its first PLM suite in 2006. Four years later, with the release of V2R2, Lectra Fashion PLM became quite a comprehensive and strong solution—in TEC’s certification of Lectra Fashion PLM, six of the eight functionality modules evaluated scored above the average solution, with five of these modules located in the Dominant Zone, a TEC convention designed to indicate a solution’s significant competitiveness in the Read More

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data management program plm  systems to facilitate the data integration that feeds incentive management systems. They also then have to generate the formulas that spreadsheets execute, and make the modifications desired by the sales and finance departments. Needless to say, almost everyone turns to IT when they need a quick report run (while we all know that creating custom reports and performing custom data extraction tasks to support incentive compensation management is time-consuming and cost-intensive), and the workload can be Read More