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 data management unit 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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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 unit 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

Business Process Management: A Crash Course on What It Entails and Why to Use It


Business process management (BPM) has to integrate existing enterprise applications, Web services, and people in such a way that it can also quickly change, destruct, or construct processes. This is far beyond the realm of traditional enterprise application integration (EAI).

data management unit plm  of an organization. Linking data and content to processes falls in the realm of business process management (BPM), a technology that coordinates the data and actions of disparate information technology (IT) systems and should allow companies to transform potentially damaging customer interactions into revenue opportunities. An ideal enterprise system in an ideal world would have a single software vendor providing 100 percent of the data, content, business processes, and connectivity to the outside world, Read More

BOM Management for Electrical Engineers by Arena Solutions


Arena PLM is moving further into the area the company is good at, and leveling the playing field for smaller hi-tech/electronics firms to be able to play with big boys. PartsList, which has been an Arena offering for some time, is a fast way for designers to create and share clean and fully documented bills of materials (BOMs). Created especially for electronic engineers to move

data management unit plm  In addition, price break data provides a guide to purchase quantity decisions. TEC blog post (May 2012):   Arena Solutions: More Than Just a Pretty Facelift TEC product overview : Arena PLM Read More

Product Lifecycle Management Agility Founded on Innovation


Agile Software recognizes product lifecycle management (PLM) as an emerging business imperative for innovation. Now, Agile has a unique opportunity to leverage its position as the sole PLM vendor of significance to have a pure PLM pedigree.

data management unit plm  13.8 percent ( product data management [PDM] and PLM only) from 2001 to 2005. The maturity of innovation models such as product innovation, process innovation, marketing innovation, and integration innovation, will drive more enterprises towards a structured PLM approach. A Compelling Set of Client Case Studies For the Agility 2006 Conference, Agile Software successfully recruited the assistance of its installed base to provide compelling examples of PLM in action. A partial list of the number and Read More

From Shoestring Budget to Millions: The Road Ahead for an Enterprise Management Software Vendor


Indisputably, Deltek remains an enterprise applications vendor of choice for project-based businesses. With its recent capital infusion and product deliveries, it has taken some critical steps towards creating even more value for its customers.

data management unit plm  Deltek lacks integrated product data management (PDM) and field service or maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) capabilities, making it an incomplete solution (although the vendor claims it is a strategic decision not to tackle some capabilities internally), at a disadvantage with respect to several ETO-oriented ERP systems such as SAP, Oracle, IFS , Cincom Systems , Relevant Business Systems (now part of Intuitive Manufacturing Systems ), Encompix (now part of Made2Manage Systems ), Infor Visual , Read More

The PLM Program An Incremental Approach to the Strategic Value of PLM


Companies that took an early adopter approach to PLM are beginning to show significant reductions in new product introduction lead times and to benefit from meaningful cost savings by executing a series of focused, high return projects

data management unit plm  Specification management and product data management tools with parametric search capabilities can be implemented in order to allow designers to search existing items before creating new ones. Strategic sourcing initiatives can leverage these common material definitions to take advantage of larger volume purchases for a smaller number of items. Design Rationalization - An additional project that can be implemented that takes advantage of the common material definitions from rationalizing materials is a Read More

Top Three Learning Management Trends for 2011


Learning management is a growing market in certain geographical areas and within specific industries. The availability of mobile and collaborative learning devices and tools, as well as the wider adoption of Web 2.0 technologies, is opening up a whole new world of opportunities for people to learn. Read this article on user interest in learning management systems and learn about three learning management trends for 2011.

data management unit plm  and LMS solutions. Using data from TEC’s Evaluation Centers, we compiled information about end-user trends (looking first at users by geographic location and then by industry). The percentages in the figures below were derived by taking the total number of end-user inquiries from each location or industry type and dividing that by the total number of users for a given year. If we look at statistics over the past three years, we see a growing interest in learning management in specific geographic Read More

Competency Management: the Compass for Strategic Talent Management


This white paper examines how to use a competency-based approach to build behaviors, skills, and knowledge. It explains how to integrate competencies into all phases of talent management to onboard, review, develop, motivate, and retain employees. It also shows the valuable contribution competencies can make in managing change and defusing turf battles that arise during downsizings, consolidations, and business reengineering.

data management unit plm  Management: the Compass for Strategic Talent Management Plateau delivers a best-of-breed talent management solution with deep functionality for learning management, performance management, compensation management and career and succession planning. This allows organizations to take a unified approach to develop, manage, reward and optimize their talent. Superior best-in-class talent management solutions can be deployed individually or together, enabling current and prospective customer to Read More

IT Management and Development


The IT management and development business area focuses on developing the tools and resources required to understand, use, and manage IT infrastructure in order to help companies enhance their operational, tactical, and strategic capabilities. Tools for IT management and development can help companies control and measure the quality and effectiveness of their IT infrastructures, and manage software and hardware development tasks.

Challenges related to IT management and development revolve around the need for continuous research to improve products and technologies; the need to improve business and service models to increase return on investment (ROI); and, if necessary, the need to outsource IT management and development to nearshore and offshore destinations.

data management unit plm  Management and Development The IT management and development business area focuses on developing the tools and resources required to understand, use, and manage IT infrastructure in order to help companies enhance their operational, tactical, and strategic capabilities. Tools for IT management and development can help companies control and measure the quality and effectiveness of their IT infrastructures, and manage software and hardware development tasks. Challenges related to IT management and Read More

Prodika PLM Solutions


Prodika delivers collaborative Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions for companies in CPG and Process industries. Prodika PLM Solutions include; Global Specifications Management; Quality, Safety, and Regulatory Compliance Management; New Product Development and Introduction processes; Packaging and Label Management processes, Product Data Synchronization and Syndication; Value Chain Performance Management; Product Portfolio Management; Recipe/Formulation-based Product Design and Virtual Prototyping.Prodika solutions are delivered as managed application services based on the Microsoft .NET platform and a service-oriented architecture. Deployed around the world, Prodika solutions natively support product specifications and collaborative PLM processes in all languages, cultures, and currencies.

data management unit plm  Label Management processes, Product Data Synchronization and Syndication; Value Chain Performance Management; Product Portfolio Management; Recipe/Formulation-based Product Design and Virtual Prototyping.Prodika solutions are delivered as managed application services based on the Microsoft .NET platform and a service-oriented architecture. Deployed around the world, Prodika solutions natively support product specifications and collaborative PLM processes in all languages, cultures, and currencies. Read More

Systems Management Buyer's Guide


Enterprises of all sizes struggle to find and deploy effective systems management solutions. In the solution evaluation process, they need to weigh feature/function criteria along with less tangible characteristics in order to make an appropriately calibrated decision. Download this guide from Dell KACE for a comprehensive feature/function checklist, as well as additional considerations for evaluating systems management solutions.

data management unit plm  Management Buyer''s Guide Enterprises of all sizes struggle to find and deploy effective systems management solutions. In the solution evaluation process, they need to weigh feature/function criteria along with less tangible characteristics in order to make an appropriately calibrated decision. Download this guide from Dell KACE for a comprehensive feature/function checklist, as well as additional considerations for evaluating systems management solutions. Read More

Asset Management


Enterprise asset management (EAM) and computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS) enable the planning, controlling, and monitoring of physical asset events and maintenance tasks as they pertain to plants, equipment, and facilities. EAM/CMMS systems span all phases of the asset life cycle across all services, including investment planning, specification, design, operations and maintenance, and disposal. EAM/CMMS systems help managers better allocate equipment and resources, and ensure that proper and timely maintenance is carried out.

data management unit plm  Management Enterprise asset management (EAM) and computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS) enable the planning, controlling, and monitoring of physical asset events and maintenance tasks as they pertain to plants, equipment, and facilities. EAM/CMMS systems span all phases of the asset life cycle across all services, including investment planning, specification, design, operations and maintenance, and disposal. EAM/CMMS systems help managers better allocate equipment and resources, and Read More

CAD-Centric PLM, ERP-Centric PLM, and Organic PLM: What’s Right for You? - Part 2


Part 1 of this blog series started with the assertion that product lifecycle management (PLM) solutions are becoming increasingly important to enterprises, to a strategic degree. However, not all PLM products are created equal, especially in light of their different origins. My post then explored the strengths and weaknesses of the first group of PLM solutions: those coming from

data management unit plm  often means a product data management (PDM) implementation in an engineering department without implementation of very many collaborative PLM processes with other departments and trading partners. See  Kurt Chen’s blog post on the differing scopes of PDM and PLM . Another reality is that most of CAD-based PLM vendors’ revenues still come from their CAD businesses (over two thirds of revenue). On the other hand, SAP’s 8,000 PLM customers on paper make it the PLM market leader. Some PLM Read More

Configuration and Change Management for IT Compliance and Risk Management


To keep your IT infrastructure healthy, strong operational processes are essential to managing changes—both planned and unexpected. A streamlined, integrated approach that incorporates hardware and software assets is a key foundation for meeting regulatory compliance requirements. Find out how you can benefit from applications that enable continuous compliance with operational processes and tools—and reduce your business risk.

data management unit plm  and Change Management for IT Compliance and Risk Management To keep your IT infrastructure healthy, strong operational processes are essential to managing changes—both planned and unexpected. A streamlined, integrated approach that incorporates hardware and software assets is a key foundation for meeting regulatory compliance requirements. Find out how you can benefit from applications that enable continuous compliance with operational processes and tools—and reduce your business risk. Read More

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


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data management unit plm  Fashion PLM: PLM for the Retail Industry Competitor Analysis Report Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) for Retail 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