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Avoiding the Four Data Display Pitfalls in Dashboard Design
Presenting data and results is one of the fundamental stages of every business intelligence (BI) or business performance (BPM) deployment. Data is also

design and multimedia  Display Pitfalls in Dashboard Design Presenting data and results is one of the fundamental stages of every business intelligence (BI) or business performance (BPM) deployment. Data is also important when adopting a new solution, and for the overall success of a BI project—even when the project stage does not represent any major technical challenge. A dashboard is the main screen by which end users, executives, managers, and information workers can see data generated by the BI system. Then, based on this

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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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SAP Starts Pushing - “Politely”


SAP and BackWeb Announce Strategic Alliance To Bring New Push Technology to mySAP.com™ Marketplace For Complex RFPs and RFQs.

design and multimedia  frequent updates based on design changes by the buyer or suggestions by potential vendors. mySAP.com leverages more than 20,000 SAP installations and more than 10 million users including those in their partner ecosystem. Combining push technology with the mySAP.com solution bolsters SAP's offering and adds a new level of functionality to the Marketplace. We can expect similar moves by vendors offering exchange or marketplaces, as they seek to improve their collaboration capabilities. User Recommendations Read More

IFCS inc.


Founded in 1993, and located in the center of Montreal's "multimedia city," IFCS, Inc. is a Quebec (Canada)-based firm specializing in the analysis, modeling, design, implementation, and customization of asset management solutions. The company's product line includes solutions for maintenance management, production management, electronic documentation management, and the design of secure, multilingual, transactional Internet sites. IFCS is also an Oracle value-added reseller (VAR).

design and multimedia  documentation management, and the design of secure, multilingual, transactional Internet sites. IFCS is also an Oracle value-added reseller (VAR). Read More

Mentor Graphics Deepens Its Automotive Embedded Systems Wares


Mentor Graphics Corporation, a provider of electronic hardware and software design solutions, has acquired XS Embedded (XSe), a German developer of design software for automotive hardware and reference platforms, under undisclosed terms. XSe has more than 10 years of direct experience in the automotive electronics design industry across 20 automotive programs that combine hardware and software expertise.

design and multimedia  approach to accelerate system design and verification by providing automotive-grade hardware and software to lower system-on-chip (SoC) time to market.   XSe’s products complement Mentor's existing automotive design software offerings. The Mentor Graphics Embedded Systems Division enables embedded development for a variety of applications, including automotive, industrial, medical, consumer electronics, networking, and military and aerospace. Mentor is now much better, if not uniquely, positioned to ad Read More

SAP HANA: A Fast Developing “Toddler” - Part 1


It doesn’t take an exceptional industry analyst or market observer to realize that SAP HANA has become one of the pillars of SAP’s future strategy (possibly even a “bet the farm” move). HANA is a major part of SAP’s goal of being a next-generation database management provider, and SAP now has a number of relational database assets, both developed on its own and from the Sybase acquisition. In fact

design and multimedia  paradigms of enterprise software design and development.  SAP HANA is already available as an enterprise resource planning (ERP) database for the SAP Business One Analytics and SAP BusinessObjects Edge BI offerings for the small to medium business (SMB) customers , while  Dr. Vishal Sikka, a member of the Executive Board of SAP AG and the Global Managing Board, heading technology and innovation for the company, was recently optimistic and expects the flagship SAP ERP suite to be running on the new datab Read More

Gaining Competitive Advantage through Global Product Development


Product development is a mission-critical process. And it can also be very expensive. But thanks to modern computer-aided design (CAD), computer-aided engineering (CAE), computer-aided manufacturing (CAM), and product lifecycle management (PLM) systems, many manufacturing companies now have the tools that allow better alignment of cost and value-add. This is what’s referred to as “global product development.” Learn more.

design and multimedia  access to product development design and process information throughout the lifecycle. PTC's Global Product Development (GPD) Solution is your key to meeting today's manufacturing and product development challenges and anticipating tomorrow's. Source: PTC Resources Related to Gaining Competitive Advantage through Global Product Development : Competitive Advantage (Wikipedia) Gaining Competitive Advantage through Global Product Development Global Product Development is also known as : Product Development Read More

Selecting Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) for Design, Operate, Maintain


Design-operate-maintain is an approach to asset management designed to maximize value over the entire asset lifecycle—from asset planning and design through years of maintenance and operation through to decommissioning and replacement. How can you select EAM software capable of supporting this enlightened approach? Download this white paper to find out.

design and multimedia  lifecycle—from asset planning and design through years of maintenance and operation through to decommissioning and replacement. How can you select EAM software capable of supporting this enlightened approach? Download this white paper to find out. Read More

Breaking Down Information Silos Between Manufacturing and Design: A New Approach to CAD/ERP Data Integration


What would you do if a critical error occurred during production—all because the wrong data was input into your enterprise resource planning (ERP) system? You’d probably be asking “how could this happen?” The ability to communicate information between teams can mean the difference between production success and failure. Avoid these snafus with a system that can integrate the data of both the design and ERP systems.

design and multimedia  data of both the design and ERP systems. Read More

Think About Design When Thinking of BI


On January 5, 2009, the American Design Communities presented a document to the US Congress called “Redesigning America’s Future: 10 Design Policy Proposals for the United States of America’s Economic Competitiveness & Democratic Governance.” Indeed, design is gaining importance in every area. This discussion with technologist Elif Tutuk explores how design thinking could be applied to business intelligence (BI).

design and multimedia  About Design When Thinking of BI On January 5, 2009, the American Design Communities presented a document to the US Congress called “Redesigning America’s Future: 10 Design Policy Proposals for the United States of America’s Economic Competitiveness & Democratic Governance.” Indeed, design is gaining importance in every area. This discussion with technologist Elif Tutuk explores how design thinking could be applied to business intelligence (BI). Read More

Engineering and Architecture


The engineering and architecture (also known as civil engineering) industry deals with the planning, design, and maintenance of physical structures including roads, bridges, buildings, and so on. As one of the oldest engineering disciplines, engineering and architecture has a very long history and keeps evolving based on the advancement of science and technology.

Facing economic and technological waves together with shifting market demands, today’s engineering and architecture firms need to address the following trends or challenges in order to be successful in their business practices.

design and multimedia  deals with the planning, design, and maintenance of physical structures including roads, bridges, buildings, and so on. As one of the oldest engineering disciplines, engineering and architecture has a very long history and keeps evolving based on the advancement of science and technology. Facing economic and technological waves together with shifting market demands, today’s engineering and architecture firms need to address the following trends or challenges in order to be successful in their business Read More

Lucky Zone Design Selects NGC ERP XPress


Lucky Zone Design, a private label apparel manufacturer based in New York, is implementing NGC’s ERP XPress offering as a strategic platform for growth. NGC’s very new product provides the features of NGC’s flagship enterprise resource planning (ERP) application in a software-as-a-service (SaaS) model delivered in the cloud.

design and multimedia  cloud.   Lucky Zone Design selected NGC after a comprehensive review of the fashion ERP solutions available in the market based on the vendor’s in-depth knowledge of the apparel industry. NGC Software is a leading provider of product lifecycle management (PLM), supply chain management (SCM), ERP, and shop floor control software and services for brands, retailers, and consumer products companies.   Unveiled in June 2014 , NGC ERP Xpress requires no software to install or configure, no need to purchase Read More

What’s New in the World of Design Components and Kernels?


Those folks that follow the 3D and 2D computer aided design (CAD) space are aware that all major design, manufacturing, and engineering software products are based on geometry modeling kernels and a variety of other development components. Spatial Corp., a Dassault Systèmes subsidiary, is one prominent provider of 3D development software components for technical applications across a broad range

design and multimedia  in the World of Design Components and Kernels? Those folks that follow the 3D and 2D computer aided design (CAD) space are aware that all major design, manufacturing, and engineering software products are based on geometry modeling kernels and a variety of other development components. Spatial Corp. , a Dassault Systèmes subsidiary, is one prominent provider of 3D development software components for technical applications across a broad range of industries. Spatial 3D modeling, 3D visualization, and CAD Read More

The CIO’s New Guide to Design of Global IT Infrastructure


Technology has enabled businesses to become highly distributed—whether across a region or around the globe. This paper explores the business imperatives that are driving enterprise IT design today, and presents five key principles chief information officers (CIOs) are using to redesign business infrastructures. It also explains how wide-area network (WAN) solutions can help hold distributed organizations together.

design and multimedia  are driving enterprise IT design today, and presents five key principles chief information officers (CIOs) are using to redesign business infrastructures. It also explains how wide-area network (WAN) solutions can help hold distributed organizations together. Read More

How to Design and Optimize Your Global Service Delivery Models


In the past 10 years, business process and IT outsourcing markets have become globalized, raising some key issues for outsourcing buyers. How can you develop a service delivery model for your business that fully exploits global sourcing opportunities while supporting overall corporate strategies, goals, and principles? By developing a set of integrated capabilities and processes as part of your core competency.

design and multimedia  to Design and Optimize Your Global Service Delivery Models In the past 10 years, business process and IT outsourcing markets have become globalized, raising some key issues for outsourcing buyers. How can you develop a service delivery model for your business that fully exploits global sourcing opportunities while supporting overall corporate strategies, goals, and principles? By developing a set of integrated capabilities and processes as part of your core competency. Read More

Dassault Systèmes-Expanding Product Development and the 3D Experience


The Dassault Systèmes vision is to enable everyone—from product designers, engineers, and suppliers to end users and their respective communities—to create, share, and experience the three-dimensional virtual world, thereby maximizing the value of their intellectual property and digital assets. In this article, TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic reports on the 3D design tools he recently saw demoed, how they enable collaboration, and their application to manufacturing and other sectors.

design and multimedia  provider of three-dimensional (3D) design and product lifecycle management (PLM) solutions, officially opened its Americas headquarters in the greater Boston area. The ribbon-cutting ceremony was attended by the company’s local employees, the media, and dignitaries such as France’s Ambassador to the United States (US) François Delattre, Massachusetts Lieutenant Governor Tim Murray, and Dassault Systèmes’ chief executive officer (CEO) Bernard Charles. Fancy North American HQ In late 2010, Dassault Read More