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Innovation, Innovation, Innovation: Notes from DSCC 2010 (Day 1)
The Dassault Systèmes Customer Conference (DSCC) 2010 kicked off on November 9th, 2010 in Orlando, Florida. It is the second time that Dassault Systèmes has

digital thread  Is Sustainable Innovation? . Digital Innovation Following Charlès’ speech, customer keynote from Ford Motor kept going with the innovation thread but scaled to a more detailed manner—digital innovation. According to the speaker, Ford Motor was able to utilize PLM to digitize product development process, add value to the digital process, integrate data from various sources, and create a single point of engineering. As a result, Ford Motor had achieved significant productivity improvements and cost

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Enterprise Content Management (ECM) System RFI/RFP Template

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