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Case Study: Edge Products
When Edge Products’ new management team saw that the company’s manual engineering processes were not conducive to its constantly changing product design

edge products  Study: Edge Products When Edge Products’ new management team saw that the company’s manual engineering processes were not conducive to its constantly changing product design environment, they immediately sought to improve change and part control processes. Learn how a new product lifecycle management (PLM) solution helped Edge reduce rework, control change processes, decrease warranty costs, and cut product return rates by 50 percent.

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Product Development and Portfolio Management

The Product Development and Portfolio Management Knowledge Base covers the execution processes of new product development projects and programs, including phase-gate processes. It also addresses Product Portfolio Management (PPM), including the evaluation processes of new and existing products and product portfolios to provide the most valuable, balanced, and well aligned portfolio of products.  

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edge products  company that makes cutting edge smart home devices such as the Nest Thermostat and Nest Protect. Nest’s mission since its launch in 2011 has been “to reinvent unloved but important devices in the home such as thermostats and smoke alarms.”   At this year’s National Retail Federation’s (NRF) Big Show in New York, we saw industry leaders like Samsung announcing an entire line of smart and connected consumer products, Staples extending its smart home initiative, and tens of other players Read More

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SAP's business intelligence solution, SAP BusinessObjects Edge BI, is now TEC Certified. The certification seal is a valuable indicator for organizations who rely on the integrity of TEC’s research services for assistance with their software selection projects. Download this 24-page TEC report for product highlights, competitive analysis, product analysis, and in-depth analyst commentary.

edge products  to differentiate SAP BusinessObjects Edge BI from other products in the BI space. It includes three zones indicating the product's focus: the Dominant zone, Competitive zone, and Not Competitive zone. TEC's model of BI systems is designed with a comprehensive breadth; generally, vendors will deliver a common base of functionality. While we believe in the necessity of knowing whether a product supports a base of common functionality, it's very helpful to understand how a product really differs from the Read More

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